As we’ve mentioned in our FAQ, research has shown that for a perfect job match, the following four items matter:
We have built Kinzaa around these four factors. I’m going to write about these four items in more detail, starting with skills first.
If you want to get a job, it goes without saying that you need to have the skills to perform. Your potential employer is going to look for recruits or job-seekers with certain skills. You, the job-seeker need to highlight those skills.
When you build your profile on Kinzaa, we allow a job-seeker or recruit to specify up to four skills that they may be good at. Why not more? Most people don’t have more than three or four major skills. If you are a job-seeker, you want to let people know what you are REALLY good at, and more importantly what will get you the job you want.
Kinzaa has been designed to allow recruits to find their perfect job. When you fill out the skills section of your profile, think very carefully about what you are good at. If you are a new grad, don’t fret; you still have skills. Think about the skills you gained in class. If you took courses in literature, perhaps critical thinking is your forte. Analysis, writing. These are great skills to have.
If you were a computer science student, then your skills might be in the various computer languages such as C++, Python, etc. Don’t forget about the skills you learned while you doing summer jobs or internships as well. These are very important and employers pay a lot of attention to these. What were you doing the summer of your junior year? What did you learn? If you worked at the local mall, then how about customer service?
Skills are the most important thing a potential employer is looking for, which is why it is highlighted on your Kinzaa infographic resume. Please take the utmost care in filling these out.
Questions or comments? Please let us know.
EDIT: Found another great article here on transferable skills. Please consider this before creating your infographic profile on Kinzaa.