Last week my colleague Katie made a compelling case for why you should have a personal website as a contract hunter or permanent job hunter in 2016. So, if you find yourself in this situation what are the best platforms you can use to build your online profile or portfolio? There are light to heavy solutions out there and we go through our top five below. That should be plenty to get you started. Also, there are industry specific platforms that help as an additional way to promote your own employee brand, we cover those off at the end of the article as well.ByEdward
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We are partnering with Ghergich & Co. to bring you an infographic on a definitive blueprint for A/B Testing.ByKatie
Welcome to the RattleBerry RoundUp! This is a weekly series where we select a trending topic and round up the latest and greatest articles to keep you up to date. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know either way on Twitter,Facebook or LinkedIn. This week, I've sorted through loads of articles titled something along the lines of "5 Essential Qualities for Every Leader", "How These 3 Things Tell You How to Lead", or "Leaderships is Defined By These 4 Traits" to bring you articles with real substance on the qualities and tools today's leaders use.ByKatie
We all know that the recruiting process has moved almost entirely into the online space. Because of that shift, all of our lives got a little bit easier. You can upload a CV or attach your LinkedIn profile to most applications in a split second which has removed much of the labour from the application process. Information on how to optimise your CV or profile is not only readily available, but it is virtually engraved into the brain of anyone who has applied for a job in the last 10 years. With all of these advancements, one question still remains, "How do I stand out from the crowd?" There is still no easy answer, but something you can do is create a personal website.ByKatie
Welcome to the RattleBerry RoundUp! This is a weekly series where we select a trending topic and round up the latest and greatest articles to keep you up to date. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know either way on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. This week we are taking on the topic of the future of recruiting. This is what RattleBerry is all about. As the corporate world undergoes digital transformation, something to realize is that there will not only be changes in the way companies do business but also in the way companies attract and hire talent. The recruiting industry along with HR departments the world over are being rocked by the shift to digital. Everything from the way a candidate applies for a job to the way an employee is defined is shifting, and it feels as though we are on the brink of a revolution. Just as in commerce where all the power has shifted to the customer, to stay relevant in recruiting (especially for tech) we must realize that all the power has shifted to the candidate.
Thanks for joining us for our first RattleBerry RoundUp post. This will become a weekly series for us in which we will "round-up" interesting articles based around a certain topic. We hope this becomes an installment you look forward to and gain useful insight from, and we look forward to reading your feedback and comments. This week's topic is digital transformation. We felt this was the perfect place to start as it is the reason for RattleBerry. Digital transformation refers to the way business today must adapt to the continual shift of their customer/client base from primarily in-store and over-the-phone to the internet. This shift has allowed for small "disruptive" businesses to enter nearly every industry and gain a large market share with minimal overhead. Large corporations and companies with more traditional business models have felt the shift and seen the damage to their bottom lines and are now struggling to catch up before another startup enters the market and finishes them off.ByKatie
Being in the recruiting business, we see dozens of CVs, LinkedIn profiles, Behance portfolios and even Twitter accounts every day. We've seen it all; the good, the bad and the ugly, as well as the just bizarre. So, we are taking a moment to share with you the types of things we look for on the different types of profiles that all recruiters use: personal, professional and CV. We know we aren't the first people to think this concept up. You can find tons and tons of articles on how to make your LinkedIn or CV stand out, and you'll probably learn some good information from reading a few of them. However, in most cases we don't think it takes 10 or even 7 steps to optimize your profile. For today's professional, who has a working understanding of technology and how social networks work, it only takes understanding a couple of points to create a profile or CV that is not only informative and appropriate but also interesting. Here are the things that we find work well when we are evaluating your profile and why we think they matter.ByKatie
In the ever-evolving digital world the key to sounding relevant is knowing the jargon. That can be daunting because there is a dense vocabulary of terms and acronyms that will quickly weed out anyone who hasn't been paying close attention over the past few years. Job ads, articles, blog posts and newsletters are rife with these words, and when someone asks you if you have any SEM experience in an interview hopefully you know that it stands for Search Engine Marketing and not a microscope or statistic equation.
Business vector designed by Freepik Microsoft has nearly two-thirds as many contractors as full-time employees. Even the simplest business structures, sole proprietorships, have increased their use of contract workers nearly two-fold since 2003. - Tad Milbourne for Tech Crunch Contracting is seemingly the way of the future as many companies are currently incorporating it into their hiring strategies and only projecting more demand for contract positions. Here at RattleBerry, we get consistent requests from our clients for contractors, and are seeing steady growth in this area. More and more individuals are being drawn to this type of employment due to its attractive perks. Who wouldn't like to have more control over their work, avoid office politics, consistently work on new projects and, best of all, make more money?ByKatie
One thing we have come across again and again during our conversations with user experience, project management and digital professionals is the need for small pockets of innovation within large companies. How a few people within teams, either informally or formally have managed to break management thinking and illuminate a new way to build profitable products and customer experiences. We all hear a lot about rapid proto-typing, minimal viable products, the lean start-up method and, the big one, agile development methodology. But how can corporations, with thousands of employees, use the above to build better products and customer experiences?ByEdward