We’re switching it up a little today, and rather than a technical tip or new feature we’ve added, we’d like to advise you about the importance of filling out your resume as fully as possible. Having signed up to Media Match, the next step is to make your page appealing and searchable to employers and freelancers.
Firstly, log into Media Match as per usual.
Next, click on “My Profile” via the top toolbar, and then click on the green “Edit Resume” button (fig. 1)
Your resume has four main sections, ‘Resume Setting’, where you can control who sees your profile, ‘Portfolio’, which is where you can select which of your uploaded documents are available to be seen, ‘Contact’, where you can input your contact details, and ‘Resume Details’. (fig. 2)
Your ‘Resume Details’ section is very important, and will help power your job alerts, as well as make your profile appealing to employers searching the Media Match site looking for staff. I will break down all of the sub-sections, and display each example here.
You can select whether you are currently available for work, or whether you will be busy during certain periods on other projects. (fig. 3)
Here you can input a short biography, or something similar to a cover letter, as an introduction to who you are and what you do. (fig. 4)
Credits and Employment History
By Adding Credits, you become easily searchable in our database. Adding Job Type, Company, Project, Role and any other details is an simple way to fill out your resume. (fig. 5)
Here, list any professionally recognized qualifications you may have. (fig. 6)
Here, list any industry awards you may have received. (fig. 7)
List your school and/or college experience and years. (fig. 8)
Add any equipment that you own, and can use as part of your job(s). (fig. 9)
Other Skills / Additional Information
If you have any other skills that you think may give you the edge then feel free to list them here. (fig. 10)
List any professional references who can be contacted as part of your selection process. (fig. 11)
Select the main Job Types under which you will be searchable. Your current job role, for instance. (fig. 12)
If you specialize in only certain types of TV or Film, then select or enter those here. Whilst they do not appear on your resume, they will be used to power the kinds of jobs that are sent to you. (fig. 13)
If you have a particular niche that you excel at or want to gain more experience in, then select that here. Again, whilst they do not appear on your resume, they will be used to power the kinds of jobs that are sent to you. (fig. 14)
If you can speak other languages, listing them here makes it easy for employers to select those of you with those skills. (fig. 15)
Select any organizing body or other affiliations with who you are registered or involved. (fig. 16)
Licenses & Permits
Select any additional licenses and permits that you may have to enable you to be involved in specific work situations. (fig. 17)
And there we have it! By filling out as much of your resume as possible, you will be helping yourself with your job search on Media Match. Any further questions, feedback or problems please post below.