If Batman was looking for support work…

As far we are aware, Batman has no history of working in the Australian care sector.  But should he ever grow out of wearing tights, he like anybody else will need a second career.  And he could do worse than consider a people-friendly industry that is expanding rapidly.  How could he make the leap?

We would of course suggest he started by completing his profile in carecareers People Search.  Let’s use his example to help you improve your chances of success when you complete yours.  Employers use People Search to find staff, so what gets their interest?

Batman's People Search profile
No photo?  Rookie error, Caped Crusader!  You don’t have to include a photo on your résumé but where there’s a dedicated space like this, never leave it blank.  See how it just leaves you guessing?  That’s how it feels to an employer too.

The short description is much better.  Despite being new to the sector, Batman has summarised personal qualities that will prove useful in it.  Good thinking, Batman!

Batman can expand on that information and engage employers’ interest in the long description. He just needs to think about what might be required and then make connections with his own experience and qualifications.  Employers won’t expect him to be fully qualified – many jobseekers in this sector are not.  But Hiring Managers do recognise and warm to people who have really thought about the work.

Holey Profile, Batman!

The same logic applies to the “Education” and “Employment” fields.  Don’t leave holes in them.  If you don’t think a particular bit of your history is relevant, just keep the description brief.

Maybe it has been a while since ninja school, but the information still helps paint a picture. And while responding to the Gotham Police Department’s calls for help might be classified as intermittent casual work, it’s an important part of life experience.   Include it Batman!  And use the Tags section for your employer-friendly assets like ‘First Aid Certificate’, ‘Computer Skills’, ‘Own Car’ (or Batmobile).

Now chances are you have leapt off fewer tall buildings than the Dark Knight.  But that doesn’t necessarily make your story any less interesting than Batman’s.  People Search gives you a chance to tell your story, so make the most of it. If you take the time to put your profile together, you will greatly increase your chances of an employer contacting you. What are you waiting for? Start here

Need help with your People Search profile? Contact the Careers Centre on info@carecareers.com.au or Batphone: 1300 637 637

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