Think of your profile as your "digital" first impression – use it show your skills, experience, and personality. The goal is to get schools and/or families excited about the prospect of working with you!
Key Profile Sections
Go beyond listing your subjects and grade levels of interest. What areas of education are you passionate about? What exact position type are you most interested in?
This is one of the only places on the profile where you can give a glimpse into your personality. See this article for some examples.
Education and Certifications
Be sure to include all the degrees and certifications that you've obtained to give employers the full picture of your qualifications.
Degrees or certifications that are in progress are just as important to include!
Add enough experiences to tell your story. If your headline mentions 5 years of experience, make sure your profile matches.
Remember, employers don't see your resume until you respond to their outreach or apply to a job, so add as much detail on your profile as possible!
Instructional Skills and Proficiencies
While optional, completing this section provides an additional layer of filterability for your profile and can help get you noticed by employers looking for special skills you possess!
Language skills are very in demand so If you speak another language be sure to add it to your profile.
To help employers focus on you and what you have to offer, double check the following:
Match Preferences. Be sure to add ALL positions, locations, and employer/school types you're open to working with. Keep this information, along with your earliest start date up to date to avoid any confusion.
Grammar & Punctuation. Typos, spelling errors, and inconsistencies (e.g. capitalization) do not lend themselves to a good first impression. Make sure you are consistent with your formatting!
Curious what schools see? Head to the Profile Preview section of your Profile!
Just like you are constantly evolving, your profile and resume should be, too. Make sure to come back and make updates as you gain more experience, obtain a new certification, learn a new instructional skill, or take on a leadership position. These things show your progress and employers will want to know about them!
Investing a little time in completing and maintaining your Selected profile can go a long way toward landing your next best opportunity! 👍