Brilliant Chemistry uses three categories to help match individuals to employers. The first, Profession, groups you into a large bucket, say Registered Nurse or Software Developer. Specialization allows you to pick a particular role within that field, In-Home Health Care or Mobile Apps. And finally, Tools allow you to pick specific tools you use to work every day.

Let's look at a few examples to help illustrate what you should fill in for each of the three levels.

Kelly

The first is a Kelly. She is an attorney and she deals with company formations. She has been in the business for 8 years.

Profession: Attorney

Specialization: Business, Company Formation

Tools: Nothing here

While we could put in things like MS Word for Tools, that really doesn't provide a useful distinction so we'll just leave it blank.

Chris

The next is Chris. He is a developer that builds web applications. He uses Java at work, but has been doing Python in his free time. He would fill out his profile like so:

Profession: Software Developer

Specialization: Web Apps

Tools: Python, Django

Additionally, Chris could include HTML5, CSS, and Javascript. However, that can be assumed by the specialization that Chris is in. Now, what if he also specialized in Web Sites? Then, specifying HTML5, CSS, and Javascript as tools would be warranted.

Lindsay

Let's look at Lindsay. She is a designer and has been working for the past couple years doing design for websites. She also has a love of drawing icons and creating User Experience.

Profession: Designer

Specialization: Websites, UX, Illustration, Icons

Tools: Adobe Illustrator, OmniGraffle


In each of these examples, you'll notice that we move from less specific to most specific. If you follow this principal, you'll find it comes naturally.