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What is an iProfile?
An iProfile is an 'online CV' that contains precise definitions of your skills, qualifications and experiences in a format that the recruitment industry has adopted as a standard. The iProfile has been formatted so that it can be automatically processed and accurately matched to agencies’ jobs.
More than one million candidates in the UK already own an iProfile and the majority of the UK's leading recruitment companies are now using it to match candidates to jobs.
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Why was the iProfile invented?
With the average agency now receiving over 3000 CVs each week, many are unable to cope with the work involved in processing all this information, responding to all of these candidates and accurately matching them to jobs. The problem is down to the traditional CV. This is because each CV is presented differently, everybody has their own way of describing their skills and, as soon as it is received, it goes out-of-date. By creating a standard format for the CV (the iProfile), those agencies that are compatible can now process your information within seconds of receiving it and precisely match you to their jobs.
What are the benefits of having an iProfile?
As long as you complete your iProfile and regularly keep it up-to-date, you will get:
- Accurately matched to agencies’ jobs
- A central place to store and update your career information
- A simple way to update agencies with your status and preferences
- Accurately matched to agencies jobs
Your iProfile is held by the iProfile-compatible agencies that you have registered with (or previously sent your CV to) and their consultants use the precise definitions within your iProfile to accurately match you to their jobs. The matching is based not only upon your skills, experience and qualifications but also your job preferences as well. As soon as your iProfile is updated or completed consultants get automatically alerted to you if you match any of their vacancies.
A central place to store and update your career information
Your iProfile provides you with a central place to store your career information. It also provides you with a simple format for updating your skills, qualifications and work experience, so - unlike the traditional CV - you don't need to re-write it each time you acquire a new skill or finish a project.
A simple way to update agencies with your status and preferences
Your iProfile provides you with a simple way to keep all the agencies that you have registered with updated with your job-seeking status, availability and job preferences. So as long as you keep your iProfile up-to-date, it's just a simple case of changing your job-seeking status in order to let those agencies know that you're looking for work. Your information is never accessible to any agency unless you have previously sent your CV or iProfile to them.
How does my iProfile work?
How was my iProfile created?
It is most likely that your iProfile was automatically created for you from a CV you had previously sent to an iProfile-compatible agency. When an agency becomes 'iProfile Compatible', all the CVs in their database are converted into iProfiles. From then, on every time they receive a CV from someone who does not already have an iProfile they will automatically extract the key information from within it and use it to build them an iProfile. If the CV holder also has an iProfile then this will be identified and the iProfile holder will be asked to update their details.
What if an agency got my CV because it was held in a database run by a job board?
If this is the case, then an iProfile is not built. This is because the best iProfiles are only built from the original CV, which means you need to send an original CV to an iProfile-compatible agency in order for them to create you one.
Why complete my iProfile?
The iProfile is computer generated and therefore is never going to be perfect. By completing your iProfile you will ensure that all the information is accurate and that your skills and experience are defined in as much detail as possible. The completion process is simple and you can do as little or as much as you want. But remember, you only need to do it once so it's worth getting it right. By completing your iProfile, recruiters will then be able to use the precise definition within it to accurately match you to their jobs and these definitions will also be used to produce your iProfile Statement, your monthly update on the value of your skills.
Who has access to my iProfile?
Your iProfile is only accessible to the iProfile-compatible agencies that you have previously sent your CV to. You can check which agencies currently have access to your iProfile from your control panel.
How do recruiters search on my iProfile?
When recruiters search on their respective database of iProfiles they use the same dictionary of skills, experience and preferences that you used to define yourself. The search engine is hierarchical, which means that if a recruiter searches on a skill that is higher or lower in the dictionary than the one you have defined in your iProfile, then you will still be found. The results list is sorted into an order of relevance, ie the iProfile with the most accurate match and those that are seriously looking for work at the top. From the results list, the recruiter will then decide whether to shortlist you for a particular role and if they do they will then contact you to let you know.
How will I be contacted about a job?
If a consultant is interested in putting you forward for a job, they will first contact you either by phone or email to tell you about the opportunity and gain your permission to send on your details.
How can I access my iProfile?
You can access your iProfile by entering your User Name (which is your email address) and Password into the log-in section of the agency's website you are registered with or at www.iprofilecentral.com
What do I do if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, simply click the 'forgotten password' link under the log-in section on www.iprofilecentral.com or the website of the agency you are registered with. By entering your email address in this section, you will automatically get sent your password.
Who or what is iProfile Assistant?
iProfile Assistant will send you regular reminders to update your details to ensure that you get the most out of having your iProfile. iProfile Assistant will also help you during the iProfile building process with useful tips and answers to many of your questions.
Make sure you are benefiting from your iProfile by ensuring it is complete and up-to-date.