Did you know that via DevelopmenAid your profile can be found by over 200,000 organizations working for global development? You can maximize your chances of being noticed by them, by making sure your profile description accurately reflects the best of who you are, and what you have achieved. Follow three simple steps to increase the chances of being discovered by the right connections:
Follow the steps below to increase the chances of being found by the right connections:
1. Keep your account updated and optimize content
Login into your account, and go to My Profile. Review the information and identify areas of improvement, by asking yourself:
- What critical information is missing?
- What important messages am I not communicating about my work and experience?
- What do I want people to view on my profile that is not there right now?
- What contact details shall I add?
- Which documents do I want to make available?
Take into consideration a few recommendations from recruiters:
- Your key qualifications should be listed in the profile description
- Appropriate sectors of specialization should be selected
- Valid contact details should be available
- Your CV should be up to date and show all the latest projects/jobs
- Attention has to be paid to grammar and spellchecking
2. Add keywords or phrases related to your sectors
It is important to optimize your profile for keyword searches so that organizations can find you more often. Create a list of keywords that are relevant to your experience and your sectors of interest.
Add the keywords strategically to your profile description – but not in excess. You should include keywords in your qualifications summary, and update the jobs description in the CV. Keywords help recruiters find your profile faster and easily understand your expertise.
By following these simple steps, you ensure your profile presents your skills and qualifications in a professional manner, and you have higher chances of securing more employment opportunities.
3. Have your profile featured at the top
Having your profile shown at the top of the search results draws recruiters’ attention and ensures more views. As a regular member, you need to constantly update your profile so that you remain at the top of the list while DevAid Professional members benefit from having their profiles featured at the top of searches all the time, in addition to having a member label.
However, in some cases, when the deadlines for shortlisting candidates are very tight, recruiters don’t always perform searches in any external databases like ours and instead use their internal database to find a candidate. In such a situation, no matter how hard you’ve worked on your CV and profile updates, those organisations won’t see your high-quality profile unless your CV is also added to their internal database. This is the main reason why we recommend that you send out your CV to all the organisations that work with the sectors of your specialization.
Not to lose any project opportunities, we recommend you ensure that every organization from your sector has your CV in their database. You can send them your CV manually, which requires a lot of time investment.
Instead, use our time-saving solution and broadcast your CV via our platform. This way, we introduce you in a professional manner to all interested parties and we make them aware of your availability and preferences in terms of new contracts. As a result, you start being contacted as soon as the CV broadcast has been completed and in the future, as CV Broadcast is a long-term investment.