An integral part of becoming a Hireup support worker is filling out your bio. This is the best way to introduce yourself and share your unique skills and interests with our community. Here are five tips to help you get started:
Tell us who you are, not what you are!
Your bio is all about introducing yourself to the community! Think about what you enjoy, any talents or skills you might have, and what you’d like to share with others. Whether it’s sport or singing, cooking or coding, there are no right or wrong answers!
Your first name, age and suburb will be listed on your profile, so you don’t need to repeat them in your bio. All the required checks and competencies will be covered elsewhere too, so this is the time to tell our community about yourself rather than list your jobs or qualifications.
Aim for about five sentences
This is a rough guideline, as we’ve found that profiles this length tend to give enough information without missing out on the detail. Don’t forget to check spelling and grammar before you post, too.
Fill in the availability calendar
The availability calendar on your profile is a convenient way for people to see when you’re available to provide support. We know that schedules can change, so it’s important to be proactive about updating your profile as and when your circumstances change.
Use a clear, centred profile picture
Make sure the profile picture you use is clear, centred and easy to see. You can also use the camera function on your computer to take a selfie to use as you’re filling out the profile information. Your profile picture is only viewable by verified Hireup users.
Share your experience and qualifications in the designated fields
Before writing your bio, we ask for a list of your qualifications and work experience. Here is the chance to put down courses you’re studying or have completed, as well as any certificates you might have gained. List them in detail, even if it’s not relevant to the disability sector; you never know what other interests people may have!