How to make your profile stand out


It’s no secret that we request a lot of information for our candidate profiles. Although it takes time to fill out completely, it’s the bare minimum we need to get a good sense of who you are in order to present you with the right job opportunities.

Keep these tips in mind while creating or editing your profile, so that you attract the right roles and employers:

1. Make it easy to like you. Keep your profile succinct and focused. Instead of listing all of your accomplishments, focus on the top two or three that you’re most proud of. Use formatting, such as bolding, to make your profile easy to read. Try to keep your profile within “two swoops” or page scrolls – employers tend to lose interest with longer profiles.

2. Sell yourself by showing your value. What sets you apart from other candidates in your area of expertise? What were your individual contributions to a project? Be sure to include links that show your work. Also, it’s good to share some of your personal interests to help flesh out culture fit ahead of time, but keep those statements brief — you can elaborate on them later in the interview process.

3. Focus on the summary. Be sure to address the following points: What have you done, what can you do, and what do you want to do next? List specific technologies you’ve used and why.

Once you’re approved to participate in our marketplace, leverage your Talent Advocate’s insights and experience. Have them review your profile and recommend updates, and you’ll get the most out of your experience with Hired.