¿ Cómo calificamos a un buen selector en IT?

¿Que opinan? Cómo califican Uds a un buen “selector” especialmente en el área IT?

Les dejo un link como disparador, donde se destaca que un buen selector puede ser la diferencia de valor en tu búsqueda de empleo y enumera 5 aspectos para detectar a los mejores. ¿ Qué opinan?

Here are 5 signs that you’ve found a great recruiter that can really add value to your job search, even if you already know the company or know about the jobs online.

  • Past success: You want to work with a recruiter that has successfully placed candidates at that company in the past. Look for the recruiter to reference their past placements. Ideally, these past placements have become valuable networking contacts for the recruiter. The right recruiter to work with is the one with a solid history of success at the companies that best fit your skills in your local area.
  • Company knowledge: What does the recruiter know that you don’t know? Recruiters should have a detailed knowledge of the company that goes well beyond what can be found on the web. They should be able to tell you about the company culture and examples of previous hires at the company, or problems with certain managers, etc… Look for fluid discussion about the inner workings of the organization.
  • Project information: Good recruiters know jobs, great recruiters know projects and initiatives (the why versus just the how.) You don’t want to just know that there is a new Accountant job opening at ABC company, you want to know why that Accountant job is open and how it fits with the company’s efforts and business initiatives. A great recruiter will offer you multiple touch-points inside a company and tell you information that can’t be gleaned from the job description. By working with a great recruiter, you’ll walk into the interview with a leg-up on every other applicant.
  • Technical understanding: Job description are often, if not usually, filled with stock language. Positions often list every system that the company has, for example. A recruiter worth working with will tell you what the position really entails – what the hiring manager really is hurting for. Oftentimes, positions will be replacements – what was good about that last employee? What was bad? A great recruiter will have a comprehensive understanding of all the job requirements, but more importantly have a nuanced understanding of the key talent differentiators. They’ll know what the company really wants and if they have a really great relationship, they’ll even be able to tell the company what they should want.
  • Personal connections: Your recruiter doesn’t have to be personal friends with everyone that hires from them, but there is no substitute for solid, in-person networking skills. Your recruiter should have actually visited the companies at which they hope to represent you. A great recruiter will talk to you about the soft-skills of the job and how you might fit in with the various teams and managers for whom you might work. Examine the depth of the recruiter’s relationships and not just the number of their employment connections.

De avisos de empleos y cartas de amor

Leyendo el artículo “A Job Listing Should Be Like a Love Letter” escrito por , recordé una serie de posts sobre el tema que he escrito sobre la redacción de avisos. El objetivo aquí es lanzar a la red, un aviso que denote la conexión a nivel profesional y personal con el candidato perfecto. No buscamos decenas de entrevistados, necesitamos UNO, el candidato correcto!

Hoy en día se ha mudado el aviso escrito a varios medios menos tradicionales que una página de un diario o revista especializado. Pero aún utilizando los medios más modernos, muchas veces el aviso contiene todos los condimentos de aquellos avisos impresos.


 


Los que redactamos avisos de empleo, deberíamos plantearnos que cuando escribimos “Seleccionaremos Xperfil para Xempresa con Xcondiciones, solo debes enviarnos tu CV” el que lee nos diferencie de los avisos del tipo  “Your Email Id Has Been Awarded 1,000,000.00 GBP In Our British Promo, Send Details To Claim Your Prize‏‏‏‏, Bank Account number, Names…Country…Occupation…”

Según el artículo de Haden para Inc, usar títulos genéricos de trabajo o posiciones a cubrir y sumar una lista de las responsabilidades a cubrir y experiencia requierida, no funciona a la hora de redactar un aviso de empleo. Simplemente porque uno no contratará “a todo el mundo”, sino a una persona, la que sea excelente para el puesto, y eso debe estar comunicado y dirigido en el aviso especialmente para que al leerlo, esa persona tenga ganas de ser parte del equipo. Hace una interesante analogía con una carta de amor.

Brinda una herramienta para tener en cuenta. Que consiste en 4 preguntas a realizarnos antes de la redacción del requerimiento en un aviso

Before you start, answer four questions: 1. What is the real business need the right person will solve? 2. How will we quantitatively measure success so we can recognize a top performer? 3. What are the common attributes of our top performers–hard skills, soft skills, what they do in their free time? 4. Why would the right person want this job?


Deberemos tener en cuenta que la mayoría de los candidatos a un puesto X, especialmente aquellos que ya vienen desempeñando las tareas en otro empleador, ya saben lo que implica a nivel “tareas a desempeñar”, un puesto X. Lo que buscará en el texto del aviso, es algo que lo atraiga al mismo. Recomienda la honestidad en aspectos que suelen no ser atractivos, si son moneda corriente en el día a día ( por ejemplo, si horas anexas al horario laboral son SIEMPRE requeridas)

Put that into practice for me.Say you need a chief technical officer. CTOs already know what CTOs do. What they don’t know is why they should care about your job: emotionally, aspirationally, and functionally.
Always be brutally honest. If your employees work long hours and weekends and love it because they thrive on intensity, enjoy working with a dedicated team, and want to make a lot of money, go ahead and say that. Say, “You will love it here because you will…”
Don’t fill the posting with must, must, must. The right person isn’t looking for “you must.” The right person is looking for “you will.”


Recordemos que muchas veces, cuando ( como en este mercado) la mayoría de las personas no busca activamente y mucho menos se detiene en un aviso standar, deberemos tener en cuenta que el aviso debe llamar la atención desde el valor agregado que consideramos que puede tener para un aspirante al puesto, tanto como para alquien que ( aun sin estar buscando) lo puede leer.

Presumably, some of the best candidates are employed–and aren’t looking.We call that the Accolo Theory of Relativity: We’re all temporaries; it’s just a matter of degrees.
Once, we were finding a CIO for a major multinational. We described the style of management, the size of the staff, the size of the budgets managed, current and future initiatives, how success was defined, and why the right person would love the job. In less than two weeks, we found the individual who was hired.
He wasn’t looking for a job. A friend noticed the posting. The candidate applied because he thought, Wow, this sounds exactly how I would describe my perfect job.



Para finalizar, destaca que muchas veces, los avisos son enviados entre colegas, amigos. Y tus colegas, no te reenvian avisos genéricos sino aquellos que saben que serán de tu interés y eso lo logramos, porque el aviso, tiene un texto que demuestra esa característica.