Here's why you should keep your profile updated (all the time)
If you are looking for a job change and have a profile on MonsterGulf.com, this is for you. We recently conducted a survey to examine and find out if keeping your profile updated leads to better job prospects.
Interestingly, a significant 82% of the respondents answered “Yes” when asked, “Do you know the importance of updating your profile regularly?”
Let’s look at some of the noteworthy insights from the survey. The survey found that an updated profile:
Means better job opportunities: Almost 86% of the respondents felt that an updated profile increased their chances of getting responses from prospective employers. This is because an updated profile not only highlights your latest professional achievements and relevant skills but also presents you as an active job seeker eagerly looking for a job.
Helps you stay ahead: While 31% of the respondents revealed that they updated their profiles once a month, 14% reported doing it once in 3 months, 13% said they updated it once every 3-6 months while 13% chose to update it every 6 months. Employers are always on the lookout for professionals who stay ahead of the game and an updated profile is a clear indication that you are open to change.
Attracts unexpected opportunities: Though we usually get a job by spending time actively looking and applying; there could be times when a flattering opportunity unexpectedly knocks on your door. 30% of the respondents answered in the affirmative when asked whether an updated career profile attracted unexpected job offers without them actively applying for it.