Moonlighting is only one medium where you represent yourself and creating a professional presence on the app is extremely important. Not only will coming across as professional increase your chances of being hired for jobs on Moonlighting, it will improve your overall online presence and help you achieve a personal brand.
What Does Professionalism Mean to You?
Professionalism can mean very different things to different people – furthermore the definition varies depending on what types of jobs you are trying to get. If you are interested in getting jobs in childcare, pet services, or tutoring, you want to look and act the part on Moonlighting. For these kinds of jobs, you don’t need to wear a suit or business clothes in your picture, because that could make you seem stuffy. You want to use language in your profile that reflects your childcare style and any qualifications, like CPR, that you might have.
On the other hand, if you’re interested in business consulting, accounting, or marketing, you would have a totally different approach. Wearing a suit in your profile picture would make you look the part, and using language that embodies a marketing professional will help bolster your “mini-resume” that is your profile. These tips coupled with a specific and focused skills section will help you look like an expert in your chosen field, rather than a jack of all trades, master of none.
Using Appropriate Grammar, Punctuation, and Language
It should go without saying that using appropriate language is necessary on any online platform, but make sure you’re presenting yourself how you wish others to see you. Since you can be hired or hire others on Moonlighting, you should think twice about how you’re coming across.
Things to consider:
- Use correct grammar. It may seem pedantic, but many people will pass you over if you don’t use capital letters or complete sentences because it appears like you didn’t take the time to look over your post.
- Use punctuation to form complete sentences. Your profile and posts will seem disjointed if you don’t let people know clearly and concisely what you’re looking for. Punctuation can help you break up different thoughts, and make it look like you spent time and energy on a post.
- Don’t say anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to read. This should be relatively self-explanatory. If major companies are at risk of having information leaked, you are not immune to something you say online coming back to haunt you.
Proper grammar, punctuation and language are three easy ways to dramatically improve your professional presence on Moonlighting, while also enhancing your overall professionalism and personal brand. With confidence and a polished persona, you will find it easy to start making money and hiring like-minded people to help you get things done!