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Recruiting Success Stories: Kelly Seefeldt, Democratized Investment

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Kelly SeefeldtKelly Seefeldt

Product Manager – Democratized Investment

One of Redfish’s favorite clients is LOYAL3, a game-changing technology company who is democratizing the way individuals invest. The company has created financial products exclusive to the industry that make it simple and easy for consumers to buy stock directly from a company’s websites and/or social media page; another product allows consumers to get in on IPOs along with initial investors at institutional pricing. Read more »

Road Map Your Resume – By Leah O’Flynn, Sales & Marketing Recruiter High Tech

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Career Building, Resume

Road Map Your Resume

By Leah O’Flynn, Sales & Marketing Recruiter High Tech

Leah O'Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter

 

Strategic thinking is key in plotting the course for a great career. In order to build a fantastic resume, thought needs to be put into creating the experience and accomplishments that great companies want. Here are some things to think about:

 

Diversification

 

Play the field but do so with some strategy when you are young and starting out.  Avoid more than three jobs within your first five years out of college. By year five, you should have a much clearer expectation of what you want from your job, what you have to offer, and what sectors are a good fit. Read more »

The Four Generations of the Workforce

Filed under: Human Resources / Capital

Workforce Generations Working Together

There are many reasons to contemplate the various generations that make up the current workforce: Managing employee retention, designing reward and compensation packages, leveraging the talents and perspectives of all employees, effective training and continued education, creating an awesome work culture, maintaining institutional knowledge…

 

Here are a few descriptions of the current workforce generations and (below) various resources for articles and studies. Read more »

Workforce Talent Survey By Monster Provides Fresh Insights

Filed under: Employers, Human Resources / Capital, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention

Insights from the Monster 2014 Employed/Passive Seekers Workforce Talent – Job Seeker Survey

JobSeeker-Satisfaction

Monster just published a new insights piece. This job seeker survey focuses on how job seekers view the current job market, their job satisfaction, and what will motivate their career decisions.

 

The top 1/3 of respondents were made up of: Information Technology/Internet Management (general), Clerical/Administrative, Management (executive level), and Healthcare professionals. The career level was 5% Executives, 33% Management, 50% professional, and 12% Entry. The majority had either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Read more »

Cloudy, with a Chance of Rain

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Tech Trends

Cloudy, with a Chance of Rain

The word “cloud” itself implies something intangible, ever changing and, in fact, dreamlike. Where cloud tech is concerned, the combination of the fact that it’s relatively new, as least as product, and that it does entail relinquishing some control in some regards might be putting some business off. Read more »

Should You Work for a Startup? – Redfish Tech Recruiters Share Their Perspectives

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Career Building, Job Search

Should You Work for a Startup?Should-You-Work-For-A-Startup

Redfish Tech Recruiters Share Their Perspectives

 

Recruiting talent for big companies and startups in various stages of development usually means searching for talent with different profiles. The technical skills needed may be the same for both types of companies, but beyond skill sets, personality makes a crucial difference in terms of the talent sought.

 

Startups are not for everyone.

 

Every startup is different but regardless of the stage of the company, by nature these budding companies are typically not going to offer the same employment opportunities as large, established corporations.

 

Startups tend to be in unique niches in often untested waters, they are creating disruptive exciting technologies and new business models. They attract creative, confident risk-takers and strive to attract agile innovators who thrive on finding new solutions and making things happen. Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Alex Jolicoeur, Mobile Apps

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Alex JolicoeurAlex Jolicoeur

Backend Software Engineer – Mobile Apps

The VP of Engineering of this privately-held, leading global music entertainment platform company in the Bay Area commissioned Redfish Technology to find a Python Server/Backend Engineer. The company is creating the next and most powerful iteration of music talent via mobile, combining the power of broadcast talent programs, interactive music gaming, content creation and crowd-sourced talent discovery Read more »

Wabi Sabi Job – Hunting for the Perfect Job?

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Job Search

Wabi Sabi Job SearchWabi-Sabi Job Search

Hunting for the Perfect Job?

By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager

 

Is there a perfect job? What would and how could it be? What is Wabi Sabi job search?

 

As headhunters, i.e. corporate matchmakers bringing together the right candidate for the right position, you might expect to hear us say that there is a perfect job. But really no job is perfect on its own, no company is perfect in isolation, and no candidate represents the pinnacle of perfection.

 

The Wabi Sabi concept is abstract and hard to pin down but has been boiled down by some as “everything is imperfect, incomplete and impermanent”. This applies to jobs, bosses, companies, products, and, well ‘everything’. Read more »

Innovation Trends: Crowdfunding Industry Disruption

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Tech Trends

Crowdfunding Industry Disruption

Innovation Trends

Crowdfunding

At a size estimated to be between nearly $4 billion and some estimates indicate up to $300 billion, the crowdfunding market is a game-changer. Innovative companies are using crowdfunding for new ways to self-finance of course.

 

Peer-to-peer lending platforms such as Prosper, Lending Club and Funding Circle are also providing consumer and small business credit where banks and other institutions are no longer taking as active a role. Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: John Moses, Enterprise Cloud Software

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – John MosesJohn Moses, Senior Solutions Consultant – Enterprise Cloud Software

Senior Solutions Consultant – Enterprise Cloud Software

Redfish Technology has a long relationship with the leading provider of channel data solutions for global technology companies. There is a proven track record of successfully filling key sales positions with expert SaaS solutions talent, so when the VP of Sales decided to hire a pre-sales and post-sales solution implementation specialist and evangelist, Redfish got a call. The mission: Recruit a senior-level person, experienced in cloud/SaaS Read more »