As a Healthcare IT professional, you can leverage the power of Abra to keep your pipeline full of engagements that align with your work preferences and help advance your career goals. Creating a customized talent profile is free when you join Abra. Your Abra profile allows you to showcase your experiences with various roles and products, highlight associated certifications, licenses, and skills, and specify contract preferences, desired pay rate, and upcoming availability.
Creating an Abra profile is easy. With drop downs that allow you to quickly populate sections of your profile, completing your profile can take less than 10 minutes.
To help you get the most out of Abra, here are 6 tips for optimizing your profile to ensure you are matched with the right opportunities at the right time.
1. Fully complete your profile
Make sure to complete each section of your Abra profile and verify that all information is accurate. Once you complete your profile, you will be eligible for matches and on your way to securing engagements that meet your requirements. And don’t forget to upload a pdf version of your resume.
2. Include all relevant certifications
Because healthcare organizations are looking for tech talent with up-to-date knowledge and IT certifications that validate expertise with technologies and products, it is important to make sure these appear in your Abra profile. A drop-down menu with an extensive list of certifications makes this quick and easy.
3. Write a compelling professional summary
The professional summary section of your Abra profile gives you an opportunity to communicate the value you bring to healthcare organizations. Think of the summary section as your elevator pitch. Be clear and concise and focus on noteworthy problems you’ve solved, achievements you are most proud of, and technical expertise related to areas such as programming languages, data analysis, EHRs, cybersecurity and tools.
4. Include employer reviews
Reviews from past employers help build your credibility, serving as independent validation of your skills and professionalism. Ask previous employers to provide feedback on your overall support, communication, quality, collaboration, and knowledge and expertise. When Abra matches you with an organization’s need, the organization will have the ability to access that feedback to help make an informed decision. Remember, these reviews must be from a verified domain, not Gmail or Yahoo.
5. Update your profile regularly
To fully optimize your Abra profile, it is important to keep it active and up to date. Regularly review your profile information to check that the details of your projects, skills, achievements, work preferences, and availability are up to date. To help make sure you don’t miss out on opportunities that are a good fit for you, Abra reminds you to update your profile as your upcoming availability nears.
6. Upload a high quality profile picture
You never get a second chance to make a first impression so be sure to upload a high resolution headshot for your profile photo. Choose a plain background and crop the photo from your shoulders to just above your head so that it looks like a headshot. Make sure the lighting is good and the photo is in focus and avoid using a photo that looks like a selfie.
Following these tips for optimizing your Abra profile paves the way to a full pipeline of opportunities that fit your skills, work preferences and availability.
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