How to be found for an assignment more quickly
Make yourself known online
In addition, not everyone has a professional and businesslike profile picture, although that picture, along with the job description, is the first thing the recruiter sees and takes in. If those elements are not in order, chances are the recruiter will ignore you and keep looking (even though you may well meet the requirements for the assignment). What also helps is adding a background picture that has to do with your area of expertise. These three improvements – which are easy to arrange – ensure that recruiters and clients will notice you. In addition, it is important, when you are available, to open your profile to new offers.
improve your general business profile
With each experience or job, add bullet points, but not more than five. Give a brief description of what your tasks have been and avoid long sentences. It is important for recruiters to be able to scan through your profile quickly, and can immediately see what you can do or have done. It is important, with regard to each client, to name the most common tools, methods and technologies. If the recruiter wants more information, he will look at your CV (if included) or contact you directly. Also check out the STAR method for making an optimum impression on potential clients. WIBA IT also made a sample CV, which you can download here.
As an extra, but valuable addition, it is important to ask your clients for a reference/recommendation after each job. That is a powerful way to support your profile and skills.
My WIBA (Portal)
‘My WIBA’ is a handy tool that gives you a quick overview of your application(s). Fill in all your details in the portal, so that it not only helps during the application process, but also provides suggestions for jobs that match your profile. That’s why it is important for the information to be correct, to make sure that the recommended jobs are indeed relevant to you. Filling in the required documents (like your CV and motivation) makes it possible to handle the applications more quickly, letting you know where you stand and why you were (not) selected for an assignment.