Your profile is your secret weapon on Communo. This article aims to help you build a powerful profile to get the attention of employers and collaborators—and land the job you want.
First, let’s have a look at the elements each killer profile should have:
- Your basic info: photo, name, email address, phone number, job title, and location
- About section: your summary & professional bio
- Roles, skills and industries
- Social links
Let’s dive into each section (except basic info) to understand what you need to fill in for each and why it matters.
A crucial part of your Communo profile is your summary and bio. What’s the difference between the two? The Summary is a one-line introduction—think of it as an elevator pitch for your bio, where a professional bio can be a couple of paragraphs or more. Completing your bio helps you better communicate who you are, what you do, and why your expertise is valuable to potential employers. This is your opportunity to gain visibility, communicate your unique style, and ultimately, get hired.
Your bio is a place to show your accomplishments. Focus on what you are proud of and where you excel. A bio isn’t effective if it doesn’t have personality and it is just a list of previous jobs. Provide details on what projects you’ve worked on, why you found them exciting or fulfilling and why you are passionate about your role. However, be selective about what you include; you don’t need to detail all your life achievements and hobbies. Share relevant work experience and skills that make you the superstar you are with the community.
Pro Tip: Update your bio regularly to add any other experiences and skills you gain.
Roles, Skills and Industries
The Roles section of your profile is where you define the position you would like to fill: graphic designer, SEO copywriter, communications strategist—the list goes on. Depending on your Communo membership, you can select one (Free) or two roles (Pro).
The Skills section of your profile allows you to highlight your skillsets and expertise. You can select multiple skills to add to your profile. For example, you may be a technical writer but have additional experience working as a copywriter or have administrative skills you would like to highlight.
The Industries section of your profile is self-explanatory. Here you can add the industries you have experience in.
Pro Tip: Ensure you have filled out the Skills, Roles, and Industries sections of your profile to receive relevant job notifications related to your areas of expertise.
Use the Rates section to give potential employers a gauge of how much you charge for your services.
This section helps you connect your online presence with your Communo profile. Make sure you add your website, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Each will have an icon displayed on your profile so members can easily navigate and learn more about you.
Your education is always a great area to highlight. You can easily add your school, major and year graduated in this section. Can’t find your school in the drop-down menu? No problem: type the name of your school to create a new entry and add your school to the list.
A portfolio is a crucial part of a killer profile—especially if you want to put your best foot forward on the platform. We want our members to showcase their projects and let people see why they are experts in their field. Highlight the fantastic campaign you helped create for a new product, link to pieces you’ve written, or design work you are proud of. It’s YOUR work that will ultimately get you noticed by employers and allow you to stand out from the competition. Communo makes it easy to upload projects so you can show the community how talented you are.
Nine out of 10 employers say they check references when evaluating candidates. References help:
- Employers determine if you are a good fit for their project,
- Freelancers build trust and credibility and show off their skills.
On Communo, freelancers with more than three references are 80% more likely to get shortlisted, interviewed, and hired, so make sure you add yours. Here’s a full article on references and how to get them to boost your profile.
We hope this article will help you build and improve your Communo profile. Have any questions or suggestions? We’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line: email@example.com