Why Should I Work For You? (Or Employer Branding to Attract Talent)

Filed under: Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

Why Should I Work For You?

Or Employer Branding to Attract Talent

Jon Piggins, IT Recruiter

Jon Piggins – High Tech Recruiter

By Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

 

It’s a tough hiring market out there!

 

Companies are struggling to meet objectives, get products released, win new contracts, and succeed. Hiring is an integral part of any business, but boy can it be time consuming. And with the tech talent unemployment rate is so low, employers need to do a sales and marketing job on candidates in order to attract and enlist them.

Whether hiring needs are immediate, or a company is trying to build its talent pipeline, it is always the right time to be thinking about your Employer Brand.

 

To get started building and communicating your Employer Brand, think about Read more »

Do You Really Want to Work There? Get Your Questions Answered When Interviewing for a Job

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

Do You Really Want to Work There?

Get Your Questions Answered When Interviewing for a Job

Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager

Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager

By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager, Redfish Technology

The interview process is the usually final step in a company’s selection and vetting process, contingent upon reference and background checks of course.

For candidates this is also the last step typically in the application process. And certainly it is the best opportunity to learn as much as possible about the work environment and company culture, the personalities on the team and the management style, the less tangible aspects that aren’t written on the job description or the company website.

Recruiters often ask candidates along the application process to gauge their interest in a specific opportunity. This is something the candidate should be doing throughout the process. Read more »

How Do I Out-Compete My Rivals for the Best Talent? By Rob Reeves, CEO, President Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition

How Do I Out-Compete My Rivals for the Best Talent?

Rob Reeves, CEO, Tech Recruiter

Rob Reeves, CEO, Tech Recruiter

Recruiting Outside the Box

By Rob Reeves, CEO, President Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters

 

Companies compete to give customers what they want.

 

By now the strategy of giving your customers what they want is ubiquitous, the days of getting any color car as long as it is black are long gone. Those companies that can give customers the best widget at the best price the most quickly via the delivery method of their choice wins the day. Many a company has dwindled and died for lack of ability to tune into the customers’ desires. Many an underdog identified a niche opportunity to meet an unmet need in the marketplace and running with it secured a leadership role in the industry. Read more »

Market Yourself by Creating Your Image and Telling Your Story

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Job Search, Redfish Speaks, Social Media

Market Yourself by Creating Your Image and Telling Your Story

Anna Mathieu

Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications

By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager, Redfish Technology
 

As you start circulating your resume around for companies to see, keep in mind almost 40 percent of employers now search social networks when screening applicants, writes Forbes. Another 34 percent said they passed on a candidate because of content they found on the social media sites. These stats say you need to create an image, and be in control of it. Otherwise, the image people find of you online may not be the one you want.

 

Decide What Image You Want to Portray

 

The three questions to understanding the image you want, according to the Daily Muse in Forbes, include:

  • How do you affect the people around you?
  • Who benefits from what you do?
  • What actions do you take to generate that benefit? Read more »

You Know It Is Time To Look For A New Job When… by Beth Cliff, IT Engineering Recruitment Manager, Redfish Technology

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Redfish Speaks

You Know It Is Time To Look For A New Job When…

Beth Cliff, Tech Recruiter

Beth Cliff, Tech Recruiter

 

Whether you are a true blue loyalist or an empowered rolling stone, it is not always about your generational or personal disposition. Sometimes the handwriting is on the wall, and sometimes there are no obvious outward indicators. But you know it is time to look for a new job when… Read more »

Don’t Be Stymied In Your Job Interview

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

Don’t Be Stymied In Your Job Interview

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By Anna Mathieu, Redfish Technology
 

Unless you are a reporter, a recruiter, or other special personality, you probably don’t interview on a regular basis. An interview is a sales presentation, the company’s goal is to purchase (hire) a new employee and you want to be the choice. Honing any skill set requires practice and preparation.

You can practice with a friend or colleague by using a list of interview questions and asking your mock interviewer to change them up and throw some curve balls. You can practice aloud in the shower or in your car, answering classic questions that are likely to be asked, varying your vocabulary and presentation while hitting your main points. You can prepare by researching interview questions in your sector. Ask.com has a list of 20 common interview questions, and Forbes a list of 50 questions, or search for your niche, ex. Java developer interview questions. Read more »

Why You Want to Get Involved in H1 Visas, Relocation. By Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Filed under: Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention

Why You Want to Get Involved in H1 Visas, Relocation.

Logan Knight, Tech Recruiter

Logan Knight, Tech Recruiter

Yes, it’s a pain in the butt and it’ll cost you, but both are winning talent acquisition strategies.

 

By Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

 

 

Let’s face it, the tech talent war continues. With companies lacking the tech talent they need, the healthy employment rate and confidence of the tech labor force, means that attracting and retaining the skilled employees high tech companies want is more of a challenge than ever.

 

Technology professionals averaged a 3.6% unemployment rate in Q2 of this year. That is less than half that of the 7.6% for the overall U.S. unemployment rate. Dice’s Tech Employment snapshot reports that 33% of corporate hiring managers said more tech pros are voluntarily quitting their positions in 2013, as compared to last year. A PayScale survey of over 4000 companies showed that 67% report having a skills gap in 2013. Read more »

Should You Move for a Job? By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Job Search, Redfish Speaks

Leah O'Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Should You Move for a Job?

By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

 

Moving is a big undertaking for most folks. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance when you get an offer that requires relocation.

 

The most important thing to consider is the job itself.

 

Is this your dream job? If not, what is the driver? It should be pretty compelling, for example: The job is in your dream location; the opportunity to grow your career is clear; the team dynamic is perfect. Read more »

Sure Fire Ways to Sabotage Your Job Interview, by Jon Piggins, IT Sales & Marketing Recruiter

Filed under: Best Practices, Candidate / Job Seeker, Interview, Redfish Speaks

Jon Piggins, IT Recruiter

Jon Piggins – IT Recruiter, Sales & Marketing

Sure Fire Ways to Sabotage Your Job Interview

By Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

 

You Only Get One Opportunity to Make a First Impression

 

Flames  (Don't)When the interviewer greets you, don’t wait awkwardly and immobile in your seat.

 

Bull's eye (Do)Instead:

Make a great first impression, you only get one shot at this. When you meet the interviewers or any of the staff, look the person in the eye and say hello, offer your hand and shake hands confidently. Read more »

How To Attract/Retain Top Talent – Create an Awesome Culture

Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks

Joanna Bradley, Sales & Marketing Recruiter

Joanna Bradley, Sales & Marketing Recruiter

How To Attract/Retain Top Talent

Create an Awesome Culture

 

By Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager

 

Recruiting for dynamic startups, early stage companies, and even established players is all the easier when that company really knows how to go after the best talent. It is exhilarating as a recruiter to reach out to the best and brightest talent with an opportunity they weren’t even looking for and be able to get them very exciting about it because of the company’s awesome culture!

The companies who have dialed in their culture and know what to offer their employees to motivate them do less recruiting. It is simple. These companies are retaining their excellent talent. They have built a work environment and value proposition that creates engaged, committed team players. Read more »