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A lot of jobs are never published by hiring companies. Instead, recruiters search resume databases to find candidates for these positions.

Optimizing your online profile with StyleCareers.com (and other sites) will go a long way in helping recruiters find you for unpublished jobs. Please see below for our recommendations on optimizing your profile for resume database searches. Think of this as SEO for your career!

Please note, this blog post was revised on 7/27/17 to reflect the changes associated with the new version of StyleCareers.com.

 

TITLE FIELD

Make sure to fill-out the Title field of your online profile with your current or most relevant title. Note: This is the most popular search field used by recruiters; avoid abbreviations and spelling mistakes. If your current or most recent company uses non-standard position titles, include a standard title as well.

 

UPDATE YOUR PROFILE OFTEN

When a recruiter searches the StyleCareers.com resume database, relevant candidate profiles are listed in order of “last updated” date. In short, every time you update your profile, it moves to the top of the list. The more often you update your profile, the more likely it will be seen by recruiters.

 

COMPLETE THE RESUME/PROFILE BUILDER

The new StyleCareers.com allows users to create a full, online profile.  Different than an uploaded resume, the online profile organizes your professional information into a standard format, making it easier to read and understand by recruiters.  The profile includes sections like Headline, Summary, Job Info and Education.  For advanced users, the profile also allows for design portfolios (show samples of your work) and a recruitment video.  With the latter, personal recruitment videos must be hosted on Youtube with the link being added to the StyleCareers.com profile.

 

USE THE DESIRED EMPLOYMENT CHECK-BOXES

The check-boxes in the Desired Employment section are used as database markers by recruiters when searching the StyleCareers.com resume database. Even if you elected not to get email notifications from StyleCareers.com, make sure to check the appropriate Categories, Job Functions, Region(s), Product Category Expertise, Experience Level and Relocation Preferences so that recruiters have an easier time finding you.

 

KEEP YOUR INFORMATION CURRENT

Make sure to update the Resume Section of your online profile as soon as your professional situation changes. Verify your email address, phone numbers and mailing address every time you update your profile.

 

DESIGNERS: INTEGRATE YOUR PORTFOLIO

StyleCareers.com allows designers to integrate StylePortfolios.com portfolios with StyleCareers.com profiles. By integrating your portfolio, you are allowing a recruiter that finds your profile in the StyleCareers.com resume database to have one-click-access to samples of your work. Let recruiters see your talent by integrating your StylePortfolios.com portfolio with your StyleCareers.com profile!

If you don’t have a StyleCareers.com profile but are in the market for a new job, visit www.stylecareers.com to create one (it’s free!).

 

This article was originally posted on StylePortfolios.com 

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.