As a professional in the competitive industry of hospitality, it's important to understand the influence your personal brand will have in helping you stand out to employers. The truth is the resume is dead, and as a hospitality professional you need to discover unique ways to showcase your skills and personality. That's where Harri comes in. Designed by HR Managers from the country's top restaurant establishments, your Harri profile allows you to seamlessly present information such as your skills, personality, strengths, and work experience.
To make the most of your Harri profile, here are five tips to help you put your best foot forward:
1. Take a dynamic photo.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, so make sure yours tells the right story. While professional head shots aren't a requirement, keep this in mind that selfies, group photos, unclear or inappropriate pictures will not portray you the right way and come off as unprofessional.
2. Create a strong headline.
The first thing about you employers will see on your Harri profile is 'Three Words About Me'. Make sure you select three strong, dynamic words that compliment your personality. Remember, you can only make one first impression.
3. Compose a passionate (yet short!) description of yourself.
This is your chance to truly shine! Why did you choose to work in the hospitality industry? What are your career goals? What are your biggest accomplishments? These are great examples of how you can create a unique story behind who you are and why you would make a great addition to someone's team.
4. Develop a list of your professional skills.
Harri gives you the ability to tag skills on your profile. Not only does this allow you to display your talents in an organized fashion, but also employers are able to search, filter, and connect with members based on the skills tagged on your profile.
5. Optimize your job descriptions.
Expand on your work experience through strong, concise descriptions of your role at each company. Keep in mind there should be a connection between your job descriptions and top strengths that you want employers to remember you for.
Want to know the best part? Once you create your Harri profile, you will have your very own personalized URL. You can share this URL whenever and wherever, whether it's with employers outside the Harri environment or across your own social media pages. It makes showing off that much easier.
And there you have it. Using Harri's unique platform to create your personal brand as a hospitality professional will allow you to showcase your skills and personality to employers like never before. Following these simple steps will help you creating lasting impressions and genuine connections with both employers and your fellow peers.
Update your Harri profile now to become a hospitality superstar.