Wondering What 2017 Brings for Job Hunters?

Wondering What 2017 Brings for Job Hunters?

As we move further into the 21st century and our technologies continue to advance, it is changing the landscape for all aspects of business, including job searching. The key question every candidate needs to be asking is, “what’s new with job hunting in 2017?” This article from AOL discusses the 2017 Trends for Job Seekers to watch.

Today, in the United States alone, 85% of companies have a Facebook page, and 94% of recruiters use social media to find high-quality candidates. These numbers alone are incredibly high, but think about it, who do you actually know that doesn’t use some form of social media (grandparents excluded)? At CC Pace we maintain a strong social media presence for all aspects of our company, and continue to seek the best candidates for our job opportunities frequently using Linked In and Facebook, as well as other forms of communications.

Traditional methods of sending a resume and cover letter are being passed by with video screenings and online communications. Remember that advice you have heard repeatedly: be careful what you post on the internet because once you put it out there, it’s out there forever? That has never been more true. There is nothing worse than finding a qualified candidate and having to pass them over for a position based on what is found when a hiring manager Googles their name. The same goes for the hiring company, savvy job hunters are researching you just as thoroughly.

Looking for a new job or Staffing Assignment? Here are some tips from American Staffing to help you land that position. They give you helpful hints in how to construct/format your resume, putting together a cover letter as well as some interview tips. These helpful hints can be used for finding or interviewing for a permanent full time opportunity or a subcontracting/consulting assignment.

https://americanstaffing.net/job-seekers/tips-to-land-a-professional-staffing-job/#panel:accordion-panel-2

At CC Pace, we aren’t trying to fit you into a role; we’re committed to finding the best fit for you. Why? Because we are not your average staffing firm. This commitment is the reason our clients have stayed with us for over 35 years and why many of our candidates have worked with us for over a decade. As a recruiter at CC Pace, I strive to get the best sources available to keep up to our firm’s reputation.

‘Purple squirrel’ is a term used by recruiters to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, specific, hard-to-find experience and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s multifaceted requirements (Wikipedia). It may sound unrealistic, but if your hard work pays off, and maybe with a little luck, you find just the right candidate which fits your clients requirement – and that’s your purple squirrel.  You simply cannot afford lose them!

They’re in high demand. As the author of the article below says, you can’t just blast them with impersonal email and expect them to respond. They get dozens of those emails each week and it’s never going to work.  You can’t just tweet them a job title or send an InMail with a link to your job posting and expect them to drop everything and apply online. It just isn’t going to happen.

So, how is it going to happen?  There are some great tips in this article, Recruiting Purple Squirrels? Here’s the Trick, by Stacy Donovan Zapar, for courting your purple squirrel.  Enjoy and hopefully it adds to your recruiting arsenal.

CC Pace is seeking full time Technical Recruiter for our Fairfax, VA office to play a key role in our Staff Augmentation division. This position will be responsible for staffing technical contract/TTP/Permanent positions with our clients. The ideal candidate should be extremely professional coupled with a strong work ethic.   We are looking for an individual who possess the following:

  • 3+ years experience in full life-cycle recruiting
  • Experience in negotiating compensation & contract rates
  • Good knowledge of DOL laws & multiple work authorization statuses for U.S.
  • Advanced skills with internet sourcing via multiple job boards
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technical recruiting and/or agency type experience a +

CC Pace is a 35 year old business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA. We have three unique but complementary practices: Staff Augmentation, Financial Services Consulting and Agile Services (Custom Application Development, Agile Coaching and Training). Through our decades of service, we’ve built a reputation of partnering with our clients, proving time and time again that they can count on us. Here’s something else you can count on – numbers like:

  • 11.5 – the average tenure (in years) of our extraordinarily committed team members
  • 30 – the number of years that some of our clients have stayed with us
  • 80 – the percent of new clients who come to us through referrals
  • 90 – the percentage of business we get from repeat clients

In addition to our competitive salary/commission plan, we offer a generous benefits package including:  Health Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, dental & vision insurance, Flex Spending, LTD, tuition reimbursement, adoption benefit, training & development, paid leave, profit sharing bonus plan and much more!  Qualified candidates should forward resume to Rechelle Card, rcard@ccpace.com.