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How to create a candidate profile on OfferZen
How to create a candidate profile on OfferZen
Robyn Luyt avatar
Written by Robyn Luyt
Updated over a week ago

Step 1: Import your CV (optional)

Our platform will extract as much information from your CV as possible to complete your profile, saving you time and effort. If available, the following information is extracted from your CV and automatically added to your profile:

- Top skills

- Cell phone number

- Work experience

- Education

- Online profiles (e.g. LinkedIn, GiHub)

If you would rather complete your profile manually, just skip to the next step.

Step 2: Follow the prompts

The profile creation process will take you through a series of prompts asking you to add things like your area of work, your level of experience, the role you’re searching for next, and your technical skills. Here are a few of the steps that you will need to complete:

We first want to understand your area of work and what roles you are looking for at the moment. This helps us to match you with opportunities that are the best fit.

Your skills section helps us understand which skills you are proficient in and want to put to use in your next role

The employment type step is an important one, as we only have permanent and contract employment roles on our marketplace. Make sure you are able to commit to the option you choose, as companies also expect this information to be accurate.

You can then specify your workplace preferences and include the locations you are willing and able to work from in the hybrid and office-based selections. This will help us match you with companies in the relevant locations.

Note that, for hybrid work, you need to live within commutable distance of the area in which the office is based in order to be eligible.

Complete your work authorisation information. This lets companies in your preferred locations know whether they will need to complete additional paperwork (eg. visa applications) once they hire you. You can learn more in our authorisation guide here.

Enter your current salary. Note that this amount is not shown to companies and is optional for you to add. It is, however, helpful for your talent advisor to see so that they can advise you on reasonable salary expectations.

Next, enter what you’re hoping to earn in your next job. Setting realistic salary expectations on your OfferZen profile can be tricky – here are our top tips for getting it right in our salary benchmarking guide. Note that the salary you enter here is not set in stone – you can always negotiate for a higher salary later, or take a lower salary for a job with perks or a mission you’re excited about.

Enter your contact details. These will not be shared without your permission – they just provide a way for your talent advisor to be able to contact you.

Your notice period is helpful for your talent advisor to know so they can advise you appropriately during your job search. Companies will not be able to see this on your profile.

Work history tells us about the experiences you’ve have had working for other companies – add all relevant work history to tell us more about you. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the skills (both hard and soft) that you’ve gained throughout your career.

If you are just starting your career and don’t have work experience to speak of, simply tick the “I don’t have any work experience yet” box.

Complete the education section. Feel free to add various types of education to your profile (degrees, diplomas, online courses, bootcamps, etc). This, combined with your work experience, will help us get a better idea of your skillset and skill level.

Finally, add links to your online profiles. This is another great opportunity to showcase any projects you’ve done on sites like GitHub, or show off more of your personality and work on your personal website. Remember, if you include your GitHub profile, to make your activity public so companies can actually see it.

If you don’t have a GitHub profile or a personal website, at least include your LinkedIn profile.

You can also upload relevant documentation here. Your CV will be automatically included if you imported it in step one. However, documents like your portfolio, academic transcripts, or certificates, can all be of interest to companies.

Note that your profile will not be visible to companies until you have been accepted and spoken to one of our talent advisors, and they have helped you polish it.

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