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Whether or not you are currently seeking out new opportunities, keeping your LinkedIn profile job-search ready is wise. You never know what employers are looking for professionals like you, so making a strong impression even when you’re not actively looking for jobs can have a positive impact on potential employers. Plus, it isn’t difficult to keep your LinkedIn profile in tip-top shape. If you aren’t sure where to begin, here are some tips for keeping your LinkedIn profile fresh at all time.
Companies are facing a series of challenges that are making securing top talent more difficult than ever. Unemployment is low and the labor force is shrinking. Certain specialized skills are becoming harder to find. The most capable professionals can usually pick and choose between offers from multiple potential employers.
In today’s hiring environment, having a long hiring process will only hurt your chances of landing the talent you need. While you are sorting through applications or scheduling second (or third) interviews with candidates, other companies are sending out offers, removing strong candidates from the pool of applicants.
Whether you are originally from the Silicon Beach area or just moved into the region, summer often signals a time to head out and explore your city. If you’re wondering what this portion of California has to offer, here are ten activities perfect for some summer fun.
In today’s technology-driven world, a career in the tech industry can be incredibly lucrative. Plus, unemployment in the field remains exceptionally low, and companies commonly have to battle against skill gaps, leading to increased salaries, better benefits, and a range of perks to be offered as a means of enticing potential candidates. Many job seekers assume the only way to kickstart a career in the tech industry is through higher education. While this is certainly a viable option, it isn’t the only entry path available.
When it comes to building a productive and efficient team, communication is a must. Without reliable mechanisms for keeping information flowing, your workers will struggle to manage the demands of their job and meet expectations. Plus, without the most up-to-date details, some of your employees may inadvertently be wasting their time, focusing on the wrong objectives or using incorrect data. By bolstering your internal communication, you can build a more effective team. If you are wondering precisely how it can boost productivity, here’s what you need to know.
Most hiring managers are aware of the traditional approach to finding candidates. You write an exceptional job description for online boards, head out to recruitment fairs or add the listing to your company website. While these methods are ideal for finding active job seekers, they don’t generally catch the attention of passive ones. Passive job seekers are open to new opportunities, but typically aren’t taking part in regular search activities. If you fail to attract passive job seekers, you may be missing out on top talent. To help you catch the attention of these great potential hires, here are five steps you need to take to get started.
When you start a new job, your priorities are typically task-related. You may be worried about familiarizing yourself with a particular system or learning the locations of important resources. However, making friends with some of your new officemates should also be on your list. Friends usually share a bond that includes a certain level of respect. Additionally, those who are friendly with one another may be more inclined to help each other out, particularly during stressful times.
In today's world, the ability to work remotely is widespread. This shift has led many professionals, particularly those in tech, to rethink the standard when it comes to working. Many have embraced the idea of freelancing, or contract work, as a means of providing themselves with additional control over their duties and schedules. Companies can also experience benefits, such as being able to hire top talent regardless of their physical location or reduce building-related costs by selecting staff who are happy to work from home. However, it also creates challenges, as not as many IT professionals are seeking full-time roles.
Many contract workers find their experience with an employer was incredibly fulfilling. At times, they enjoyed the opportunity so much, the idea of moving on to something else is hard even to imagine, making the possibility of being able to secure a long-term position with the company especially enticing. While many may assume there is little they can do after a contract ends to secure full-time employment with the business, that isn’t always the case. There are steps you can take to help convert a short-term job into a permanent position. If you are interested in landing full-time employment after your contract expires, here are three things you need to do.
Job fairs can be an excellent opportunity to find out about open positions and connect with prospective employers. But standing out from the crowd in these events can be a challenge, particularly when they are well-attended. When a sea of skilled professionals all come to the same job fair, it is critical you make a lasting impression on prospective employers. Otherwise, they might not remember you when it comes time to make a hiring decision for open positions.
When you choose to hire a new IT professional, you are making an investment. Along with the ability to handle the position as it is laid out today, you probably hope the employee will be able to continue to learn and grow, providing you with additional value well into the future.
However, not every hire is going to play out in that fashion, making it more imperative you identify high-potential IT talent early in the hiring process. To help you do just that, here are three attributes to watch for as you screen applicants.
If you are like half of the American population, you aren’t fully satisfied with your employment. While everyone struggles with motivation from time to time, consistently feeling like your work doesn’t align with your purpose or larger goals can quickly become frustrating, leading to productivity dips and even burnout.
Luckily, there are things you can do to restore your sense of professional passion, allowing you to take your work to the next level. If you are ready to get started, here are some tips you can try today.
A relatively new law that went into effect on January 1, 2018 notably changed what employers can ask job candidates during the application and interview process. It also dictates what information must be provided to job seekers, shaking up a norm that many businesses had followed for years. Now, asking the wrong questions or neglecting to provide certain details upon request can cost you. If you are unfamiliar with the impact of AB168, here’s what you need to know.