Good News Everyone! The first phase of our new profile pages update has gone live:
The profiles have evolved a little bit since we first posted the mock-ups back in November, and we’ve been working long and hard on making your profiles look great and to get you more work – so go check them out and let us know what you think!
- https://www.hiretheworld.com/profile/ – if you’re logged in, this will take you to your profile.
We’re now displaying larger, more visually appealing avatars in our profile page! Sadly, we’re currently using scaled up versions of the previous avatars – to take full advantage of the new larger avatar sizes, upload a new avatar image. We’ll now keep the original image that you upload, and create high quality thumbnails in various sizes, for use on the site. If we ever need avatar thumbnails in different sizes in the future, we’ll just create them from your most recent original uploaded image. So, for best results, I suggest you upload a new high resolution, high quality, square profile image.
We now support featured skills and highlight these at the top of your profile page, and in mini-profiles on other parts of the site. We have automatically assigned up to five (the maximum number) featured skills to people, based on your existing skills – but feel free to go and edit these.
Improved Descriptions & About Section
There is now a short description at the top of the profile – to give potential employers a short summary of your skills and specialties. The old description is now in the About section – and can be much longer, so feel free to go into details here and really promote yourself to potential employers.
So, that’s a quick roundup of the new look profile pages! We hope you like them
We’ve got more to come – we’ll be improving portfolio’s as part two of this, along with more work on skills and getting you hired! In the meantime, checkout your new-look profile, update your avatar and featured skills and then start earning – checkout the one-on-one freelance jobs and design contests we’ve currently got available for you to work on!