How to Make Your Profile More Visible to Recruiters
You know that you are the best candidate for a job. Despite all your preparation, you are not getting that crucial interview call. This is a signal that your resume desperately needs attention. Hiring managers are ignoring it because your bio-data lacks something more. Read these tips to figure these lacunae out and increase your chances of cracking a dream job.
Write a compelling resume headline
Your resume headline needs to be interesting, and has to reflect your experience and skills to catch the attention of a recruiter. The more precise it is, the more chances of it getting noticed by recruiters.
Enter the right key skills
The key skills you enter in your Naukri or LinkedIn Profile need to reflect your professional strengths. What is the best way to figure that out? Here is a tip: for a Social Media Manager these will be skill Marketing, Social Media, Analytical Skills, Twitter, Content Marketing, Interpersonal Communication, Marketing Campaigns etc.
Update your profile regularly
Make sure you update your profile at least once in 6 months. 6 months is a long time and most people add new skills, take up new responsibilities, or complete new projects in that much time – and that information should reflect in your resume. Moreover, your total years of experience changes in 6 months and needs to be updated. Every week lakhs of jobseekers update their Naukri profile with their recent professional accomplishments – so if your resume is outdated, you may be losing out on those new job opportunities. Small tip: for a frequent reply from recruiters, one should do some or other frequent changes in your profile so that your profile will be placed in updated profiles list. You may update new skills, CTC, number or experience etc., just change it and correct it, then save. Always keep your profile 100% complete and updated.
Fill in relevant fields in your profile
Recruiters search candidates based on certain specific parameters such as: Functional Area, Education, Current Salary, Keywords, Skills, Designation, Company name etc. This means there are multiple ways in which your resume can show up in front of a recruiter. So the more information you enter in your profile the more the chances are for your resume to show up. Make sure your profile strength bar displayed in the My Naukri Home page is as close to 100%, as possible.
Verify your contact details
Recruiters hesitate to contact candidates with unverified contact details. When an employer sees that your mobile number and e-mail id are verified, he/she is more likely to contact you for new job opportunities.