Once you’ve been accepted into the Purpose Jobs candidate network, you will be prompted to finalize your Candidate Profile. Your Candidate Profile is what organizations in our network will see when they search the database. We recommend making your profile as robust as possible to increase proactive engagement from companies in our network. To begin, log in to your account and select the ‘My Profile’ option in the top left-hand corner of your dashboard. Here, you’ll navigate through a four-step profile completion process:
In this section, you’ll see your name and LinkedIn profile, pre-populated based on the information you provided in the initial sign-up modal. You can feel free to adjust these fields as needed, and will also have the opportunity to add your preferred Pronouns and link to your GitHub or Portfolio.
In this section, you can start by uploading a copy of your resume. We recommend that you upload .pdf or .doc file type, so skills get automatically added to your profile. Next, you have the option to select the types of positions that you are interested in pursuing. You can then add/edit the skill tags on your profile, but make sure to add as many appropriate tags as possible -- this is how your profile will be discoverable by hiring companies. Then simply add your preferred working locations, your overall years of experience and your target salary range.
We recommend that all Candidates write a brief professional summary. This will help prospective employers to understand what you’re looking for in your next position, and is an opportunity for you to share a bit more about your personality and interests. The next step is important -- make sure to accurately select the appropriate toggle indicating where you are in your job search journey. Finally, you have the optional step of entering specific companies to hide your information from. For example, if you don’t want your current employer to know that you’re exploring new opportunities, make sure to enter the company name.
This is a great opportunity to select what values and interests are most important to you. This helps round out your profile and give potential employers a complete picture of who you are.