12 Sep, 2016
Dive a Little Deeper: Tips & Tricks to Land the Job
BY Christina Bonanno
Everyone wants a way to make some extra money, whether it be a part time job or finding another alternative that fits your schedule. Well, Jobble just might be the answer to all of your prayers.
Working in the gig economy allows you to make money around your schedule. Free for an afternoon or one evening after work? The question is, how do you go about it? First things first, create a profile that appeals to potential hiring managers. Below are some pointers on how to create the perfect profile to help you get selected for hire.
What should you include in your profile to catch the hiring manager’s eye?
- Use descriptive words that help showcase your best qualities. For example: “I am very outgoing and great with people” or “I am a hard worker and love meeting new people”.
- Include reasons for why you’re a good fit for the position. For example, include things such as: “I am a college student, recent grad, or looking to make some extra money in my free time”.
- Examples of past experience or qualities that make you a good fit for the position.
- Although you should be detailed, make sure to keep your profile short and to the point.
How to select the right photos for your profile:
- Make sure your photos are conservative, avoid low hanging clothing and avoid any alcoholic beverages.
- Choose photos that have only you in them or where it is clear to the hiring manager which one you are, if possible, try and crop them accordingly.
- Most websites only allow a certain amount of photos to be used. With Jobble, the app allows six photos. It is best to add a few photos for the hiring managers to get a better idea of who they are selecting. Best practice may be to add at least 3 photos, use your best judgement.
- Make sure the photos you choose are at a good quality. You want to make sure the photos are clear and don’t come out blurry.
It’s all about the little things:
- It is important to spell check your profile, make sure what you wrote makes sense and is a good representation of yourself.
- Speak more than one language? Great, include that in your profile!
- This is your chance to showcase your skills (certifications), experiences, but most of all, stand out!
All in all, mobile applications such as Jobble are a great way to make some additional money and meet new people. With this guide and best practices on how to create a profile that showcases you and your skills, you will be on the right track in no time.