The inside sacop from top employees: what going to land you a job (pt. 3).
They hold your future in their hands, but what are they really looking for in new talent to add them to their teams?
I spoke directly with employers in leading brands such as Steam Whistle Brewing, Shopify, Edelman and Hootsuite, about which factors play a role in deciding how to attract candidates in an interview for an entry-level or junior role
Which could be a surprise for a lot of people, despite that
"It depends entirely on the position, but when we attract summer students-experience, attitude and cultural patterns are more important to these roles," Lorna Willner, Director of Personnel Management at Stam Whistle Brewing, workplace
"Your education can provide a solid foundation for your specialization, and we appreciate the people who need to learn more about their specialization."
But every employer I talked to seemed to agree that experience could be separated from such as volunteer work, part-time work or extracurricular activities, where your education gives you proof of your knowledge and helps to create the necessary skills. "We are generally looking for a unique experience and potential to have a big impact on projects rather than on the educational level," said Brady Paron, "Talent Acquisition at Shopify." "In many cases, your education can create a solid foundation for your specialization, and we value people who need to learn more about their specialization."
Thus, if education plays a role, but not a key factor in deciding to hire employers, what is it? That's what we'd have to say about hiring
A news flash! Stop thinking you're just going to school enough. Experience can be in the form of volunteer experience, collaborative work or part-time work experience. "Having some form or practical experience obtained in school on the basis of joint or summer working conditions", Adam Walsh, president of Elby Professional Recruitment, is explained as being of critical importance for new activities. "This shows that they have a passion for the chosen profession, which shows that they have made the necessary additional resources to make these roles."
We all had a time when we can't get motivated, no matter how much we love the field in which we are or are. My advice? We will bake it until we have made it since the candidates who say that they are motivated and interested in continuing to study and grow in their industry are among the types of young people who are looking for employers
"In the first few years, you should look like a sponge."
" This is the number I'm looking for at the entrlevel level. For the first few years, you should look like a sponge "Dave Fleet", "Dave Fleet", Senior Vice President Digital at Edelman. "Try as many as you can to find a subset of what you might like and learn from you."
A study by Deloitte has shown that culture is one of the major problems facing business leaders and that many employers are now looking for emergency correction and work. Because of this shift, it is essential that employers find someone with the right attitude and adaptation that will be consistent with their corporate culture. " Are you open to receiving feedback to improve your work? If you are new or new in the field, it is absolutely necessary that you not be installed in your own way, "said Brady Paron," Talent Acquisition at Shopify "
Attention to detail and problem solving are key skills that can help you in any role. The employers want to know that they can trust you and the work you do without a permanent "babysitter." Companies want a staff member who can think about his feet to do it when it's necessary. " The most important things we're looking for are motivation, thinking and adaptability. This may be the skills that are trained in college and university, but they can also come out of life situations, such as business trips, living abroad, and extra-curricular activities, " Alex Bowden, Talent Acquisition Action at Hootsuite said
After examining the skills that employers are looking for in the candidates, I also talked to potential employers about the recommendations they had on new jobs in the search for work, and it is not surprising to hear it
"Companies want a staff member who can think about his feet not to do it when necessary."
After interviews, students, graduates, higher education institutions, human resources specialists and senior managers of the industry
Lorna Willner of Steam Whistle Brewing had some of the best recommendations that I will leave you: " Leave open minds. Network, make sure people know you're looking for opportunities, and don't forget about the patient! It may not be your dream or dream company, but will focus on performing really good work, and the rest will follow. "
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Lauren is a graduate of the Sheridan College, who now works in the marketing of social media ... yes, she gets a salary in Tweet. When she does not live in social networks, she travels around the world and writes about it to her blog of travel