eHire Prepares Job Seekers for 2012 Being the “Year of Job Change”

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eHire, a recruiting company based in Atlanta that specializes in information technology and sales professionals, knows that 2012 is the year many professionals will be looking to change jobs. eHire is using social media and blogs to grow and foster their relationships with candidates, while also giving them the tips and tools they need in order to successfully transition jobs.

eHire connects top software engineers with the best job opportunities

eHire connects top software engineers with the best job opportunities

Whether someone is actively or passively looking, eHire’s goal is to build a stronger relationship by being a guide in a job market that is often difficult to navigate.

In 2012, 84% of workers are looking to leave their current position. eHire knows the best time to look for a job is while you still have one. This is why eHire has taken to their social media channels and blogs to help candidates make informed career decisions.

The job market is currently hotter for information technologists than any other profession. According to Dice’s Tech Salary Survey, “Technology professionals enjoyed their largest annual salary growth since 2008.” Not only have salaries increased but the average bonus increased by 8% and the amount of bonuses given increased by 3%. Many professionals are hoping a job change will enable them to take advantage of these increased salaries and bonuses as well.

A common obstacle job seekers face is the fear of discovery by their current employer. While this fear may cause many to shy away from recruiters, it is actually more of a reason to work with a recruiter who can search confidentially on your behalf. Here are some tips from eHire, for working with recruiters and taking that next step in your career:

1. Choose a Good Recruiter
As Ed Grasing, Founding Partner at eHire, says “A good recruiter is like a great lyricist to your songwriting. They know your space, share your interests and they should be people you enjoy collaborating with on a semi-regular basis.”

2. Manage your Personal Brand
Professionals should Google themselves, network, blog, use social media, and remember to stay positive throughout the search process. Kate Clark, Marketing Manager at eHire, advises, “You might think no one’s paying attention to your Social Media presence but, chances are, they are watching.”

3. Update your Resume, Ask a Recruiter to Help
Jeff Pierce, Practice Manager at eHire, gives a few tips for having a good resume, “Have a skill section at the top of the page, break it down into languages you know, OS, database, tools, etc. so the hiring manager can take a quick look and understand where your experience lies.”

4. First Impression is Everything
According to Michael Reynolds, Practice Manager at eHire, you should follow an “Interview First Impression Checklist” which contains items such as: punctuality, proper attire, firm handshake, and eye contact.

5. Know your “Why”
Something simple that many professionals lose sight of, is their “why.” It’s important that one regularly ask themselves why they do what they do and if their current position aligns. Potential employers will be impressed with your passion and even more excited when the personal “why” aligns with that of their company.

Whether someone is actively or passively looking, eHire’s goal is to build a stronger relationship by being a guide in a job market that is often difficult to navigate. Jeff Pierce also offers passive technologists a few questions they should ask themselves to see if a new job might be the right-move for them. “Is this the best place for me?” and “Am I actively working to retain my employees?” are the big questions employees and employers need to ask themselves in 2012.

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