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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,…

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The future is here and the future is now.  Automation and AI within the hiring and HR space are top trending topics that are being used within our very own industry.  Within the past couple of years, these tools that once helped with recurring tasks and workflows have advanced exceedingly. Allowing them…

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Pros & Cons of AI Recruitment

September 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence has breached its way from sci-fi movies into our everyday lives. It’s in your social media, your phone and even in your work. As an HR professional, AI is a new and hot topic that industry leaders are using and if you don’t have an opinion about it…

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Whether you’ve been with your current employer for one year, five years, or 20 years, the assumption that passively looking for new career opportunities is somehow disloyal is arguably very outdated. In fact, we find a large percentage of our talent users consider themselves “passive job seekers,” meaning they are open…

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We know how talented you are – but are you really making the most out of your skill listing on Skillgigs? Whether you’re part of our awesome (and growing) talent squad using Skillgigs to browse new opportunities every day, you’re new to the tech industry and curious about which skills…

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Posted by: Gabriela Roque

This May, we started to dive the hottest topic in HR: AI and its impact on talent evaluation. This month, we want to take it a step further…and understand AI within Recruitment as a whole. With that said, here are 4 ways Recruitment is Changing With AI. SHRM sites our…

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Think we talk about personal branding a lot? It’s because we do! It should be fairly easy to do because who really knows you better than – well – you. Good personal branding could be the difference between you landing that amazing dream-job at an industry-leading company and you missing…

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Posted by: Gabriela Roque

Within the HR space, we see all levels of professionals face the same challenges when it comes to finding talent and doing this cost effectively. From an entry level recruiter to the Director of Human Resources, everyone makes the choice to try new methods and new tools to make their…

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We’ve been all about your personal brand lately, because even though in this day and age makes the job seeking experience virtually (pun intended) robotic, there’s nothing more valuable than the soul behind the brand. This past month, we brought you 4 Personal Branding Tips You Should Be Using and…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon said, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Have you ever thought that the post you shared, retweeted, or even double tapped has an effect on your personal brand? Or, have you considered sharing your skills and…

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As temperatures continue to rise, August is here, and the summer season swings toward autumn, talented young professionals begin to spruce up their resumes in time for the wave of positions opening soon. Fishing through the sea of applications for the right person can be overwhelming, starting in September, The Balance…

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Maybe when you were a young entrepreneur, writing your first code, you probably saw yourself becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg. But now you have cleared your adolescents and your dreams are turning into a more underwhelming reality. Before you are placed in a what Wall Street Journal calls a “workplace…

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According to Inc.com in “8,800 Hiring Authorities Weighted In. Here Are the Top 5 New Interviewing Trends,” interviews continue to change with the times, as new and specific skill sets are in high demand.  Last year, in our blog, “9 Essential Tips to Stand Out in a Tech Interview,” we…

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Uh-oh, you’re responsible for hiring a “Full Stack Developer (LAMP)” for your company, but you aren’t even sure what LAMP stands for. Or, you find yourself looking at their resume and your first instinct upon seeing “C++” is that it must be a typo. Don’t fret! Skillgigs is here to…

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Do You Know Your Worth?

July 12, 2018

Salaries are the biggest kept secrets when it comes to your workplace. While some companies fear the competition that will pay more for the talent they want, other companies often underbid talent that deserves higher pay. Not surprisingly, long standing employees find themselves making less, due to a lack of…

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2018 has been a monumental year so far for the recruitment market. This year, we saw the increase in cloud-based recruitment platforms, artificial intelligence tools being integrated with applicant tracking systems, and a growing focus on making the entire candidate experience a positive one. User design has finally started to…

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Truthfully, writing, editing, or even looking at a resume is probably not on your top 5 favorite things to do. It’s probably not even in the top 50. More than likely, if you’re happily employed and not actively job seeking, updating your resume probably isn’t even on your radar. But…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Most would agree…recruitment, sourcing and hiring have all become fairly dated until recently. The usual practice of searching, nonstop dinging of email resume submissions, and the repetitive process of reviewing resumes is anything but productive. The time for smarter recruiting is here and we want to highlight the best part…

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The talent market is made up of an endless number of skills, personalities, and objectives. Candidates have unique qualities that they offer employers, but the key is to make sure the right candidate is matched to the right opportunity. Sometimes this is difficult to determine a candidate face value, therefore…

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Corporate recruitment is the most vital aspect of developing a strong business that is supported by skilled employees. With all the competition out there from other organizations, recruitment agencies, and headhunters — you need to be on your A-game to attract and hire the best candidates. Instead of being average,…

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10 Tips for Your Job Hunt

December 18, 2017

There’s no better time to evaluate where you are in your career than now. Just starting out? Had the same position for years? Would describe your attitude towards your positions as “just okay”? Haven’t had a raise in a while? Asking yourself these questions helps you plan your future more…

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Starting a new job can be a rough experience. 1st impressions are at every corner, knowledge for the actual company is severely disadvantaged compared to people who already work there & the newbie spends all day shadowing/overloading themselves with information. As the person that hired them – you stand waiting,…

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Standing out in tech is kind of an oxymoron, I’ve noticed. While the market is so lean, and skillsets are in high demand – the talent gets lost in a sea of resumes and job seeker profiles. Aside from my usual spiel for how SkillGigs prevents getting lost in the…

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Phone interviews are a great way to meet and qualify candidates, without the logistical and time commitments that come with in-person interviews. Whether the person you’re interviewing is in your city or outside your state, they are sure to appreciate the trip you’re saving them as they participate in your…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

You should test the skills of anyone that you hire, but this is especially important when evaluating tech talent. The way that you test the hard skills of candidates (in person, online/screen share, assignment based, etc.) should always be chosen to make things easier on your candidates, but the content…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Strong code writing ability is one of the most in-demand skills of our time. Whether this code will power a new software solution or integrate another device into the internet of things, employers want coders who are as fluent in their computer language as they are with their native tongue….

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

When faced with a challenge beyond the skills of their employees, leaders must answer a difficult question: Do I hire another full-time employee with the skill to overcome key challenges, or do I hire an independent contractor (or a few) to get this important work done? Though challenging to answer,…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Do you think that the words program and software are interchangeable? If you do, then you probably aren’t a software engineer. Though these two terms may be synonymous for the average consumer, a program is to software as a drive shaft is to a working automobile. Continuing with this metaphor,…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia
2 years ago Categories:

Phone interviewing is becoming more and more of a popular choice for qualifying tech talent. Phone interviews can be conducted more quickly than in-person interviews, and can serve as both an effective screening tool and a time saver for employers and candidates alike.

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia
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