When you register with Tavvy and once on your dashboard, click on ‘View Profile’ and you can update your profile by providing information about yourself, for students to access. Your registration, profile updates and listing as a guide on Tavvy are instantaneous. You will be live on the website within minutes. Note that some personal information such as email address, phone number, uploaded degree certificate, your CV, bank/payment details etc will not be shown to the students but are for Tavvy’s internal consumption.
Here are a few pointers to build a strong profile on Tavvy:
Languages - Tavvy is a global platform that attracts student from different parts of the world. Language is the key for communication during a session. Specifying languages that you speak fluently in your profile will enhance chances of connecting to the right students. The ‘search’ option with language will also be enabled, for students, if you mention your languages you speak and write.
Degrees completed - make sure you state all the degrees you have completed and state them correctly e.g. write ‘Economics’ and not ‘Econ’, ‘Biochemistry’ and not ‘Biochem’. Students usually search by full degree name. And it of course also reflects your professionalism too.
Profile Picture - Your profile picture is optional but an important part of your profile. Generally people like to see whom they are connecting with. However, if there are any reservations or due to cultural sensitivities you would not like to add a photo, it’s fine. The picture along with your background information will increase your chances of connecting with prospective students.
Your 100 words profile description - This is one of the most important part of your profile. Students who connect with you like to know more about you especially if you are not a new graduate. They would want to know how well you have done since you graduated from the university or they would like to know what you achieved in your degree program/university etc. These give a sense of comfort to the student that you understand the university/degree course deeply and if you are also in the same career field as your completed degree, they would want to better understand how important the degree/university was to get you going into your career. Build an impactful 100-words profile description that leaves a lasting impression on the student. Of course, be factual because Tavvy does regular audits and customer complaints are taken seriously. A career guide could be frozen or in a worst case scenario a guide’s profile could also be deleted in case of misrepresentation or fraud.
Video - A short 30-seconds video introducing yourself will enhance your chances since it will give a good idea on your depth, accent and generally create a better impression on students browsing for Guidance service.