In this short article, we’re going to advise you on how to fill in and optimize your profile, set skills and create awesome profile description!
With these instructions, you will definitely increase the chances of getting a remote job!
Filling in and optimizing your profile
After registering and getting into your profile three fields you’ll see is “First & Last Name”, “What Do You Do” and “Job Category”
In the “First & Last Name” field type in your real name. Make sure you enter the full name because we require all our job seekers to have the full name displayed. Aliases, nicknames, and abbreviations are not allowed.
In the “What Do You Do” field enter a short summary of your job or your proficiency title. If you are virtual assistant enter Virtual Assistant if you are a front end developer enter “Front End Developer”. Bear in mind that we don’t recommend getting in there your latest school diploma because employers don’t search for those terms. So it’s better to enter that you are a “Software Developer” instead of a “Bachelor of Informatics and Technology”.
In the “Job Category” field, select your category from a dropdown menu.
All these fields are mandatory and you should fill them properly. Otherwise, you won’t be able to submit your profile to moderation!
After those three fields, you will see the “Profile Description” field. Skip that for a moment because we’ll get back to it with a dedicated explanation.
Right after the “Profile Description” field, you will have few mandatory fields to fill like “Country”, “City”, “Your Current Availability” and “Profile Picture” and few optional fields like “Salary Rate” and “Birthdate”.
“Salary Rate” field is optional and there you can set your hourly salary rate in USD.
“Country” field is mandatory and from a dropdown menu, you can set the country you are from.
“City” field is also mandatory and you can simply type in the city where are you from.
“Birthdate” field is optional and you can set your birthdate in the calendar.
“Your Current Availability” field is mandatory and you can set one out 3 options – Are you available for a Full Time job, Part Time job or you are Not Available at the moment.
Last but not least, the “Your Profile Image” field is also mandatory and something we encourage our job seekers not to worry about that much. We require an actual photo of you where your face is clearly seen. That doesn’t have to be a professional photo from the studio – a nice selfie will do just the thing!
Also, we recommend using some online photo editor like Canva or BeFunky, or simply your phone photoshop, just to crop your photo to a 1:1 ratio (square) because the system will automatically resize your picture.
Now back to the part we skipped:
How To Create AWESOME Profile Description
Profile description is the most important thing when it comes to your profile and that’s why you need to pay close attention to it.
Think of it this way – your profile description should be like a general cover letter – representing your personality and your skills.
We don’t allow profile descriptions under 200 characters and that doesn’t mean we recommend it that long to be. That’s a minimum!
We recommend writing 400-600 words profile description where you’ll describe
- Who are you
- What do you do
- What professional skills you possess
- What projects you worked on in past / what companies you worked for in the past (if any)
- Some courses you completed (if any)
- What kind of person are you
- Call to action
We don’t usually give templates, but here’s one really good description example:
My name is NAME and I’m here to offer some of my quality skills I developed over the years of practice and work. I’m a digital marketing manager with 3 years of experience working for companies overseas.
Some of the skills I possess:
- Content writing
- Frontend development (WordPress & custom coding)
- Social media marketing
- Email marketing
- Virtual assistant skillset
- SEO Optimization
- Strategic traffic growth
- Sales funnel development
- Facebook & Instagram PPC Advertising
- Campaign optimization and targeting
I completed multiple courses from experts in the field like Molly Pittman, Ezra Firestone, Jon Morrow, Alex Nerney, and Lauren McManus. I do have a certificate of these courses as proof of completion.
When it comes to me, I’m a hard-working, results-driven and self-motivated person who also likes traveling and gaming! I’m always optimistic, and I believe that proper work-life balance is needed for getting the best results.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, I will be more than happy to answer all your questions.
Looking forward to work with you!
Have a good one!”
Short, sweet, direct and perfectly optimized!
Employers will definitely be satisfied with those information!
Now when all that is filled, go ahead and hit the “Save” button at the bottom of the page and you should get a notification like this:
How To Set Skills in your profile
Skills are also a very important part of your profile simply because:
- Employers have the option to filter job seekers per skills
- You will receive an email notification when a new job that matches your skills is posted
- You will increase the chances of getting a remote job with having all your skills displayed.
We require all job seekers to have at least 5 skills displayed on their profile.
Skills can be found under the “Skills” tab in the profile menu:
After clicking on it, you will see the skills category menu:
Select the category you belong to, find the skills you possess and rate them with 1-5 stars.
Bear in mind that the more you enter, the better!
Skills are updating live so no need for hitting the Save button again.
And after all that is done congratulations!
Your profile is perfectly optimized!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!