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Get your contractor profile seen on iContract

29th August 2017

Article written by:

Chris from iContract

    iContract is a platform helping contractors find their next contract opportunity in the fields of finance, legal and tech. More specifically though, these contracts are tailored towards a contractor’s unique requirements as well as their skills and experience. No longer will contractors have to deal with positions advertised to them that are irrelevant to them with iContract a platform where they can find contracts that are closely matched to their contractor profile.

    Contractors can be instantly recommended to contracts that are highly suited to them based on their individual preferences. As a contractor, you can directly apply for these positions or go one step further and interact directly with the recruiter or hiring manager advertising them.

    In order to get the best possible experience out of iContract as a contractor, follow these simple tips and you’ll see your profile get noticed by more recruiters and hiring managers.

    Actively seeking or not?

    One recently added feature we’ve incorporated into iContract is the actively seeking or not seeking toggle bar. This gives you as a contractor the chance to advertise more publicly to recruiters and hiring managers that you are keen to find your next contract. Or if it’s a case that you’re not on the hunt for a new contract, it lets recruiters and hiring managers know this so to avoid any time wasted for both of you.

    Profile Picture

    An image speaks a thousand words and having a strong profile picture not only makes a good first impression, but also helps you stand out from the crowd. Ensure your profile is updated with your latest professional profile picture. Having a profile image will give your profile more identity and that added layer of professionalism that recruiters are looking to spot.

    Skills

    Your work experience, biography and other sections of your iContract are all important facets in creating a fully optimised and efficient user profile on iContract. One element however that needs strong attention to detail is your profile’s ‘Skills’ section. With iContract’s skill based algorithm, iContract search matching engine will generate more accurate results based on the skills that a contractor has entered into their profile, and the skills entered into the details of a contract posted by recruiters or hiring managers. Have a good think of what your top skills are and ensure they’ve been entered to ensure your recommended contracts are specifically matched to the type of roles you have the skill set for.

    Your contract needs

    Finding the right contract that ticks all of your boxes can be a tall order. Much like how. for recruiters finding that one contractor that ticks all of the boxes can be a difficult task to. Thanks to iContract’s criteria focused search engine, we’ve made it easier for contractors to connect with the right recruiters that are posting contracts that are closely matched and compatible to a contractor’s desires. When setting up or editing your contractor profile, ensure details such as contract rate, contract length and location have been entered in accurately and to the specific detail that you require. This will ensure recruiters and hiring managers who are looking for contractors that match your description, will discover you more easily thanks to the specific details you’ve set for your profile – which you can always change at a later date if your circumstances change.



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    Written by Chris from iContract

    August 8th, 2017