One of the most important features of your WAHspace membership is your member profile. Your profile acts as a first impression to potential employers and the way you fill it out could mean the difference between being offered a position or being passed up for consideration.
The first thing a prospective employer sees when they look at your profile is your picture. Recruiters have told us that they tend to prefer profiles with photos because it gives them a chance to become more familiar with you. If you have not done so yet, upload a headshot photo to your profile. In selecting your photo, you will want to make sure that the photo is clear, and has a high enough resolution. You will also want to be sure that the photo is work appropriate. This is not the place for your Instagram selfies!
What is written in your profile is incredibly important. This is how a recruiter is able to get to know you personally and professionally. Make sure to use complete sentences, proper grammar, and spell check your work. Include your hobbies so recruiters will know what you are interested in. Filling in your education and work experience, what type of field(s) you have worked in, and what type of position you are looking for is incredibly important. These fields should be treated like a resume, and keywords will help you stand out. If you speak more than one language, it is VERY important for you to note this in your profile. There can be a high demand for work at home candidates who speak more than one language, and indicating that you do on your profile can push you to the top of the candidate pile.
You may think that when working at home, indicating your location may not play a large role. However, some companies have geographical requirements and are only looking for candidates within certain states, or even cities! It is very important that you indicate your location in order to avoid being passed up for a perfect opportunity. If you are a Premier Member, make sure to upload a recent version of your resume. If you are not a Premier Member, join now or upgrade today to upload your resume.
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