How to Create a Great Profile

Profile Guide

Check out our tips on how to create a successful Applicant profile!

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1. Profile Picture
Most employers will evaluate the photo before reading your profile so it is critical you make a good first impression. We suggest uploading a portrait orientated headshot photo of yourself because it will rank you higher in our search results. Consider the image quality, background, lighting and remember to smile!

Profile Picture Guide

2. Profile Content
Applicant additionally allows you to add an about me description, interests, personal attributes, education and work experiences. Here are some tips for when writing anything on your profile:

  • The average employer scans a profile and makes a decision in 6 seconds - use high impact wording.
  • Make sure you are clear, concise, and professional while still showing your personality.
  • Enter all your information as employers will often choose the profile with more detail.
  • Sell your strengths to get employers to want to read more.
  • Make sure the spelling, punctuation and grammar is correct. Our profile optimiser can check your work and make your profile more professional.
  • Use powerful verbs such as achieved, maximized, led, explored, awarded and surpassed.
  • Don't use words or statements that are false or misleading.
  • Don't use slang or text language.
  • Don't copy other profiles, your goal is to make you stand out among others.

3. Optimise Your Profile
When you have completed your profile, we recommended optimising your profile. Optimised profiles receive 28% more contacts. Applicant will do a 41 point check on your profile and fix and make recommendations on any potential improvements or errors.

4. Marketing Your Profile
Once your profile is perfect, to help increase the chances of getting a job, share it with your community.

We recommend sharing your profile through your local Facebook community groups and on websites such as Neighbourly. Copy and paste this link and being sharing! https://www.applicant.co.nz/profile?user=

Other Helpful Tips

  • Follow Applicant on Facebook to stay up to date with new updates and receive more tips.
  • Quickly respond to employers job offers, even if not interested. Make sure you frequently check your emails as Applicant will send you an email every time an employer contacts you.
  • Sign in to Applicant and update your profile regularly to ensure that all information is up to date. Employers check your profile and if information is wrong, it may give a bad impression.