Having an enticing and professional profile on Support Worker Central is crucial when trying to find work. Just like any online platform, your profile helps convey who you are and provides viewers with a strong first impression.
Your Support Worker Central profile is an introduction to your resume. Like your resume, you want your profile to be professional and provide enough relevant information that invites people who are hiring to contact you about a job.
In this article we will take you through each point on the ‘New Support Worker Profile’ page and provide tips to help you develop an enticing and professional profile:
Just like a resume it is important to include a first and last name. This humanizes your profile, making it more inviting and professional.
We strongly encourage you to include a profile picture. A profile pictures helps build trust between you and the person hiring.
This is a nice addition to help the person hiring gain a better idea of who you are.
Where Are You Located?
It is important to include where you are located so that you are receiving messages from people who live in your area.
If you are looking to relocate to a new area for work, you can put the postal code for the desired community as your “location” so that you receive messages from people in that area. It is also an option to mention that you are looking to relocate in your “profile content” write-up.
I.e. If you put a Vancouver postal code but you live in Kamloops, then you will only appear in Vancouver searches and not Kamloops.
What Type of Work are you Seeking?
Answering this question helps the people hiring narrow down candidates based on whether they are looking for part-time work, full-time work or temporary positions.
You can check off all that you are available for. If you are open to all types, then check them all.
This is where you want to put information that summarizes who you are, your experience, and perhaps what type of jobs you are looking for.
The profile content box looks small but you can put as much information in it as you like and the size of the box will increase. We suggest including the following information (these are only suggestions of what to include):
- Relevant work experience
- Years of experience
- Special skills or talents
- Wage expectations
- A little bit about why you are interested in supporting someone with a disability
The Remaining Check Boxes
Check off any experience or information you can provide. If you are unsure, or don’t have specific experience in that area but are open to learning something new, then check “willing to train”.
Spelling and Grammar
It is very important to check your spelling and grammar. If there are any spelling mistakes your profile will look unprofessional and you may receive less messages.
The Support Worker Central (SWC) platform does not provide spell check, so we strongly suggest you write your information on another platform, like Word, and then copy and paste your content into SWC.
Review Your Profile
Review and edit your profile before pressing save. By reviewing your profile, you may notice some missing information, and it is a good way to check for spelling and grammatical errors.
Do I Need Experience or Education Supporting Someone with a Disability?
Even though we ask you to include any experience or education in your profile, this doesn’t mean you have to have it. Many people who are hiring are willing to train, and mainly want to know more about who you are and connect to see if you are a good fit for the position.
You can read more about this on our website.
Saving and Updating your Profile
Once you press save your profile is live on the website, however, you can make changes or updates to your profile anytime.
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