Five steps to creating a winning Jobhop profile

Ready to boost your chances of finding work you love on Jobhop?

Your Jobhop profile is the shopfront for the unique skills and experiences that you have to offer.

With more than 400 businesses looking for talent on Jobhop, your profile is your opportunity to showcase your talents to your local business community – so it’s time to let them shine!


1.  Use your Secret Weapon 

smile jobhopWe use profile pictures so that businesses know who to expect when you turn up for the job, but you can use your profile picture for something far more powerful.  Your picture is one of best tools you have to let businesses know you’re successful, confident and trustworthy.

And it’s simple!  All you need to do is have a head-and-shoulders photo of you smiling into the camera. Humans are wired to respond positively to other humans smiling, and we also make emotional decisions.   Simply by having a profile picture you’ll increase your credibility – our Jobhop providers have told us they won’t offer work to Jobhoppers without profile pictures – and increase your chances of being chosen.   When someone sees your smile, they’ll associate you with being successful and approachable.  Here’s how to update your profile picture.


2. Tell your Talent Story 

First impressions are important and attention spans are short, so forget about long, detailed work histories.  Your personal introduction needs to be short and punchy.  Here’s a simple format to help you get started.

Start by answering these questions:
1. What’s your most recent job title (or highest qualification)?
2. What are your special interests in this job/field?
3. How long have you been working?
4. What are you most proud of in this job?
5. What work have you done (if there are lots, choose your top three).

Now use your answers to fill the gaps in the following sentence:
I am a (1) with an interest in (2). For (3), I’ve been (4). I also do (5).

This might look something like this:
I’m an (1) Office Manager with an interest in (2) making administration processes more efficient. For (3) ten years, I’ve been (4) helping businesses improve their scheduling processes by 20%. I also do (5) accounts payable and reception.


3. Sell your Special Sauce 

One of the things that differentiates you from other people is what you care about. What do you do in your spare time?  When you share this, you’re telling a business a bit about what you’re like as a person.  

You don’t have to have an impressive list of volunteer activities; the goal here is to show a little bit of your personality. This makes you memorable.  There might be ten people with retail experience, but if you’re the only one with a cactus collection, you’ll be the one they remember.

For example:
When I’m not on the job, I love collecting old family recipes. 



4.  Showcase your Strengths

Your personal strengths are a potential asset to a business. Plenty of employers will even hire for attitude above skills. After all, skills can be learned, but your personal approach is your unique asset. If you’re not sure what yours are, have a look through these suggestions and see if there’s one that suits you:
• Self-discipline and determination
• A growth mindset
• Communication skills
• A winning attitude
• Being a team player

Choose one of these (or your own). Now, think of an example of how you use this strength. It doesn’t have to be at work. If you chose “self-discipline”, you might demonstrate this with a line about how you get up at 5 am to exercise.

For example:
As a team player, I always check in with my colleagues to see if they need any help when I’ve finished my tasks.


5.  Create your Perfect Job

perfect jobDid you know that Jobhop Providers can post private jobs and offer them directly to you? Now that you’ve got their attention with your stunning new profile, make it easy for businesses to create a job tailor-made for you. Give them an example of a specific jobs they can book you for (something you love!), with a direct call to action.

For example:
Book me for a four-hour assessment of your current scheduling processes.



Now let’s bring everything together. You’ve got a succinct introduction, you’ve given your career some context, highlighted your strengths and made yourself more memorable.  You can update your Personal Introduction in the About You section of your profile. 

You’re on your way!

We’d love to hear how you got on making your Jobhop profile pop! Share your updated profile with us and ask us how else we can help you to find work you’ll love.