Expressing Yourself with your Profile

Updated: May 29, 2021

When you are writing your job profile, first of all, you need to be ready with an answer, as to why they should hire you instead of the many different candidates they have. This profile is to help you present yourself, it's not a resume but neither is it a cover letter. It's more than a cover letter; it's an insight into who you are; not personally but professionally and why you are the best person for the job that you have applied for.

Plan what you want to write about yourself. Organize every step. You should be clear to whom you are writing and why you are writing your profile. Nowadays mostly people write profiles to hiring managers, to express why they deserve the job. They probably want to know how you would interact with your team, what kind of work culture interests you, who knows what, how someone might be able to help you do your job better etc. Showing eagerness to work on a project helps and also mention why you are eager to work on the project. This is not a diary, so keep your emotions away, don't sound anxious or funny or don't mention your hobby; be polite, keep it informative, sound confident and pleasant. The first question the interviewer asks will be "Tell me about yourself". Start with your latest job role and how many years you have been in this role. Tell them why you applied for the role and if you had any career changes. But try not to go beyond four points. If the interview asks you to stress on a particular point then give details on that point.

Some of the key points you need to mention on your profile are, are you good at multi-tasking? Are you good at completing projects before deadline? Are you a good problem solver? Are you able to analyze the situation in a project? You need to make them realize how much your team can depend on you and how good you are at organizing, prioritizing and time-management, Make it a point to stress your experience, your adaptability to learning new things, to be around people with different culture, your flexibility regarding work timings etc.

Always remember to express your responsibility; don't go into too much details. You will get enough opportunities to do so in in your interview. Your resume has already given details of your work experience and education. So go after what exactly you want. Be sure you know the role you are applying for, specify some of the key descriptions from the job title and make it a point to assure them that you have those qualifications.

Avoid any kind of repetition. You can always express your interest in the company and tell them how you have wanted to work with them; but make it a point to mention how they would benefit by hiring you. Explain how the company would benefit with your experience, skills, contributions and hard work.

Always proofread your document before you send it. Your resume explains your education, your qualifications, your work experience. It explains your accomplishments, background and skills. Your cover letter is a letter of introduction, which introduces you to a recruiter or employer. A profile is a brief summary of your skills, which is more of a convincing letter to the hiring manger that you are the best person for the job. You can write your resume profile in the form of a paragraph or bullet form. Using strong words helps, words such as customer service, strong interpersonal skills, team-building, people-skills, good communication skills, etc.

When you are getting ready for the interview there are few more points you might want to add. You can always write down what you want to say. That helps, just in case you panic and forget what you want to say. But always add personality to your answers don't be a robot and shoot your answers out.

It's always different with every interviewer. Some might want more details and might want you to give more details on certain projects or ask you details on some other information while others prefer just one or two sentences and tend to tune out of you give a long interview. Focus on the most important points, your strengths, if you have had bad experiences, which I am sure everyone does, manage to steer clear from the topic.

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