If there’s a new, easy way to get your CV in front of a bunch of recruiters it’s generally worth using. Even if you’re not currently looking for work, you just never know when someone might find your details and offer you something new. Sometimes, just putting your work details out where your friends and acquaintances can see it is enough to get yourself noticed. Your friends might recall your specialty when they hear of a position or something comes up in their office.
Talent.me is the latest job networking tool to hit the market and it really shows some promise. It’s simple to set up, easy to use and could well find you a new position. Basically, there’s nothing to lose so you may as well sign up and give it a go. Here’s a little bit of a run-down.
Create Talent.me Profile
Talent.me is designed to be used with Facebook, so you simply sign up using your Facebook login and approve the application.
To add your work details, you can either enter it in directly or import it from your Linked In profile. To save yourself writing things out more than once, make sure your Linked In profile is up-to-date before you import the information.
You can easily edit your Talent.me details after the import if you need to.
If you want to be found, adding talents is the thing to do on Talent.me. Head to the Talents tab and add a few of your favourite skills. Recruiters will search for people according to these skills, so it’s important to have the best ones entered. You can add up to 25 talents to your profile, so there’s a bit of room for all your skills.
Endorse Your Network
Your Talent.me network is automatically built using your Facebook network of friends.
To endorse your friends and acquaintances on Talent.me is very simple. Head to the Endorsements tab and it will automatically show you friends who you could endorse. Hopefully, if you endorse a few friends they might consider endorsing you as well.
Jobs on Talent.me
The jobs tab lets you search for jobs in your local area and using whichever talent you’re interested in focusing on. The jobs are sourced from Indeed.com, which has worldwide positions and plenty of jobs to choose from.
Criticisms of Talent.me
One thing I noticed when looking at the example endorsements is that they are grammatically a little odd – like they’ve been left unchecked. This isn’t such a huge problem though, as unique endorsements are far more valuable than a generic example.
There were also many people on the site who seemed to have been endorsed using these generic endorsements, which leads me to believe there are people trying to game the system into showing them as “well endorsed” candidates. Since recruiters can sort by how many endorsements the candidates have, people gaming the system become a problem. In my opinion, this is a problem Talent.me should address before recruiters are put off by it.
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- Star Now Lets Acting & Music Talent Find Great Job Auditions
What are your best tips for finding work?