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How to complete your candidate profile on OfferZen
How to complete your candidate profile on OfferZen
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Written by Robyn Luyt
Updated over a week ago

To complete your profile you will use the profile builder feature, and the following sections will need to be completed in order to have a profile that is ready to be visible to companies.

If you are reapplying to OfferZen, you will need to update your personal information and your location. Otherwise, this information will have been filled in already.

Enter your preferred employment type and salary – remember this is the total cost to company or super gross salary, so keep that in mind when you decide on your salary amount.

If you specify a preferred ZAR salary that is above-market, you will receive feedback from our salary calculator about your chances of receiving interest from companies at the amount you have entered. (Note: Our salary calculator is currently only available for software engineering and data roles)

Having a market-related salary improves your chances of being seen by more companies and getting more interest. Remember: The salary you set here is not set in stone and can always be negotiated during the interview process.

Depending on your preferred remote policies and locations, you might be asked to specify preferred salaries in multiple currencies. If you’re looking for 100% remote work but don’t provide a preferred salary in all currencies, additional currencies may be subject to auto-calculations based off of exchange rates.

Check out this guide for setting realistic salary expectations. If you’re still unsure, your talent advisor can guide you.

Enter which remote policies you prefer – remote, hybrid, or in-office – and the locations where you would like to work.

You will need to specify which countries you are authorised to work in and the details around your work permissions for each of your preferred locations. This is useful information for companies to know. For example, if a company would need to fill out visa paperwork once they hire you, they know upfront.

Next, you’ll need to complete your ideal next job section. This is a great opportunity to showcase your interests and what you value in a job. Companies use this section to see how compatible you might be with their company culture. Check out our guide for building a stand-out profile, or see our example developer profile to really win at this section.

Your past work experience and education need to be filled out. This is very important because it will help companies understand where your expertise lies. Be sure to include the types of projects you’ve worked on in the past to showcase your skills. You can add skill tags that make it easier for companies to find you by searching for the relevant skills.

Add your skills. Be sure to add skills that you feel competent in and can work with comfortably.

The desired role section is the best place to show companies what type of roles you would be interested in interviewing for. Think carefully about what you are looking for and what your current experience is with that role. You can add more than one role if you are open to a few different areas.

Note: Companies tend to especially use this section to decide whether to reach out or not. So, if they see a role specified here, they expect that you want to work in that role – not just that it’s something you have experience in.

Add links to your online profiles. This is a 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 or portfolio. If you are sharing a GitHub profile, make sure your activity is public, so that people can see it. If you are sharing personal social media profiles like your twitter handle, double check that the content you share on Twitter is something you would actually want a potential employer to see.

You get the opportunity to tell potential employers a little more about yourself. This is optional, but it’s a useful way to be able to showcase who you are and what you’re passionate about. If you’re unsure what to include, check out our guides for creating a great profile and our example developer profile.

You can share more detail about the projects you have worked on. This section showcases your skills, experience, and learnings with concrete examples, so take the time to make this section as detailed and clear as possible.

Lastly, you can add the companies you would like to hide your profile from, so your current employer or previous employers won’t see your profile:

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