67% of Employers to Increase Hiring in Next 12 Months

Posted: November 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Career Coach, Job Searching, Personal Branding, Social Networking | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 67% of Employers to Increase Hiring in Next 12 Months

It’s about time that job seekers, and economists alike, heard some good news about hiring particularly in light of this month’s unemployment figures with an unemployment rate of 9.2% and a mere 18K new jobs, 92K less than expected.

According to Jobvite, the leading recruiting platform for the social web, 67% of companies will increase hiring in the next 12 months, a 12% increase from 2010. This figure, along with the basis of those in this blog, was just released today as part of Jobvite’s annual survey result and the timing couldn’t be better.

Where the hiring happens: Social Networks

“55% of survey respondents plan to increase their investment in social recruiting in the next year, up from 46% last year,” said Anne Murguia, Vice President of Marketing for Jobvite. She went on to say that multiple social networks are where the action is at, “Linked In is the strongest and is used by 87% of the people. 64% use two or more utilities which I found fascinating.”

With 80% of today’s hiring done via networking, it makes sense that social networking has such a place in today’s hiring practices. Jobvite’s Survey showed that Linked In, Facebook and Twitter and leading the social recruiting pack with Linked at the front. 87% of respondents use it for recruiting (95% yielded hires from it) followed by Facebook used 55% for recruiting, yielding 24% of hires. If you’re job seeking and not on Linked In, it’s time to build a high quality profile.

Competition heats up

As these social recruiting practices emerge more, so does the competition from both the employer and job seeker perspective. The survey found that 78% expect hiring competition will increase in the next 12 months. I know that sounds scary; I spend 10 hours/day coaching candidates currently looking for new careers and it’s already competitive. This simply means your job search approach needs to be more strategic, focused and clear.

Who said tenure pays?
Many clients these days come to me after successful careers with the same company for over 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. This is the way ‘we’ were taught to approach a career. Today’s new generation looks at a ‘JOB’ as an opportunity to get the most and move on. Apparently so do employers now. Jobvite found that 31% expect employee’s tenure to be less than 2 years or less, and 14% expect a new employee will stay more than 5 years. As a career coach, that’s great news (read: recurring clients) but as a business owner that’s bothersome on a variety of levels.

Number one way to get hired
Referrals are the best source. 70% of respondents said referrals are a better fit with the company culture and values than candidates from any other channel and 67% said recruiter referrals are faster making referrals the highest rated source for candidate quality.

How do you ignite a referral through your social network? Employees (your friends, family, alumni) come with built-in social networks and they spread the word through those social networks about job openings. As Anne Murguiasaid, “It’s a powerful way for companies to get in front of potentially talented prospects.”


Get Hired Now! 10+ Exclusive New Job Listings

Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Job Search Networking, Social Networking | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Get Hired Now! 10+ Exclusive New Job Listings

Now HiringWe all hear that 85% of jobs go unadvertised and 73% of companies prefer to hire candidates that are directly referred because they fit better with the culture. That’s precisely what this privately funded Chicago-based mobile application company is doing for their entire team.  When I met with the founder and leader of the company, Paul, last week to find out about their openings he opened up about the fact that their efforts to find anyone online were short lived and fruitless.

As I sipped on my coffee at 9a.m. and he opted out, hoping to return home for a nap before starting his real day (he programmed until the wee hours of the morning), he shared with me that the current programming talent was top notch – think Google and Facebook-  they’d all gone to school together and when called, they answered. Now they need fresh talent and are looking for it through the WOM (a.k.a friends and family) network; that’s how I got the call. I know Paul from years back when we would BBQ and relax together at a mutual friend’s house.  We’ve kept up over the years on none other than Facebook.

If you’re looking for an energetic company, appreciate and embrace a fast-paced culture and thrive in an an entrepreneurial environment focused on growth and client-driven development, check out the list of positions below from C.O.O. to Customer Service Representative. Salary, benefits and, for the right candidate, even relocation is offered.

Chief Operating Officer |  Develop CRM processes, establish back office functions including logistics development, play a key role in the forecasting and  modeling with sales plans, strategic plans and budgets. Lead HR/Finance/Benefits/Operations/Operations functions and serve as a member of the Executive team. Strong background in establishing new policy/procedures. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PCOO to support@adrianallames.com

Controller/Finance Director |  Establish compensation plans for sales team and executive team in collaboration with C.O.O.; Manage A/P and A/R in addition to accounting and taxes for the company. Direct all purchase order processing. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFIN to support@adrianallames.com.

Technical Project Manager | Establish deadlines and adhere to set deadlines; fix bugs; organize and prioritize feature set development and deadlines. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PTPM to support@adrianallames.com.

Graphic Designer (2) | Visual design of user interface including customer specific icon development; template design(s). Create marketing slicks and presentations. Expert skills in Photoshop/Illustrator/PowerPoint. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PGD to support@adrianallames.com.

Junior Level Programmer (2) | Work with Customer Service Reps on product management, collaborate with senior programmers on product bug fixes, etc.  To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PJLP to support@adrianallames.com.

Customer Service Representatives (2) | Manage post-sale relationship with customers, maintain continuous quality assurance of product and handling inbound customer calls with B2B clients.  To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFCSR to support@adrianallames.com.

Mobile User Experience Engineer | Develop mobile, tablet and desktop product flow, Establish customer requirements through gathering customer needs and analysis. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PMUEE to support@adrianallames.com.

Video Engineer/Programmer | Familiarity with Kohana, PHP, MVC frameworks, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX and J Query. Manage video infrastructure and program/engineer live streaming for all mobile, tablet and desktop platforms. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PVEP to support@adrianallames.com.

Spread the word: Think a friend or colleague is perfect for one of these positions? Remember to share this post socially via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or through email and spread the word. 85% of jobs today, including these, go unadvertised and are only spread through word of mouth by friends like you!