Questions & Answers

How do I insert a pre-existing video for my introduction speech?


Click "edit profile" and in the top right corner of manage my videos click "record another video". Then select or drop a pre-existing file onto the webpage or enable a webcam to take a new one. This video will be automatically uploaded and can then be found under "Manage My Videos".




How many videos can I have at the top of my main page?


Only one video can be displayed at the top of your main page at a time, although, you can have multiple videos uploaded under "Manage My Videos". You can upload additional videos under Academic, Athletic, Fine Arts, Community, and Professional to further display your more specific skills.




How do I upload a video montage from YouTube/Hudl to Applicant Advantage?


When adding more specialized videos to showcase your skills there are two ways to include ​a video montage. The first way is to upload a file and this will open up a new tab to display the video. You can also provide a direct link to YouTube, Hudl, or other video service websites that when clicked will take you directly to the respective website.




How do I share my profile with universities, employers, and coaches?


There are many ways to distribute your page. Within the "My Profile" page there are multiple icons that can be used to share your profile. By clicking one of these icons Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or an email will open up with a template ready to share your profile. The other orange icon represents a QR code that can be scanned with any mobile device to reach your webpage. The link under these icons can also be used.




What are the different privacy settings?


Public: Anybody can get to and view your profile through a search of your name. Only Through Link: Those with a link distributed through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Email, QR Code, or manual entry will be able to view your profile. Private: Only you can see your profile. These are accessible in the top right of the edit profile page next to "Profile Visibility".




What does the yellow star and the visible checkbox mean when creating my profile?


The yellow star in the top right corner of each icon is an indicator of which profile will show up first when your profile is viewed. This should represent your main focus and accommodate your future goals. The visibility check box allows you to choose which pages will show up and be accessible on your page. If you do not have a lot of information or little interest in a certain area uncheck the box so that it is removed from your profile.




Why can’t I find the Applicant Advantage app on iPhone or Android?


At this time there is no specific “app” for Applicant Advantage. However, Applicant Advantage can be used on ANY mobile device. The Applicant Advantage website is 100% mobile optimized on all internet browsers. Simply open Safari, Chrome or your browser of choice and navigate to www.applicantadvantage.com. If you would like the Applicant Advantage website or your Applicant Advantage profile to show up on your device’s home screen follow the instructions below: Android Launch Chrome for Android and open the website or web page you want to pin to your home screen. Tap the menu button and tap Add to homescreen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen. You can then select and drag the icon to the screen of your choice. iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Launch the Safari browser on Apple’s iOS and navigate to the website or web page you want to add to your home screen. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. It’s on the bar at the top of the screen on an iPad, and on the bar at the bottom of the screen on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Tap the Add to Home Screen icon in the Share menu. You can then select and drag the icon to the screen of your choice.




How do I sumbit a testimonial?


We encourage you to sumbit a testimonial of your epxerience with Applicant Advantage by emailing info@applicantadvantage.com.




How do I add my Applicant Advantage profile to the Common Application?


We suggest inserting your bitly link in the "Additional Information" portion. This is located within the writing section, and reflects qualifactions not listed on the Common Application. Below is an example of where and how to insert the link. Note this example includes a short introduction explaining the link to the reader. Be creative! Be sure to use the bitly link from your profile.




How to verify sports statistics & community service work?


People reading your Applicant Advantage profile may want to go even deeper into your accomplishments. As a best practice we suggest supply as much information to verify your accomplishments as possible.

For sports statistics and accomplishments we suggest including links to the information that have been verified by outside sources. For example, include the links to your Perfect Game, NCSA or club’s profile.

Community service is also much harder to verify than school records. Include letters of reference and contact information whenever possible.





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