Thursday, July 3, 2014

Create a Public Profile in CareerBeam

CareerBeam is a full service career development portal designed to provide all the resources necessary to guide individuals through the strategic job search process and achieve their career goals.

Through CareerBeam, you have the ability to make your resume searchable and visible to employers. You can accomplish this by building a resume within the CareerBeam system using the Custom Resume Builder. You can access the resume builder from our resume page under Covering the Essentials on the WGU Career & Professional Development website.

Once you have completed your resume, from the resume edit page you can toggle between setting your resume to Private or Public. The default setting is Private. To change your profile to Public, click on the red Private button and you will be given options to create your Public Profile.

You can customize your Public Profile by adding a profile picture, recording a video introduction, selecting your account settings, adding profile skills and uploading additional documents that you’d like to share. To ensure your Public Profile is appealing to employers, contact WGU Career & Professional Development for feedback and suggestions.

If you would like to make your resume Private again, you can do so by going back into your resume from My Documents in CareerBeam, clicking Edit and then toggling to Private.

You also have the option of uploading a resume to CareerBeam. It will NOT be keyword searchable, but you can make it Public so that employers can view your resume.  To upload and make a resume Public, go to My Documents and you will see an option to upload your resume.  Once your resume in uploaded, click the “lock” icon beside the resume name and that will toggle the resume to Public.

We are here to help! Please do not hesitate in contacting WGU Career & Professional Development for individual assistance in creating a strong Public Profile or to answer any additional career questions you may have.