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More than 90 percent of recruiters use online profiles such as those found on Bullseye powered by Handshake and LinkedIn when hiring. Online profiles also allow you to manage your professional online identity, build your network, discover opportunities and view the profiles of professionals in your field.
Employers are actively searching for you by using keywords that are in your profile. Two places you need to have profiles are Bullseye powered by Handshake and LinkedIn. Other benefits online profiles offer include:
Your online profile is your virtual “resume.” So build your profile to look like it. Add details like your education, skills, projects and previous experiences.
Profile Picture: A good profile picture can get you up to 21x more views. It's also helps people recognize you – making it even easier to connect you to new opportunities.
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Education: List your degrees, majors, minors, study abroad and/or any other relevant training/opportunities.
Note: In Bullseye powered by Handshake, your education and GPA gets automatically uploaded by the UB Office of the Registrar.
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Master of Art, Major, Graduation Month 20XX
Bachelor of Arts or Science, Major, Graduation Month 20XX
Experience: Any employment, internships, significant campus leadership offices, volunteer work and class/research projects.
Human Services Experience
Kids 1st Therapy, Getzville, New York April-July 20XX
Skills: Use this section to highlight skills that are specifically related to the job/internship you are seeking.
Hint: You can see a list some important skills to highlight that employers are seeking.
Public Speaking, Customer Service, AutoCAD, C++, Microsoft Office, Leadership, Written Communications, and Critical Thinking
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Projects: Projects that you did in class that are related to your major/career interest. In the description:
Project Name: Marketing Plan
September 20XX - November 20XX
Perform situation analysis to determine relevant details about potential market share and target audience on social media and through targeted marketing. I identify opportunities and challenges based on analysis to begin developing measurable objectives, strategies and implementing media plans.
Accomplishments: Add any of the following accomplishments to your profile to grab the attention of more employers.
Organization Name: UB Club Hockey
Dates: August 20XX - Present
Description: Organize and lead weekly practices for team of 15. Studied practice schedules and modified practices to simulate competition, while communicating with players and encouraging them in order to develop team chemistry.
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