Skills and activities along with degree certificates together comprise the per-fect fusion of a professional profile. Any individual’s profile not only reflects the proficiency in career but also highlights the character traits. The popular belief is that a strong profile helps in get-ting placed. However, the fact is any resume’s only purpose is to get a candi-date selected for an interview. “A good profile can open up an opportunity to get shortlisted for personal interview thereby going to the next level of selec-tion process. A good profile can build interest and curiosity about you as a person and professional. A well written profile can establish strong relevance to the role offered,” said Harendra Desh-pande, Founder & Director of Creative Training. At the time of the inter-view the recruiters assess the skills in accordance to the job requirements. In that scenario the roles that have been undertaken is significant as it is the only way that builds recognition within that particular industry. HRs search for candidates who suits for a specific posi-tion the most and having a professional profile will result in receival of propos-als and opportunities without having to explain what work has the candidate accomplished previously.
How to build your profile
Both the traditional and modern meth-ods must be covered while building and developing a profile. In several industries other than the work speak-ing for itself, references, public speak-ing, media coverage and networking makes most of the way. However, with the advent of social media and follow-ing its popularity, blogging and online networking have to an extent be sup-plemented by face to face interactions and result in widespread networking. “When looking for a job or a new role,
individuals must bear in mind that HR Managers consider profiles that are most relevant to the job opening. Highlighting one’s educational quali-fication, prior work experience, job-specific skills and interests help hiring managers find the right fit for the job. In the hospitality industry, while we look for candidates with relevant academic qualification, we also look out for skills and interests that can add value to our organization,” stated Vivek Srinivasan, Director of Human Resources at Shangri-La Hotel, Ben-galuru.
The initial task is to decide on the points of focus in the profile. Mentionthe unique features and emphasize how the head hunters should envision the candidate as. Additionally, always be careful that the message is consistent throughout the profile.
Basic constituents to include,The profile is a testimonial of a self-assessed stigmatization of skills, values, interests, personality traits and other necessary background information. “Self-evaluation is an essential pre-req-uisite for writing a good job profile. The scope of self-evaluation is SWOT (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities.