What should I focus on when putting together my Talent Profile?
The primary purpose of your Talent Profile is to intrigue a business or organization to want to download your resume and/or view your LinkedIn profile. By focused, concise and look to highlight your strengths and what might make you unique from other candidates within your area of expertise.
Should I make my Talent Profile public?
We strongly encourage you to make your profile public so it is visible to registered organizations. If your Talent Profile is private, you will still be able to search for opportunities and apply for opportunities, but organizations will not be able to find you. Note, public profiles ARE NOT visible to others who have submitted Talent Profiles.
How do I pick the best category?
We have identified a range of categories that cover the vast majority of talent needs in the region. You may find overlap, or that no one category perfectly describes your background. If you are uncertain, we suggest you consider one to three categories, which will broaden your opportunities to turn up in search results.
What should I write in my Headline?
You’ve mastered many different roles throughout your career. Focus on one where you made the greatest impact. Think about strengths others have affirmed in you (your “super powers”), coupled with work you enjoy.
As you draft your Headline, think ROLE + IMPACT. Here are a few examples to get you started (feel free to borrow or modify any one of these):
- Project Manager Who Can Quickly Transform Ideas into Successful Outcomes
- Business Development Professional Adept at New Customer Acquisition
- Business Analyst Who Converts Massive Volumes of Data Into Actionable Intelligence
- Pivot Table Dynamo & Team Performance Catalyst
- Accounting Multi-Tasker Who Can Support Multiple Needs Areas
- The Trusted Advisor & EQ Coach Your Frontline Managers Wished They Had
- Recognized Repeatedly for Operationalizing Warehouse Safety
- Communications Dynamo Who Can Power Up Internal & External Messaging
- PowerPoint Virtuoso Who Designs Slides that Spark Breakthrough Discoveries
- Silver Intern Who Can Make Valuable Contributions Across Multiple Departments
- Accomplished Training Facilitator Who Speeds Up & Enriches Staff Skills Mastery
- Technical Guru Who Can Move from Idea to Implementation
How extensive should my Summary be?
For this summary, it is best to keep it concise, yet relevant to your headline. This might be an introductory paragraph, plus three to four succinct bullets that convey your strongest skills. End with a testimonial quote (no more than a single sentence) thus making it powerful.
Your resume, which you will upload to the application, is the place for the deep-dive details.
Which Projects should I feature?
Over the length of your career there are probably hundreds of projects you have led or collaborated on. What are three that you feel highlight your strengths, your industry or depth of expertise or a situation where you were particularly innovative or creative. Is there a project where you were effective in building or leading a team? How about a project where you needed to fly solo to meet a deadline? As you are reviewing your Project options, keep a diversity of examples in mind to help peak someone’s interest.
Will I be notified when opportunities are posted?
Yes, if you opt in using the My Alerts option on your profile page.
Please note there are two types of fields in the form. Free form fields, such as City or Country must match exactly that field in on opportunity for an alert to be sent to you (for example, St Louis and Saint Louis would not match, or US and USA would not match). Other fields such as Category are initiated by selecting from a pull-down list. If you want to select more than one item from a pull-down list, you must add additional alert criteria.
Read more about creating opportunity alerts: Creating Opportunity Posting Alerts
Have questions about your Talent Profile, Resume or LinkedIn page, or looking for some feedback? Contact Peter Benkendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org.