You’re busy. You have family responsibilities, work, sleep, drive time…the list goes on.
If you are in transition you are probably going to networking events, 1-on-1 meetings and interviews. You don’t need one more thing to do. I get it…
1A isn’t a requirement, it doesn’t guarantee you a job, and it’s not populated automatically, but it is what you make it; it will save you time, and it will help you be more prepared for your next application and/or interview.
As with anything else that you want to achieve in life, with 1A, YOU have to put in the work, but once you put in the work, it’s yours. You control it.
If you are completing an application for a job you take time to complete that application…why not fill in your 1A simultaneously so you can benefit from the time you take to complete that application. Your future self will thank you for it!
1A does not have to be completed the first time you log in. You can revisit, add to, and update your profile anytime you can squeeze in five or ten minutes!
Start with the information that is top of mind like addresses and employers. When you have more time you can come back and keep making updates.
Once your profile is complete there will always be tweaks, but it will be beneficial to have for many types of applications AND as more people use 1A employers will have more incentive to incorporate 1A into their application process…imagine 1 Application process for every company…how much time would that save everyone? What would you do with that time?