Archive for October 2015
So you find the perfect IT job (or several great possibilities) and waste no time applying for them. Once you've sent the application, resume, and cover letter, what do you do? You wait. And if you get an interview, what then? Usually, you wait. Unfortunately, waiting is a large part of the job search experience. Here are some productive (or just fun) things you can do while waiting to hear whether you've made the cut. 1. Keep applying. But what if you accept a job you don't especially want and then you get offered your dream job? Here's a thought: What if you don't? Keep moving forward by continuing to apply to as many jobs as possible while w…Read More
Communicating with your IT recruiter may not be as easy as it seems. Should you call in every day or every week? What kind and how much information should you give? When you have questions, should you contact the recruiter by email or pick up the phone? How much contact is too much? Here are some tips for effective communication with your recruiter while searching for your next IT job. 1. Approach the recruiter through social media. Many recruiters are now engaging in what's called "relationship recruiting" or "talent pipelining." They are active on social media, looking to connect with potential job candidates, even if they don't have the…Read More
As an IT hiring manager, you may feel that it's your job to find quality IT candidates with which your company can fill open positions. Using a recruiter may feel like cheating or shirking your duties; however, except for in large companies, most hiring managers have many duties beyond hiring, including department leadership, training development, and conducting reviews for existing employees. With all the hats many hiring managers typically wear, why not take advantage of what recruiters have to offer? Advantages of Using Recruiters There are several advantages to hiring a recruiter even for dedicated hiring managers in larger companies. I…Read More
In the IT field, it can be difficult to find just the right job to use your mix of skills and experience. Chances are, the job is out there, but whether or not you can find it without some help is very much in question. Using a recruiter can be beneficial in finding just what you are looking for. Here are five benefits to using a recruiter in your IT job search. 1. Recruiters are motivated to fill positions. A recruiter doesn't get paid until the position is filled successfully, so a high level of motivation exists to match you up with one of the open IT positions they have been hired to fill. Also, recruiters will work to coach and prepare you for all aspects of…Read More
Job seekers are using every device possible to their advantage as they look for jobs.
Mobile recruiting isn't really all that new. It started in 2007 or so as more job candidates began to use their smartphones for almost everything. But the recession of 2008 and beyond put a damper on mobile recruiting because most employers curtailed their hiring for several years and didn't feel the need to optimize a system they weren't using. Now that hiring has come back somewhat, mobile recruiting has risen to prominence for several reasons, and there seems to be no going back. Here's how job seekers use their mobile devices to look for jobs, and what your company can do to meet the mobile-friendly demand. Why…Read More
Hiring quality IT professionals is challenging for both sides. For employers, every job opening listed receives an average of 250 resumes, all of which need to be reviewed. For job seekers, there is more competition than ever before, making it essential to stand out and really shine to attract the best potential employer. Recruitment is tough. It relies on so many variables that can be difficult to gauge and measure, especially over the internet where so much IT recruitment takes place. For a business to thrive, however, a business owner must continually be recruiting, and not just filling positions as they open. We talked to Brett Iredale of the recruitment software company JobAdder to learn how the top IT compani…Read More
Philip Beech is an editor of the Japan travel website JapanVisitor.com. Teaching ESL and finance careers remain the two biggest employment areas for foreigners wishing to work in Japan. But now, openings in Information Technology (IT) are growing, both within large companies and small start-ups. Read on for some tips on how to find a great job in Japan.
Getting Started The first place to start is to search recruitment and staffing agencies with a Japanese presence. A quick search on Google will reveal the best ones. Check their job listings to get an idea of the sorts of positions and salaries available in your field, as well as the skills and experience necessary to start applying for …Read More
IT recruiters are professionals who help companies find the best possible candidates to fill their open positions and help candidates find the best possible job fitting their qualifications. Many IT recruiters are good at what they do, even though they juggle an almost impossible number of requisitions (open jobs) that they are expected to close quickly. Despite recruiters' skills and expertise, however, there are limits on what IT recruiters are able to do. Some tasks or roles are outside the scope of the normal recruiting process, and no amount of wishing, hoping or pressuring will make it possible for recruiters to be what they are not. Here are some things re…Read More
Social media has forever changed the way most recruiting is done, but its openness also poses problems for recruiters as the boundaries between work and personal can easily begin to blur. Since social media offers great opportunities to build your talent pipeline so that you can quickly fill positions when they become available, it is a valuable resource if it is used correctly. The Problem of Boundaries in Social Media There are two main problems for recruiters that use social media for recruiting. First, social media is available 24/7, which makes it all too easy to check in and post outside office hou…Read More
Successful recruiting requires certain things from the recruiter and certain things from the company seeking employees. Hiring a recruiter can be a great move for a company, but it doesn't work as well as it can without both sides doing their part. Recruiting is a Partnership If a company had the resources and manpower to make successful hires in a timely manner, it wouldn't need a recruiter. Conversely, recruiters also need input from the company to be able to recruit successfully for them. The Role of the Company The role of the company in recruiting is to give as much information about the job opening as po…Read More