Has it been a long time since you have interviewed for a job? How do you prepare for an interview? If you're hiring, how do you find the most qualified candidates? These are great questions. If you’ve been in the same position for several years, things have changed since the last time you were in the market for a new job. Companies use different methods and styles and you need to be ready to adapt.
Most job seekers apply to online ads and wait for phone calls during their job searches. This is a method of futility. You and everyone else around the world are blindly emailing resumes with zero to little results. This method does not usually produce the best results. I know how frustrating this can be for job seekers like yourself. For our clients, when they place ads they get hundreds of resumes and most are not qualified. Who has the time to go through all those resumes?
Utilizing a recruiting firm that specializes in placing and sourcing individuals with your technology background can alleviate some of the frustration of finding and filling a new position. At REMEDI, we focus 100% on EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) positions. We specialize in placing Project Managers, Business Analysts, EDI Analysts, EDI Mappers, EDI Support, EDI Managed Services on both contract, contract to hire and permanent basis. We work with all EDI translators like IBM’s B2B Integrator, IBM Gentran Server, GXS, Seeburger, SAP XI PI, TLI, TLE, TLW, and home grown systems. Clients and applicants want to work with recruiters because we do this for a living. We are experts in identifying what clients are looking for and what the current salary ranges are. We assist clients by letting them know what candidates are available and the salaries they are expecting. Having that market knowledge is key to getting you the best opportunity or the best candidate in your salary range. When search for a job without a recruiter you are flying blind and are likely to be underpaid compared to the candidates that use recruiters.
Once you identify a recruiter like myself, we will get to know you and your background. We will listen to what you are looking for in an opportunity and try to find the closest match. After we identify an opportunity and the client is interested in interviewing you, I will assist you with the interview preparation. This is the most important step in your job search. If you do not prepare for your interview or research you leave the decision up to chance. Proper preparation and research maximize your time as a candidate or a hiring manager.
Your recruiter will schedule a convenient interview time and brief you on the client. What is the client’s interview style? Is it one on one or a conference room full of people firing questions at you? Who are the people who will be interviewing you and their titles? What’s the best way to research on the interviewers? What questions will they ask you? How should you answer the questions? How do you know if you are rambling? What NOT to say during the interviews. What should you bring to the interview? How should I dress? Should I use perfume or cologne? Should I wear a watch or bring my cell phone to the interview? What time should I arrive to the interview? What questions to ask during the interview? How do I end the interview? How do I appear confident without coming across as cocky?
These are all important questions. As you can tell there are a lot of finite details to a job search and an interview. Human Resources and Hiring Managers are looking for reasons not to hire you, not reasons to hire you. They are paid the same salary if they hire you or not and are not in any rush to make a decision. If you show up to an interview with little to no preparation beforehand you are leaving the decision to chance. You have to be able to stand out above your competition if you want the offer.
For our clients, we do all the pre-screening before you speak to the candidates. We interview them, conduct references and match them to the skillsets you need. We identify resources right away and schedule interviews that same week while doing this on your own could take weeks and months with the position not filled.
Candidates want to work, and clients want to fill their openings to get the work done by the most qualified candidates. You need to call REMEDI for all your EDI contract, contract to hire, and permanent opportunities.