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Student Profiles Allow Employers to Target YOU!

Posted by Belinda Luby
 

2012 will reveal a whole new way for employers to find you on GradConnection with the introduction of student profiles. Filling out your profile to 100% creates your own database of information that employers can use as search information.

The more information you give, the easier it is for employers to find you and invite you to apply for their internship or graduate program, depending on what you have told us you are looking for. 

Profile and Video Tips

The team here at GradConnection want you to be able to showcase the real you to employers - so we have added the capability to embed a YouTube video to your profile! We recommend you try to keep the video around one minute long - employers literally have thousands to search through - so make it sharp and powerful. The 2012 Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) shows that this is what employers value most in a candidate, in this order:

  • Oral communication skills 
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Written communications
  • University grades
  • Planning and organising
  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Relevant work experience 

So be creative and think carefully about what information you will put "on paper" and what you will show in the video. You can even add your profile URL to any job application, and show employers you are tech savvy using the latest applications available! 

One last tip - the more of your profile you have filled out, the  higher you will rank in search results both in employer search results and google. Profiles with 100% completion will rate higher than those with 99%, 50% etc - so if you want to be found by employers, complete your profile now! 

If you want a guideline to work from, check out Dave from GradConnection's profile here. Video example coming this week!

 


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