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What Do Talent Acquisition Recruiters Look For On A Resume? What Should I Include To Not Get Overlooked? If you are reading this article, then you must have a vested interest (personal or professional) in the hiring process and the materials you need to be successful. This blog post is for the motivated job seeker who is looking to stand out to talent acquisition recruiters. A common statistic thrown out about resumes is the “six-second...more ≫
Financial services businesses have undergone more change in the last three years than in the last three decades and the market is expected to accelerate for the foreseeable future. For decades the prevailing stereotype of a technology finance professional was one who was conservative to adopt new technologies, either due to internal policy or the complexity to move off of antiquated, rigid systems (yes, I’m talking about VAX systems and green screens that are still...more ≫
Finding qualified candidates has never been a simple task for companies. The Covid-19 pandemic has only heightened employers and job seekers frustration with the process. This conundrum is what makes our cloud talent recruiting firm all the most useful in today’s climate. “As recently unemployed professionals flood the job market, employers are poised to experience an applicant overload,” iHire President and CEO Steve Flook said. “Although this will intensify the quest for qualified candidates and...more ≫
Ursus, Inc. Ranks No. 1634 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 263% NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Ursus, Inc. is No. 1634 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia,...more ≫
Do NOT ghost on an interview. Really? It takes less than 2 minutes to send a text and less than 5 minutes to write a gracious email or make a phone call to bow out. By the way, we recommend the latter form or response over the former.Do NOT ghost an interview and then lie and say you were or are in the ER! Oh, we’ve seen this before and when the hiring manager asks...more ≫
What NOT to Do to Be Noticed by Cloud Talent Recruiting Firms: Do NOT misspell the interviewers or anyone’s name for that matter when you are corresponding with them. For example, my name is spelled “Jon”, not “John”. I don’t personally care if you misspelled it but as a hiring manager for a recruiting firm, it shows you did not take the time to look and pay attention to the detail. By the way, some...more ≫
Still, to this day, I never understood why folks hoarded toilet paper during the pandemic and I’ve yet to hear an explanation from any scientist, psychologist, politician, or supply chain expert. Were that many people suddenly going potty more than before? Alas, thankfully we can now regularly find toilet paper in our stores! Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Cloud Technical talent. Pre-COVID demand was at all-time highs and have been exacerbated as companies...more ≫
Stop Talking Blog Our team is in the middle of an exercise that we are calling “90 Days of Excellence”. In lieu of work travel and events, we are taking advantage of the “downtime” to sharpen our proverbial saws. At our last quarterly meeting, each team member shared two personal development goals that they were going to focus on, track, and report back progress to the group the specific actions taken to not necessarily achieve...more ≫
Hiring UniversityCarolyn Betts More than 25 million Americans were laid off in April, and that’s just the official count. Unofficially, some economists estimate that more than 52 percent of Americans under the age of 45 have lost jobs, hours, or been furloughed. Ursus CEO Jon Beck and Carolyn Betts, CEO of Betts Recruiting, discuss the state of the market, best practices to help those looking for work, and looking for talent. Greetings and salutations all and welcome...more ≫
Autonomy. Mastery. Purpose. These are words and concepts cited by Leonid Igolnik as he shares his thoughts on attracting, building, and nurturing world-class engineering teams as an engineering executive at leading SaaS providers Taleo and SignalFx, who was acquired by Splunk in August 2019 for $1B. “I’ve been personally successful at attracting top talent because in order to win, you don’t necessarily need to be better, but you do need to be different. The good...more ≫