Show Them Who You Are
Your profile photo is the first item that comes up when hiring managers are searching the database. This photo should be the most positive and professional reflection of you.
Your profile image should be a clearly visible photo of only you in a simple, non-cluttered setting. Selfies are better than no photo at all, but industry-specific shots, professional photos, and headshots are your best bet for a great first impression.
Choose Your Best Credits
ARRAY CREW allows up to FIVE credits to be added to each member profile. List the five credits that best reflect your industry experience, your versatility, and your industry relationships.
What can often stand out to an employer is being familiar with the places you’ve worked and the people you’ve worked with. Carefully highlighting your previous experiences will allow you to turn up in more relevant search results. Be sure to include the production type, year and job title you held for that specific credit.
Let Them See Your Work
Media is one of the first items in your profile layout, so you want to be sure that it grabs attention. Upload any relevant photos and videos that will assist in demonstrating your skills to hiring managers. Adding a reel, a commercial, artwork, or footage of you in action gives employers instant access to experiencing your capabilities as a professional.
Don’t Forget Press
If your work was highlighted in a news story, article, or any additional press, remember to add links to those sources in the Media/Press Links section of your profile.
Tell Your Story
The Bio portion of your profile is your opportunity to shape how you want employers to see you.
This is where you want to quickly feature your personality as well as your professionalism.
Your bio is your advertisement and you are the product.
Start with something that is going to grab a reader’s attention. Brevity is key, as most hiring managers move very quickly through profiles and are simply scanning your profile for relevant information.
Keep your paragraphs short and easy-to-read, while still being illustrative.
Don’t Ditch the Resume
While Array Crew only allows five searchable credits on your profile, hiring personnel can download your resume if shared. Adding your resume will give viewers the full scope of your experience, background, and skills. A strong resume includes a simple, concise layout, educational background, affiliations, unions, professional references and all relevant work experience.
Share Your Socials
In this day and age, your social media is your calling card. Including your social pages on your profile allows employers to get a glimpse of who you are as a person and possibly view more of your work.
ARRAY CREW allows you to connect your IMDb, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or personal website. Be sure that the social pages you provide links for reflect professionalism. You wouldn’t want to connect hiring managers to any material that may negatively impact your chances for recruitment.