At the end of this article you'll understand what a Candidate Score is, and receive some handy tips on improving your own score.
The Communo platform uses an indicator called a Candidate Score. In this article you will learn more about candidate scoring, and how to take advantage of it in order to better your chances at being awarded the jobs you apply for. Basically, the more effort and information you put into your Communo Profile, the more likely you are to draw potential employers’ attention. Follow the tips below to build a killer profile, enhance your Candidate Score and get the attention you deserve!
# Where you can find your Candidate Score:
Your candidate score is visible at the bottom of every work post as shown in the image below.
# How Your Candidate Score is Calculated:
Your Candidate Score is comprised of the following parts:
- Communo Profile
- Skills Match
- Industries you have experience with
- Role Match and
- Vetting Status
Read on for how Communo uses each of these components to determine your Candidate Score!
# Profile: What makes you, you!
The profile section is all about you! It defines your work experience, the skills you have acquired over time, and the industries you have worked in. It also gives you an opportunity to link to any websites where you can showcase your talents! Ideally, we would love for you to optimize your profile. If you need help with your profile, please see our help desk article: HOW TO MAKE A KILLER PROFILE! (TBD)
# Skill Match: Showcase your talents!
The Candidate Score let’s both you and potential employers know what key skills you have compared to their wish lists for a specific job post. Of note - this does not mean that you won't be hired if you don't have one or two of the listed skills, but having more skills that meet an employer's needs is always preferred!
# Industry: Highlight the sectors where you have experience.
I once worked for an aquarium creating info-graphs on dolphins! Let's be honest, if you have ever worked with dolphins, you're winning at life!
The Industry section is all about highlighting what sectors you have work experience in. For example, If you did, in fact, work at creating info-graphs on dolphins, then you would be sure to add "Graphic Design" as your industry.
PS. Talk about the dolphins in your About section in your profile! Great conversation starter!
# Role Match: What the employer is looking for.
Matching your role to what the employer is looking for is probably the easiest way to get noticed when applying for a job. Usually, when an employer is hoping to hire a Copywriter for instance, it is very unlikely that they would hire a Web Designer for that role.
That being said, never say never!
If you have what it takes in terms of skills and experience, then go for it!
Submit your name and application and let the chips fall where they may! Fun fact - did you know that's actually a wood cutting reference? It's all about focusing on cutting logs (submitting your application) and not fixating on where the small pieces (chips) end up.
# Vetting Status: Fact checking your profile
At Communo we are always looking for strong talent. Vetting is to ensure you are who you say you are, and that all your facts check out! You do not need to have Vetted status to apply to a job posting, but it is certainly good to have and can increase your chances at selection for a job. Please see (TBD) to learn more about Communo’s Vetting process and benefits.
We really hope this article helped you understand a little bit more about Candidate Scoring. We love high quality candidates, and this holds true especially for employers!
Now go out there and be awesome! Info-graphs for dolphins kind of awesome!