Putting the “Pro” in Profile

Professional Profiles

When a TaskPoster looks at your profile, they’re trying to figure out if you’re the best TaskRabbit for their task. Do you have the skills they need? Have you done this type of task before? Are you friendly, reliable, and eager to help? If your profile answers these questions with a “Yes!” then you’ll have no trouble picking up tasks.

There are three main components to the TaskRabbit profile: your picture, your “About Me” section, and links to your other sites. Let’s take a closer look at each part…

A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Your picture is your first chance to make a good impression on the TaskPoster, so you should choose a picture that helps you market your skills and interests. If you’re a great handyman, post a picture of yourself working with your tools. If you want to do tasks for businesses, snap a photo of yourself in your best shirt and tie. Whatever your speciality may be, your picture should exude professionalism and neighborliness. Be sure your smiling face is clearly visible, so TaskPosters know who to expect when they hire you.

“About Me” = Your Space to Shine
When you’re considering what to write in your “About Me” section, don’t overthink it. Your first priority should be to showcase your qualifications. Indicate your level of education, work experience, professional certifications, and any concrete examples of what you do best — a link to a website you built is much more convincing than writing “I’m great at building websites.”

You should also include a few tidbits about yourself so the TaskPoster can get to know you. What makes you unique? What’s your favorite thing about being a TaskRabbit? Adding a few interesting facts about yourself will help you stand out against TaskRabbits with comparable qualifications.

Links, a TaskRabbit’s Best Friend
Toward the bottom of the “Customize Profile” page you’ll see a section where you can link to your other online profiles — Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. You should definitely add links to the profiles you’ve already set up, and consider opening accounts on sites that are new to you. One of the biggest hurdles to getting assigned to a task is earning the TaskPoster’s trust, and linking to your other profiles helps TaskPosters get a broader sense of who you are. You’ve built a great social reputation for yourself online — be sure to use it!
 

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