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User Guide: Upgrade Your ZOM-IN Profile

Wong Shu Lee  

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  August 10, 2020

So you have signed up an account and started applying for internships. And you start wondering, "Why haven't I gotten hired?"

 

Sometimes, it could mean that the company has chosen another candidate over you. However, in most cases, it’s simply because your profile/resume is not completed. 

 

Ask yourself, if you’re the hiring manager, would you want to meet a candidate if you barely see any information from his/her profile? 

 

The answer is obvious. Therefore, we’ve prepared a step-by-step guide to help you remodel your ZOM-IN Profile. Please take a few minutes to update your information to increase your chances of getting hired. 

 

#1 Choose A Perfect Photo

 

 

Your profile photo is your first chance to make a good impression on prospect employers. Here are some tips for you to choose the perfect photo: 

 

  1. Pick a photo that looks like you
  2. Make sure your face takes up at least 60% of the frame
  3. Be the only person in the picture
  4. Choose the right expression — a natural smile is best
  5. Avoid distracting backgrounds
  6. Wear what you’d wear to work — smart casual or formal work attire

 

#2 Education Matters

 

 

In the Education section, please use the full name of your University/College instead of using abbreviations. If you have completed other educational programs or certifications besides your degree, make sure you include those experiences in this section too. 

 

#3 Update Your Working Experiences

 

 

This section is the most important section where you should include all your full-time, part-time and freelance working experiences. If you have never worked before, you can also include your experiences participating in co-curricular activities or volunteer jobs. Make sure you elaborate on what you’ve learnt during employment or volunteering. 

 

PS/ The “Experience” section is designated for participants of our in-house Real Life Experience™ program. For working experiences, please utilize the “Status” section. 

 

#4 Show-off Your Skills

 

 

The “Skill” section is important for you to showcase your job skills to make your profile more appealing. 

 

  • Include at least 5-10 of your key job skills and 3-5 of your soft skills. 
  • Be specific on the job skills. 
    • Example: “Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro” instead of “Video Editing”. 

#5 Showcase Your Assignments/Projects

 

 

This section is vital for candidates from some disciplines, such as designs, videography/photography and computing. Please write a good summary to describe your past projects and include a URL link to the project for the best result. 

 

If you have an online portfolio such as a website or a profile with GitHub or Behance, you should include the link in this section too. 

 

BONUS: Add A Reference

Add the contact information of your internship supervisor/counsellor to enable employers to reach out to them for further reference immediately. This could show that you’re a serious applicant and eventually increase your chances of getting invited for interviews. 

After all, keeping your profile complete and comprehensive gives employers a good impression on you. Log in to update your profile now

 

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