YOUR ONLINE PROFILE TO GET RESULTS!
Job seekers often ask us why they are
not getting a response to their online resume. When we
check those candidates'
profiles, 9 times out of 10 their resume is formatted
poorly OR they lack crucial information.
WE WANT YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL!
are a few tips to help improve your StyleCareers.com
*** TITLE FIELD ***
Make sure to fill-out the Title field of your online profile
with your current OR most relevant title.
Note: This is the most popular search field used by recruiters;
avoid abbreviations and spelling mistakes. If your current
or most recent company uses non-standard position titles,
include a standard title as well.
*** UPDATE YOUR PROFILE OFTEN ***
a recruiter searches the StyleCareers.com resume database,
candidate profiles are listed in order
updated" date. In short, every time you update your
profile, it moves to the top of the list. The more often
you update your profile, the more likely it will be seen
*** COMPLETE THE RESUME SECTION ***
Make sure the Resume Section of your online profile is
filled-out completely. Use the What Employers See link
to view your profile as a recruiter would see it.
Note: If pasting your resume from a word processing application
like MS Word, it is likely that any special formatting
will be lost. Use keyboard characters to re-format your
resume if this happens. For example, use ALL CAPS instead
of bolding and a dash (-) or and asterisk (*) instead of
bullets. The system is WYSIWYG; if your profile looks bad
to you, it will look bad to recruiters.
*** USE THE CHECK-BOXES ***
check-boxes in the Email Notification of New Job Listings
section are used as database markers by recruiters when
searching the StyleCareers.com resume database. EVEN IF
you elected not to get email notifications from StyleCareers.com,
make sure to check the appropriate Categories, Job Functions
and Regions so that recruiters have an easier time finding
*** KEYWORD BANK ***
Include a Keyword Bank in the Resume Section of your online
Recruiters use keyword searches to find candidates for
their positions. They will often use words and phrases
from the job description of the position they are trying
Note: A Keyword Bank should contain words and phrases
that ARE NOT on your resume BUT THAT WILL help recruiters
find your profile. For example, a Technical Designer should
include Technical Design, Technical Designer, Tech Design,
Tech Designer, TD, Spec Tech, Speccing, Spec Sheets, and
any other words/phrases that a recruiter might use to find
a Technical Designer.
HANGS WITH ***
Wanting talent with a specific aesthetic, recruiters will
often describe design positions as MUST HANG WITH... As
such, we are encouraging designers to create a HANGS WITH
keyword bank at the end of their online profiles.
for example, you are a designer who has a traditional, "preppy" style.
You would list Polo Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, J Crew
and Lacoste in your HANGS WITH keyword bank. Designers
who work in the surf/skate markets could list companies
like Quiksilver, Volcom, Billabong and Vans in their HANGS
WITH keyword bank.
This way, when a recruiter searches the StyleCareers.com
database for job seekers who HANG WITH a certain brand,
your profile will come up. The more companies/brands you
list, the more likely you are to be found by recruiters.
*** KEEP YOUR INFORMATION CURRENT ***
Make sure to update the Resume Section of your online
profile as soon as your professional situation changes.
Verify your email address, phone numbers and mailing address
every time you update your profile.
UPDATE YOUR PROFILE OFTEN ***
When recruiters search the StyleCareers.com
resume database, candidates are listed with the most
recently updated profiles
at the top of the list. Recruiters see newer profiles as
being "fresh" and are more likely to access them.
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day OR if you want to bring extra attention to your resume,
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