A Strong “About Me/Bio,” a Professional Photograph and Well-structured Resume is Critical in Your Job Search with e-JAM.
Searching through 100’s of resumes from job ads and interviewing candidates is very expensive and time consuming for an employer to do. We are seeing more and more recruiters interested in window-shopping (or previewing a candidate’s online profile) before making a decision, to view resume, or decide to interview.
In this new climate of ‘gig-economy’ and freelance culture, e-JAM has recently launched an applicant preview campaign to help promote our full time and Freelance Members. Potential employers now have the option to preview our registered applicants profile and decide beforehand who they are interested in pursuing further.
We cannot stress enough how critical a well-written “About Me/Bio” and “Professional Photograph” is, in your job search with e-JAM. Potential employers now have the option to preview our registered applicants profile and decide beforehand who they are interested in pursuing further.
e-JAM’s About Me/Bio
Upon registering on e-JAM’s website, there is a section called “About Me/Bio”, this section is the most important part of your online registration, along with your professional photograph. It allows you to sell YOU and provides an opportunity to bring out your personal brand. A great way to express who you are and what you do, plus it attracts the attention of hiring managers and recruiters much faster and makes the selection easier for e-JAM when searching our database.
We still have many registered applicants in our database with limited, or no information in the “About Me/Bio” section and/or have not submitted a photograph. By ignoring this section, you are jeopardizing your job search. You MUST understand this is critical in today’s job market.
A Professional Photograph – Your Ultimate Brand
Submitting a professional photograph is your ultimate branding, it gives a first impression and tells a lot about you. Therefore, be sure to choose a photograph that will get a recruiter’s attention. One that shows confidence, professionalism and someone an employer could see as a part of their team.
The Importance of a Professional Resume
Your resume is often your first and only chance to make an impression on a prospective employer, or hiring manager. Managers will often times take seconds to scan resumes to see if a candidate is the right match for the job. Your resume should be clean, clear and concise. Reflecting the skills and experience required for the position to which you are seeking.
e-JAM is designed to assist Jobseekers in the Caribbean and abroad, connect with businesses and employers looking to hire and build teams of exceptional people. We are always updating our standards based on what our research tells us works bests to serve our Candidates and Clients achieve their goals. Be sure to take a look at our Standards and Conditions to ensure that your account is up-to-date.
It is e-JAM’s policy to prohibit personal contact information in the About Me/Bios; therefore ones that include a name, phone number, email, telephone, address, social media links or websites, will be removed.
If you need help with registering, constructing a well-written bio, creating a resume, or tips on showcasing your profile; please contact us to learn how our affordable services can get you noticed faster.