13 Top Recruiting Trends of 2019 November 16, 2018

13 Top Recruiting Trends of 2019

As the next year approaches and 2018 comes to an end, new recruiting trends and best practices are a must for the new year. We have 13 recruiting trends that you need to you need to implement in your fight for top talent.

The market has evolved

The way that companies recruit has shifted 365 degrees. Candidates have more leverage than ever before causing a disruption in the HR recruiting industry. The market is a 90% candidate driven so the time is now to rethink your recruitment strategy for 2019. Continue reading “13 Top Recruiting Trends of 2019”

How to Write a Resume in 2019 Infographic November 15, 2018

How to Write a Resume in 2019 Infographic

Do you ever feel like you’re being overlooked by recruiters for jobs you know you’re qualified for? Are you struggling to convey your strengths in a clear and concise format? You’re in luck! We have an innovative way for you to express your professional competency, use real data to support your experiences, and build your personal brand.

 

You worked really hard for your career. With years of experience, education, and certifications, it seems too traditional to only provide a standard resume during your job-search – especially for a modern professional like yourself. While a conventional resume can usually get the job done, creating a 3D resume offers you a new way to display your skill-set, experience, and accolades with data-backed technology. Cool, right?

 

With six unique categories, this unique resume building technology creates an interactive map of your professional history. Packed with benefits such as skill indexing and industry density features, you have the power to tell your professional story in a visually meaningful way – making it easier for you to stand out from your peers and to get hired.

 

Read more to view the full infographic on everything you need to know about the 3D Resume.  Continue reading “How to Write a Resume in 2019 Infographic”

How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” November 9, 2018

How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

Last week, we helped you answer the interview question, ” tell me about yourself,” so this week we wanted to tackle another classic question – What do you think is your greatest weakness? This is a hard question to answer, and according to 90% of job seekers on Big Interviewer, they have the same question for their interview coach. The pressure of this question is real, especially when you are interviewing for a position you feel like is your dream job. The dilemma that arises is that you don’t want to seem to like you can’t qualify for this position but on the flip side, you don’t want to look arrogant by saying you don’t have any weakness. As your career sidekick, we have a 2 -step process for you leverage this question to help you land your dream job. Continue reading “How To Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?””

3 Creative Recruitment Strategies

3 Creative Recruitment Strategies

“You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It’s logic-based creativity.” – John Romero

Whether you’re in the market for new developers, programmers, or something totally unrelated, your recruitment strategy can only benefit from getting creative with your methods. Taking the time to explore new options outside of simple job postings could be the difference between recruiting the bare minimum and recruiting your star players.  Read more to get creative with your recruiting strategy. Continue reading “3 Creative Recruitment Strategies”

11 Tips For Hiring Software Developers November 2, 2018

11 Tips For Hiring Software Developers

If you are in the position to hire a Software Developer for your company, you know this is one of the most critical roles to fill and can have a huge impact on the progression of business.

Glassdoor reported last year that it takes 120 candidates to make 1 Engineering hire. Software Developer jobs are very tedious to recruit for and can be frustrating at times…but making the right hire is the most important thing you can do as a hiring manager. To take the load off your shoulders and guide you through this tedious process, here are 11 tips for hiring a software developer.  Continue reading “11 Tips For Hiring Software Developers”

Tell Me About Yourself, Not Your Life Story November 1, 2018

Tell Me About Yourself, Not Your Life Story

“Tell us about yourself.”

“Tell me something about yourself.”

“Let’s start by hearing a little more about you.”

There’s one basic interview question that employers will always love starting out with – “Tell me about yourself.” 

Do you have an answer for it? If it includes anything about your personal life, it’s time to rethink your interviewing strategy.

As one of the most popular interview questions in the history of meeting people, it’s no surprise that this simple conversation starter sets up a very quick screening process for the interviewer. For some reason, as a species, we tend to avoid conversations that involve us talking, or even bragging, about ourselves. Why is that? This instinctual response leads us into a frenzy when the question is asked, leaving us completely blank – or worse – talking about irrelevant information. Hiring managers can quickly sort out serious candidates just based on how you respond to the very first question! Don’t worry – your favorite career sidekick, Skillgigs, has a simple one-two-three formula for answering this dreaded question like a pro. Keep reading for how to answer “tell me about yourself.”

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The Real Reason You Haven’t Heard Back: Beat the ATS September 28, 2018

The Real Reason You Haven’t Heard Back: Beat the ATS

You read a job description, you see all the ways you would be a perfect fit for the position and for the company, and you do what any logical person would do – you apply! You submit your resume accompanied by an extensive list of project examples and references – you think to yourself “man, I have this job in the bag!” Next thing you know – they didn’t call or email you back! And if they did, it was only to tell you they went with someone else!

Unbelievable, right? Unfortunately, it’s a situation even the most qualified professionals face. How can that be? You can thank modern technology for that. Companies across just about every industry use what’s called the ATS, or otherwise known as the Application Tracking System. In fact, according to a research performed by Skillgigs, approximately 50% of large companies use this parsing system. So what exactly does that mean? – A human being is not reading your resume. We know how bad you want to get that job, so keep reading for our 3 hacks to beat the bots.  Continue reading “The Real Reason You Haven’t Heard Back: Beat the ATS”

Your Fight for Top Talent

Your Fight for Top Talent

Today, we are exploring the 1 thing on all recruiter’s minds: “How do I win and get the talent that everyone wants?”

Frankly speaking, the battle for hiring top tech talent is a bloodbath. These potential employees make all the difference to your company, and having the right strategies under your belt will attract the best talent and help you win the fight for top talent.

So, what helps you win? After some extensive research on the interests of talented baby boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials, we found the target market for employment ALL have high expectations for their work environment and companies can’t expect to win them over without updating their tactics.

Without further ado, keep reading for 4 reasons to up your employee motivation strategies in order to WIN THE FIGHT FOR TOP TALENT.

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3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion September 21, 2018

3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion

Your friends are probably great, but now that we have your attention – let’s talk about your professional friends. For instance – do you have any? Across every industry, the importance of professional connections remains the same. Whether you work for a trendy tech startup, or for an established corporate giant, it’s always going to be about who you know. The relationships you build throughout your career have the potential to carry you all the way to the top of your field – and faster than with hard skills alone. Think about where you want to be in five years. Now think about where you want to be in ten years – or even twenty years. If at any point in your timeline you see yourself in a position better than your current role, it’s time to think about how you’re going to get there. So if you’re spending your time hiding behind a monitor for 8 hours a day, we have three reasons you should visit the water cooler more often (so to speak). Keep reading for 3 ways building professional relationships can lead to a promotion or better career opportunities.  Continue reading “3 Ways Networking Can Lead to Promotion”