You have an open technology position at your company that needs to be filled quickly. The role requires an experienced candidate with certain skills and an IT background. You put together a job description, confer with relevant teams and managers for input, and begin your search for the perfect candidate. Soon, the applications are pouring in. You narrow down the field, conduct phone interviews, and are finally ready for the last step in the search process – the in-person job interview and, hopefully, a job offer. But how do you conduct a job interview that will ensure your chosen candidate is the right fit?
In today’s competitive job market, the search for top talent can sometimes feel like a reality TV show with all the characters, plot twists, and drama to match. But ensuring a satisfying conclusion to the hiring process doesn’t have to lead to a dramatic finale. With these 3 tips, you can conduct a more effective job interview, ensure you hire a great candidate and write the perfect ending.
PORTLAND, OR – February 4, 2020 – EdgeLink, a leading staffing firm in the technology industry, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing consistently superior service to their clients and candidates. Presented in partnership with presenting sponsor CareerBuilder, and gold sponsors Indeed and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based on ratings provided by their clients and candidates. Continue reading
I am going to guess we have all been given job search or career advice at some point in our lives. Maybe it was your parents urging you to include every job you’ve ever had on your resume or your 80-year-old grandmother telling you about how things were done “back in her day…”. Perhaps the job search advice came from a former boss, a favorite professor, or that LinkedIn connection who’s always commenting on the articles you share. I bet most of that advice was given with good intentions. But the truth is, there are lots of opinions about what to do when you’re searching for a new job, completing an application, or preparing for an important interview. And, unfortunately, not all job search advice is good advice.
To ensure that you put your best foot forward in the new year, we’re separating the good advice from the bad. Here’s the job search advice you should leave behind in 2020 and what you should be doing instead.
Digital transformation is a popular buzzword among business leaders, CEOs and senior executives. Everyone, it seems, has a story about the digital transformation project their organization undertook. Far fewer companies, however, can offer examples of successful digital transformation. That’s because only about 14 percent of respondents to a McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformation reported that their efforts made and sustained performance improvement.
As a proud member of Portland’s growing tech scene, EdgeLink enjoys bringing together like-minded area professionals to discuss emerging technologies and their capabilities. On October 15th, EdgeLink was pleased to host a special event for cloud technology professionals featuring Kelsey Hightower, a Principal Developer Advocate at Google working with the Google Cloud Platform. Held at EdgeLink’s downtown Portland headquarters, Mr. Hightower spoke to more than 50 attendees about cloud native technologies and how companies can utilize these platforms to save time and improve their bottom line.