How to build a strong profile: preferences

fb-insidertips-prefThis is part seven in our series of Insider Tips for how to use your Gradintelligence profile to maximise your chances of being discovered for opportunities. We love connecting students with opportunities, and we want to make sure students and graduates get the most out of their profiles.

Why build your profile?
Simply put, the more you develop your profile, the more likely you will be tagged for opportunities that are best suited to you and your preferences.

Gradintelligence uses an intelligent matching algorithm which takes the elements of your profile, and aligns them with the criteria that employers and Higher Education institutions are searching for in potential candidates or students.

So, how should you do it?
Gradintelligence uses a powerful and intelligent matching algorithm that takes your profile data to find the most relevant opportunities for you. To make sure you are being tagged for the kind of opportunities you want, it’s vital that you keep your preferences up-to-date!

Once logged in, visit the My Preferences section to make any changes. You can pick from a list of different employment opportunities based on what you’re looking for. If you’re a first year student, Part-time post and Summer work might be the best options. Final years might be on the lookout for Graduate recruitment schemes, Full-time posts or Internships. Once selected, you can refine these options even further by setting your minimum required salary, what kind of job sectors you would like to work in, and even the size of the business you would like to work for.  Depending on where you would like to work, you can set your location preferences, read more on this in a previous post.

If you’re not on the lookout for work, but want to continue studying, you can edit this in Further Studies matching. From here, you can decide what level of qualification you would like to study, and which subjects you are interested in. You can also decide on location and whether you want to study part-time, full-time, or from a distance!

This is the best way to streamline your tags, so that you will only be matched to really relevant opportunities. It’s important to remember though that this can limit your chances of being tagged, so make sure your preferences are fine-tuned.

Any questions?
As always, we are more than happy to help with any issues you have updating your profile. Please contact us on Twitter, Facebook or through email: customerservices@gradintel.com

Interested in being discovered and don’t already have an account? Sign up at: www.gradintel.com

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