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Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Important of Hidden Job Markets

The majority of jobs seekers rely on the open market to search for jobs. Some of the ways IT jobs are advertised is through different methods of posting jobs such as jobs posting boards, advertisements in newspapers and websites and source job leads. Even though it appears to IT job seekers that there are many IT job openings for which they can apply and qualify for, a very small number of people find employment in these positions using these search methods.. In fact, around 10 percent of people find their respective IT jobs through these methods. There are many reasons why it is so hard to find a job through a job board. One major reason is that the job seeker faces a lot of tough competition and there is limited means for them to differentiate themselves from other candidates. This is because it is common for a manager to receive more than 500 resumes for every one position advertised. Since a job seeker has no personal relationship with the manager, all they can do is rely solely on technology’s ability to make them shine. Their only hope rests on technology’s capabilities to ensure that the submitted resume has enough keywords and matches consistently with the job specification in order to receive recognition from the manager.

One of the major challenges that jobs seekers face is how to make the time and effort spent in the open job market more effective. Job seekers can do more than just send out their job resumes through the internet and hope for the best. Candidates need to be careful with the amount of time they spend online and should consider making their time more effective by taking advantage of all the different methods available to them such as using various sites like ‘Indeed’ and ‘SimplyHired’ which offer full information on various different jobs and also allow you to set up email alerts.

There is undoubtedly more opportunity for IT jobs in the hidden job market. If the job seeker spends time online efficiently, as mentioned above, then they will be left with more time each week to spend on broadening their search. Eighty percent or more of people applying for jobs, find their jobs through the hidden market. These are jobs that are not advertised and not posted but rather communicated through word of mouth. There are many reasons why open positions may not be listed on job boards. It could be because the company once had a position highlighted on the board but was unsuccessful in finding the right candidate, this may prompt them to search for a candidate offline. It could also be because the company does not have the finances to post a job online.

Furthermore, a large number of companies find their own employee referral programs to be a better source of finding the right candidate and therefore will promote such positions internally throughout the company. Less commonly, there are situations where someone on performance counseling will be be managed out of the company in the coming weeks. Some companies have their own practices and hiring policies and prefer to make openings available to their own employees rather than look for outside help.

Tips to Beacome IT Resume Writer

To become an IT resume writer, the first thing which you have to do is become well versed with information technology related concepts and ideas. This is very important as you need to be aware of the field in which you are writing a resume for a person. The second thing to ensure would be to make sure that you have a strong command over the English language. This is especially so if you are working in countries like the United States of America or the United Kingdom or even Singapore and Australia.

A person who writes resumes for IT professionals needs to have the power of condensation in the manner in which he performs his work. A resume can at the most be of three to four pages and not more than that. The writer will therefore have to possess the ability of compiling all essential achievements of the person whom he is writing for and present them neatly within two to three pages. Employers do not have much time to read resumes and the shorter it is the better for them. Reading pages and pages is just not something they are likely to engage in at all.

If you want to be an IT resume writer, there are specific courses which you can undertake in this field. There are a number of resume writing certificate courses which are offered by educational as well as professional training institutions on the internet. These courses are not very expensive to avail of and last for three to four months at the most and never ever for longer than that. Placements are also known to be almost instant once the course is completed by a person. Thus opting for one of these would certainly be a useful thing to do its.

 

Jobs Online Options

As we all know that the level of employment gives a clear view about the status of a country. A few years before, there were only very few options or mediums that would provide the right job opportunities and at the right time. But after several modifications or updates, the scenario has been completely changed and there are broad options for jobs online.

Where to find the best jobs on the Internet?

The answer to this question can be stated by the fact that there are a lot of online opportunities as well as programs which works as an extremely big source of income once you enroll on that website. Online Jobs in India is an easy option to grab the chances and test the skills that are unknown to our own. The thinking level of today’s youths has been completely modernized and they want to work as a freelance rather than in an organization. The reason for this fact is that they compare their job or work with the other countries and more earning can be done with such activities while sitting at home without putting any extra effort or pressure.

How to find the legitimacy of online jobs?

The possible ways for the above question are listed below:-

  • Freelance sites
  • Virtual companies and agents
  • Working at home
  • Craigslist
  • Current profession

Freelance is a quite effective way but in the case of higher competition it suffers with a drawback of bidding. Virtual assistants and customer service representatives are required for virtual companies.

For the best experience and results, always keep on searching and posting the jobs for the benefits of all and cash the opportunities that comes in the way of success.

IT Staffing Challenges

Inadequate staffing

In a recent survey by Robert Half Technology, at least 64% of CIOs said that under staffing their IT departments prevents them from implementing innovative and emerging technologies. Many companies reduced their staff strength during the recession and post recession they often find it difficult to respond quickly to the new technological changes simply because of the need of proper technical resources.

Keeping IT skills updated

Training is important in every field and so it is in IT. If the technical knowledge of your employees are outdated, then the biggest loser is the business. Companies need to arrange IT training sessions at regular intervals to update its IT workers’ skills and maintain company’s competitive advantage.

If a business has a tight budget and cannot afford IT training, there are other ways they can explore. For example, they can try associating with IT training companies. These companies often offer IT training for executives at discounted rates. A business can also try circulating IT magazines among its IT team members to scale up their IT knowledge. In other words, a CIO must not leave any stone unturned to ensure the growth his company’s IT workers.

Retaining IT professionals

Retaining IT experts has become quite a challenge for companies for some time. In a survey, 34% of CIOs said they are worried about losing their top performers to their competitors. As the economy gains momentum, the risk of losing candidates also increases. So what can a business do to retain its top talent? Compensation of course remains to be an important factor, but there are other factors as well – training and appreciation of a worker, which greatly influences the retention rate of a business.

Scarcity of real talent

Let’s accept the fact. There’s a gap between demand and supply of genuine IT talent. Most CIOs will agree that filling an IT position is getting tougher every day and one of the main reasons for this is the shortage of IT candidates. This has contributed to the rising demand for staffing agencies that specialize in finding and recruiting IT professionals. Technology is important but people are more important, especially when the technology is in high demand.

Finding replacements

A CIO should also have a provision for replacement staffing in his plan. Despite his best effort, a resource might decide to leave a project right in the middle. Finding an immediate replacement can be a challenge for a CIO. He can work with a staffing firm to fill in a vacant position faster without disturbing the progress of a project.