Hi everyone, this week’s post is about your HigherEdMe profile.
For the ones among you who haven’t tried our platform yet, you can check our demo tour to discover it here or create your profile right now to be in contact with worldwide higher education institutions (click here).

profile mobile view of HigherEdMe Student AccountTo begin, I will explain briefly how your profile is organized.

You have 8 sections in it, each one with a theme: studies, language, project…
Every section contains between 1 and 5 fields that you can complete, none of which are mandatory, so if you don’t want to add a piece of information, you can skip it!

Now, let’s get in the HigherEdMe profile and my special tips to make it more interesting for recruiters.

Tip 1: Year of birth in the ‘My status’ section

I know, I know, it sounds weird. We are so used to be asked our full date of birth that when the question changes a bit we don’t know how to answer.
There are quite a lot among you who try to add your full date of birth, but we only ask for the year, so don’t bother to add the day and month, the year is all we need!

(Above is  what Schools see if you add more than the year in that field)

 

‘My studies’ section, what to answer

The following tips are more about what information you can add in the section “my studies”. This section is very valuable for recruiters so I can only advise you to not skip it (even if you can).

  • Your study level is the last you’ve passed if you aren’t a student. And the one you are currently achieving if you’re still studying.
  • Your study Domain is like your study fields, you can be precise here.
  • To finish, your study institution is the name of your current or last University (or School) you attended.

Tip 2: How to look serious in one move!

Easy, use the right denomination for your University name and don’t forget to use uppercase too

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Tip 3: Use at its best the “Current occupation” field

Of course, most of you have for main occupation to be a student. But as a student, you can have a part-time job or hobbies or even activities that aren’t just hobbies, like volunteering or student rep. If it’s the case, write it here. And you will be part of the few students that have answered this question with valuable information 😉

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Have you filled the motivation text in the ‘project’ section?

Big news, it’s an important opportunity to make a killer profile!!

Try to be clear as possible in it. Don’t need to be too formal, you aren’t applying for a precise university here. But you have to show that you are an asset for the place that will welcome you. and also that you have the will to go through all the barriers that you may encounter in the achievement of your study abroad project.
You can talk about :

  • why you want to go in a specific area or country,
  • what you love in your study field,
  • why you’re choosing it,
  • and what you can bring to the place in which you will study.

 

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Tip 4: What isn’t needed in your motivation text

There are many of you to bring up the lack of quality in higher education in your home countries. Even if it’s the truth, it’s not useful to mention it here. International recruiters are generally well aware of the difference of education level between countries. So no need to tell them what they already know. Try to talk about what you like in your home country instead and how you can share these good things with your future friends in your destination country.

And I have kept the best for the end!!!!

Tip 5: If you share this post I will personally look at your profile and tell you what to do to boost it! (Go on Facebook to share the note)

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After following all these pieces of advise, you will need to know how to answer to recruiters. Don’t worry, I have a post for that : answering Schools in a polite and courteous way

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