It’s the law of supply versus demand: CNN reported that as of Q3 of last year, there were a reported 5.8 million job openings in the U.S. This means that qualified candidates could likely receive more than just one job offer – what a great problem to have! While compensation is clearly a large factor – there is plenty to think about beyond base salary when considering new opportunities.
Topics: Recruiting Strategies
An engineering recruiter can be a key partner in finding your next job. But remember, not all recruiters have a candidate's best interests in mind–some just want to make their next placement and move on. To make the next move in your career the right one, follow these guidelines to learn how to identify a skilled engineering recruiter who will help you achieve your goals.
After starting a new search, posting job opportunities and kick starting employee referral programs, approximately 94% of all recruiting professionals worldwide begin headhunting on LinkedIn. They do this because the supply side of the labor market has become very organized in the last decade, and the people they want to connect with understand how to market their talents and are all congregating together on LinkedIn.
If you were a fit for an exciting new career opportunity, would you want the chance to consider it? Would you enjoy being sought out and recognized for your professional skills and expertise?
Most people say “yes” on both accounts, and you can open the door to new career opportunities if you properly position and market your talents on LinkedIn.
- Do you understand how talent acquisition and recruitment specialists find candidates for their employers or clients?
- If someone was seeking your particular skill set, how would they find you?
- Is your profile maximized for LinkedIn’s search algorithms?
- Are you worried about your current employer reacting to your activity on LinkedIn?
Learn what you can do to market your personal brand on LinkedIn, make a positive first impression with your target audience, and get found by those in need of your unique talents without rocking your boss’s boat by downloading our guide titled “All-Star” Personal Branding: 12 Ways to Go From Good to Great on LinkedIn".