Once you have listed yourself as a job seeker it is important not to just leave your profile incomplete. You have to be proactive to land a job rather than just depending on the job alerts from the site.
The Gallopper team have compiled 4 tricks to improve your chances of landing the desired job.
- Write a compelling Resume Headline: Your Resume Headline needs to be interesting, and has to reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of a recruiter. The more precise it is, the more chances of it getting noticed by recruiters. For example, writing “Experienced in the Construction Sector” is too generic, but “3 years experience in Site Supervision” highlights your experience and your skill-set precisely. Similarly, “Executive in building industry” is too broad and doesn’t really highlight your designation or level of experience; whereas, “Senior Project Manager, with 6 years in Multi Storey Residential Development” does.
- Enter the right keyskills: The keyskills on your Resume need to reflect your professional strengths. What is the best way to figure that out? Here is a tip: Fill the blanks in the following statements: I am proficient in Autocad and SketchUp. I have developed expertise in Green Design. I have a sound knowledge of LEED Certification. Whatever you write in these blanks are your ‘keyskills’. Write your Technical skills, soft skills, and tools and softwares that you know well.
- Update your profile regularly: Make sure you update your profile at least once in 3 months. 3 months is a enough time to add new skills, take up new responsibilities, or complete new projects in that much time – and that information should be reflected in your resume. If your resume is outdated by more than 6 months you may be losing out on those new career opportunities.
- Fill in relevant fields in your profile: Recruiters search candidates based on various parameters of candidates: such as Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. This means there are multiple ways in which your Resume can show up in front of a recruiter. So the more information you enter in your profile the more the chances that your resume shows up.