One of the best ways to have participants engage with you about a job – or better yet offer you a job, is by having the correct information on your Careseekers profile. If you have information missing or gaps in your profile, it could easily make you miss out on an opportunity.
In order to make sure you have the best profile possible,to find the best jobs, we’ve made a list of what to include, from your experience to personality traits, and tips on how your profile can shine and stand out from the rest.
Make sure you have a complete profile
Go through and make sure you haven’t missed out on any important information that could help you secure a job. Make sure you include a profile picture, any prior experience you may have, whether you have qualifications, safety checks and of course your availability.
When creating a profile on the Careseekers platform, you are also able to list your interests, personality traits and what kind of support you can offer. We find that the more information you have, the more likely a participant is going to engage with you.
List your experience
Having prior experience on your profile makes all the difference. For example, if a participant or their family member can see that you have previously worked with kids, or perhaps someone with a disability – if that’s something they are looking for, they’d be likely to engage with you because they can see you’re skilled in that area.
Whether it’s specific experience, a range of experiences to show your breadth, or perhaps many years of experience, include what you’ve done up until this point. It’s your chance to show off what you can offer others!
Make sure you include a clear profile photo
We find that care and support workers who include a profile photo have a higher level of engagement than those who don’t. When picking your profile photo, make sure the photo is clear. Having a photo on your profile is a good way for a participant to put a face to the name when reading your profile, and a good way for them to remember you.
Include what sort of care or support worker you are
Are you a patient support worker? Do you enjoy listening to others? Are you trustworthy and reliable? If your personality shines through your work, then let them know. Perhaps a participant is looking for someone who can make them laugh while offering social companionship. If you’ve got a good sense of humour and you’ve listed it on your profile, it might be just what they’re looking for.
List anything else you’re able to offer
Do you know another language? Can you drive and do you have your own vehicle? Are you good with pets? Sometimes these are additional things participants are looking for, and sometimes they’re specifically what they’re looking for so don’t forget to add any other qualities or additional support you’re able to offer.
Remember that Careseekers is more than just a platform. Our customer service team is here to make sure that things run smoothly. Whether you need help with creating your profile, or if you are still unsure of what to include, please get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help.