PROFILE BUILDER

INTRO

We are committed to your journey into the workforce, we want to make sure that nearing graduation you have the best pathways to connect with and promote your skills to employers both public and private.

 

You’ve just completed the Kia Ora Hauora Tertiary Engagement Survey which helps us to understand what your employment aspirations are, so we can better connect you with opportunities during and after you graduate.

 

We are now proactively supporting each of our KOH graduates to build a one page profile to help them connect with employers and transition to the start of their professional careers.

 

Being able to respond quickly and showcase your skills easily is the purpose of this exercise. However, we understand some questions may need a bit more thought and consideration so you can always save your progress and come back to complete this profile builder at a later date (but don’t leave it too long). If you opt to save your profile, you will receive an email with a link to come back to it when you’re ready.

PROFILE YOUR TALENT

We know that having a snappy, succinct profile that introduces you, your skills, education and specialities is an important step. Having a professional profile on hand that can be quickly moved to the people in the hiring ‘know’ puts you in a good position.

This exercise, completed via a survey monkey will produce a A4 snappy, professionally designed, well-structured and crafted profile that will boost your employability presence and personal brand. We will ensure that you have professional photos taken which are fit for purpose and appropriate for you to pitch yourself as the stellar health professional that you are.

This is an opportunity to invest in yourself for the next step of your career.

INVEST TIME IN PUTTING YOUR SELF FORWARD

A one-page profile is a super useful way to introduce yourself to the world – particularly the world that will likely employ you at the start of your career. 

This profile does not replace your full CV or academic transcripts, it’s a great first step that will help you reach audiences in a variety of settings. 

Writing about yourself isn’t easy – it’s a fine line, the good news is that once you’ve got this first cut down, it’ll get easier, you can rework it as you grow your experience and extend the reach of your good work into the world. 

This profile should evolve as you do, you will also get more comfortable describing who you are and what you do.

YOUR ANSWERS ARE KEY

These questions serve as a frameworkfor your profile and your responses create the ‘content’ for your profile. Your responses are a mix of straight answers, short narratives and or lists. You will be guided on how much text you have for the open fields.

INFORMATION TO START COLLATING AND COLLECTING

If you don’t already, start yourself a CV, profile, bio file – either soft or hard copy. 

You may already have components of a CV or a collection of sharp sentences that you can collate and use to populate this. 

Check documents you already have, highlight them, borrow other’s great descriptors or phrases and make sure that they relate to your own experience. Note down ways people have described their experience and skills in a genuine, authentic way.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

If you have collected a good base of information to hand, it should take 1 hour. The payback of that time investment will be huge.

WHAT DO THE QUESTIONS COVER?

TWO KEY AREAS:

  1. WHAT POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS WANT TO KNOW QUICKLY, AND
  2. WHAT’S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO KNOW ABOUT YOU.

 

Recruiters will want a quick snapshot of your qualifications, skills, experience, academic background, role preferences and career aspirations.

You will want them to know who you are as a person, your influencers, your strengths. You are after all human working in a very humane field so being a person and having a pulse is important.

GENERAL TIPS WHEN COMPLETING

  • Use human language and avoid jargon specific to your industry. Speak in universal terms that resonate with your community but could be understood by anyone.

 

  • Write in the first person ‘I’, ‘My’.

 

  • Be honest.

 

  • If a section is not relevant to you leave it blank (it just won’t show up in your profile).

 

  • If you feel you lack experience in particular areas, just write a succinct statement – no need to fill in the maximum word limit.