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 career opportunities and view the profiles of professionals in your field, along with more than 100,000 UB alumni and current students.
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. Add details like your education, skills, projects and previous experiences.
Here are some typical sections you can include:
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.
Research Assistant, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York Feb 20XX-Feb 20XX
Thesis: CFD Analysis, Optimization and Fluid-Structure-Interaction Simulations (FSI) of an Axial Gas Turbine
Skills: Use this section to highlight skills that are specifically related to the job/internship you are seeking.
Public Speaking, Customer Service, AutoCAD, C++, Microsoft Office, Leadership, Written Communications, and Critical Thinking
Hint: Bullseye powered by Handshake and LinkedIn make it easy for you to select and choose skills from a list.
Relevant Projects: Projects that you did in class that are related to your major/career interest.
Marketing Plan, University at Buffalo Spring 20XX
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.
When writing for an online profile, you can use the same expert tips listed for resumes and curriculum vitae that are provided on our Build a Competitive Resume or Curriculum Vitae page. Take a look at some additional tips to make your profile stand out, below.
Once you have an award winning online profile, it's time to put it to work. Take advantage of what each platform has to offer by using the following tips to maximize your online profile.