First thing’s first – your heading. This is a short sentence that quickly describes who you are. But if you enter the words such as “programmer” or “developer”, you will automatically receive dozens of job offers, regardless of your programming language. So how do we nail it down and be more accurate? Simple – briefly describe in which program are you exactly coding- provide specific keywords. If you aren’t currently looking for a job (say you are thinking about a new job, but in near future) then this headline is also a great place to add this information. Let the recruiters know exactly what specific programming you do and whether or not you are interested in new job offers. All you need is a sneak peek, the rest will be described later. What’s more important is that the keywords you choose will be well positioned in the search engine whenever someone types in your name.
You may think it’s not important – but think again. This is a great canvas where you can show a picture of your hobby, what you like to do… anything. It also attracts the eye and gives the visitors a sense of who you are. You can also add a picture of the company you currently work in. Better yet, as a programmer or developer, you can upload any cool new software tool that you want to work with.
Unlike the headline, this is an area where you can expand the keywords you chose and briefly write down your professional experience. The summary should be created depending on what you wrote down in the headline so keep that in mind. If you are looking for a job, then it is worth mentioning it here. Write down your ambitions, skills and a touch of enthusiasm. A recruiter who reads the summary will know if his offer is for you. In the summary, you can add graphics and link
Here we go – this is where all the rest and the most important part comes in. Again, the keywords you choose will play an important role. You can briefly write down what your current company is about, then bullet point all your responsibilities. Don’t bullet point all your tasks, only the most important tasks you do – around 8-10 bullet points is fine.
There are certain job fields where certifications are crucial to have. If you have any certifications completed, drop them down there. This way, you’ll probably avoid asking if you have a particular certificate.
I can not guarantee that by following these rules you will stop receiving proposals from everywhere, but it will definitely provide a more clear instruction to all recruiters whether or not the job is for you. Every recruiter who spends more than five seconds over the profile of a candidate will think twice before sending you the unrelated offer. Good luck!
Interesting Fact: Google For Job search engine presents a more practical and efficient approach to the job hunt. It collects and presents job postings from other sites within Google search results. Google for Jobs will rely on aggregating content from major job boards, such as LinkedIn, GlassDoor, and Monster.