Year 2009 early September and global news floating around the dawn of global economy reviving
– Few! Finally! Japan, Asia, EU and as per 'news' signs in America – Welcomed!
No - This subject is nothing new – so why waste writing one more – aahh, hmmm – as we are also waiting to get some work and nothing to do as such let’s write – Let's Share!
So – The Premises – Global Technology Professionals – Who have not yet seen 'that' slightest light beyond 30 days – very tough – we feel it - ……tried all friends and family and trying via external method to get till personal interview. 1st – Create 'Skill-O-Meter'
– What's that – Its kind of Demand and Supply of your skill - Check www.indeed.com or www.simplyhired.com and its regional properties as per your country/preference – Typically a Technology Professional can work on more than 3 to 4 titles. 2nd – Search for your skill see how many openings it throws out
– it will show on the top right hand side - put that number in your excel and see which State/City has the highest opening – do similar exercise in your different skills – so some direction…3rd – You can dissect the data, by Company, Location, Salary, etc.
now with some direction where there are more openings for your skills, and observe daily number increasing or decreasing this way you can get some real time 'Skill-O-Meter'. 4th – We suggest to have Gmail account
– we have tested various major free e-mails – Hotmail, Yahoo, Live and specially e-mail provided by your ISP's they have such a high Spam filters that above 50% of time a recruiter's e-mail will go into your Spam box or not even reach you. Many e-mails that are auto-generated from companies Applicant Tracking System usually end up in Junk mail – We as recruiters have faced this situation many times with job seeker in turn missing an opportunity. 5th – Your Phone
– Always charged, Clear Voice Mail, Always ON – keep it in Silent Mode, if you are busy this way you can see who all had called. A very important tool.6th – Understand today's recruiter's are in immense pressure
- to fill more position with less resources and within 24 hours. Companies are filling those few positions without even publishing within day or two. The process is On Demand, Now, Speed, sell first – fill later - They are overwhelmed with resumes – qualified or not but tons – so speed, response, follow up, research be ready with all your ammo (try Chawanprash)7th – Your Resume – Ah! Resume
– Not giving 'gyan' over here how to write an resume lot of stuff on this is 'out there' – Somehow a resume 'view life' is just 10 to 20 seconds to get an Call or e-mail – really a resume is just browse through by a recruiter to 'screen' before it reaches to hiring manager or next step.8th – 'Be There'
– Job Portals, Social sites, Open Searchable resume on Google, Niche sites, Classified sites, Tech Forum, Local Conference, Blog, Join Virtual Yahoo, Google, etc. groups, reverse interview/marketing, cold calling/e-mail hiring managers, volunteer, publish some articles on relevant forum/blog, YouTube…9th – Tips
– Job Portals – Fill all the fields, keep editing every 7 days - this way resume shows on top when a recruiter searches.
- Social sites – Keep it updated, get recommendation, you can also keep 2 profiles one professional other personal – Network within.
- YouTube – Have 30 seconds not more than that it should be intriguing to get you an interview .
I think this list making thing is getting boring – so let me end here – try different things – will continue later – bring on some 'NEW' stuff – North East West South.