To market your professional abilities, keep your profile concise and focussed on your key selling points. Exclude past experiences that don't market you for your current goals. Every word in your profile sells your credentials and your value to a potential employer.
How to Create Your Mentern Profile
Your Profile is a career marketing tool, not an autobiography.
Two pages is enough to preview you
Leave something to present in your resume and talk about in the interview.
Put the most important information at the top of the page. Lead with a career summary so your key credentials appear at the beginning of the profile and include a page number.
Your contact information will be entered in the appropriate contact fields of the Mentern profile form.
Interview-Ready-Video (IRV): The new way to present yourself.
Whether you want to continue your career or find a new one, spend the time polishing and marketing your resume. Enhance your online profiles by building professional relationships and applying for jobs. The employment/recruitment field is very competitive and it may be difficult for you to get the attention of a potential employer.
If your resume and networking aren't resulting in interviews for you, consider distinguishing yourself from the competition with an IRV.
Develop your own personal IRV and attach it to your professional Mentern profile and you'll substantially increase your chances of finding a position that suits your skills and interests.
An IRV educates potential employers about who you are so they can quickly determine whether they think you are a good 'fit' for their organization and if they would like to proceed with an interview.
An IRV is the perfect complement to a resume.
Resumes or elevator pitches may not be the most effective methods to relay who you really are. Most resumes are like a trip itinary of where you have been and and leave it to the employer to figure out who you are. Elevator pitches are essentially sales pitches.
Don't be shy about announcing who you are and what you like to do. Marketing the contributions you can make going forward will increase your opportunity of obtaining work or a project where you will truly shine. Bottom line is you need to be comfortable presenting your IRV in an interview.
Tips on how to prepare your IRV
Dress for your dream job and film a video on your phone or have it done professionally. The more professional you appear to an employer, the better your chances are of getting hired. Practice a few times before you create the final product.
Have you ever heard yourself on tape? This is how you're going to sound in an interview so make sure to sound natural and appear comfortable with what you are saying.
For more details, go to Interview Ready Video on the How It Works Menu tab.
Ready to Submit?
When you are comfortable with your information and are ready to complete your Mentern Profile, please submit it to us at the "Mentern Sign Up" link below.
If you need guidance and/or help in preparing your profile and/or video, please contact us.