The Talent Passport underpins the experience of talent on the Talmix platform. Getting your Talent Passport to the best possible state will make every interaction more effective and rewarding and give yourself the best chance of project success.
The first step is to create an engaging and detailed Talent Passport which highlights your strengths; showcases your career and project experience; and is as complete in every detail.
If your talent passport has a high completion score then you know that there is no missing data which could impact on your likelihood of being matched to the right projects for you.
How to create the perfect Talent Passport?
Be thorough during the resumé/CV parsing experience.
Use your resumé as the foundation of your Talent Passport. When parsing, check the details and don’t cut corners when listing your experience. Make sure each project or position is clearly listed and detailed.
In just the same way as you'd keep your resumé up to date, as you gain new experience return to your Talent Passport and update it.
ACTION: Check the details thoroughly as you start to build your passport.
There are some sections of your profile, for example language skills, location and industries, that require you to be precise. The TalmixMatch algorithms use these sections to match your skills with the project requirements. If there are inaccuracies you may be matched with the wrong project, and if you have missed them, you may not be matched at all. Setting this information out clearly shows the client immediately the value you could add to their project and will thus increase your chances of success.
ACTION: Make sure you include all industries you’ve worked within, and all expertise you hold. Our matching process works off these fields so if you don’t add them in you’re missing out on great potential project matches.
Outline your experience and add tags intelligently
When listing your work experience, be comprehensive and also, make sure to focus on the critical aspects. A title is important, more important is what was accomplished during a role. Be sure to describe what you did and the outcomes, and illustrate this with metrics and success whenever possible.
Experienced talent has gathered a lot of expertise and it's important that you focus on those areas which are your strongest skills, and also, in those areas that you consider as the areas where you will best serve a client. Ideally 2-3 tags per experience is correct: this allows matching algorithms to work effectively, and cancels out the noise. You want to stand out.
Consider the currency of your experience as well. If you worked in the travel industry 20 years ago, and have no experience since, it's ok to feature it, but downplay it if you are a now a seasoned expert in Life Sciences and don't want to be matched with travel projects.
ACTION: Review your information and decide if it accurately reflects your strengths, and your applicability for future projects.
This is your showcase: sell yourself
Don’t be afraid to sell yourself. In your short bio, include an eye catching paragraph which says what you can do, and why you know you can do it. This helps the Talmix team gain a quick understanding before speaking to you, and provides a good way for a client to have a strong first impression. Here's one such example - short, sweet, succinct and successful:
Completing your passport shouldn’t take long, and taking that time will prove crucial in your success of landing projects with Talmix. If you have any questions on building your passport, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any questions.
Ready to build your Talent Passport and start applying for projects? Register and complete your passport now.