Good use of expert knowledge
Although the image - not only the business one - consists of many factors, self-presentation is the part for which we are responsible. It is not enough to be an expert, you have to show your body of expert knowledge. It is worth applying the 90/10 rule. In short, 90% of the content shared should come from sources already recognized as experts - industry publications, popular websites and blogs, etc. The remaining 10% should come directly from the interested party - comments Barbara Makuła, Senior Consultant, Antal SSC / BPO.
Networking is even approaching digital
When participating in a conference or business event, it is worth remembering what to take out of them. Precise content, a large number of press materials, as well as a proper business photo report from the event shape the expert image of all the speakers, which in turn translates into new contracts and business contacts in the region. As for meeting participants, it is important to be remembered. In the form of online events, this is possible through active participation, asking questions and introducing yourself before speaking in the forum. After the event is over, it would be a good idea to make a list of professionals you would like to stay in touch with. Then send an email to these people or an invitation through LinkedIn to show that you're genuinely interested in starting a professional relationship. By referring to previous discussions, you can help to revive the memories of professionals who are sent e-mails - adds Barbara Makuła, Senior Consultant, Antal SSC / BPO.
The new reality of remote recruitment
Employers can recruit online using a variety of methods. It is worth making sure what type of interview you can expect. The most common type is video call. Even if the appointment with the recruiter is remote, it is still important to dress professionally. It is worth taking care of business - casual clothes. If there is an option, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the company's dress code beforehand. It is also important to be active by listening and proactively building relationships with your interlocutor. The future employer - on the basis of the analysis of microexpressions (often completely unconsciously, of course) - can take into account whether you listen to him with interest, whether you have it written on your face when talking about excitement, and finally - whether you are in control during the conversation. stress - advises Marta Kozieł, Antal Senior HR Specialist. After the interview is over, it is worth sending the recruiter a thank you for the interview. Thanks to this, an expert and professional image is gained, and the person responsible for recruitment will remember it.
Self-presentation and the industry
As an engineer, an important method of self-presentation is the portfolio. Having a portfolio of projects at hand increases your job opportunities. Recalling not necessarily every project, but the most important ones will result in perceiving the candidate as a professional. A project journal is also a good method. It can help engineers clarify the details of their work. The journals explain how much effort was put into each project and provide the most important information about: meetings, discussions you have attended, important decisions and "milestones" that have been solved. In the digital age, it is worth using Word, Excel or Evernote tools for such tasks to document your projects - comments Roman Zabłocki, Business Unit Director, Antal Engineering & Operations.
In IT, many employers carry out a detailed technical competency analysis of candidates. Some organizations carry out this type of analysis after conducting preliminary interviews. In that case, it's worth being problem-oriented and the potential solutions for solving them. Try online coding challenges or puzzles as a free-time warm-up exercise and show off your good results online. It is also worth demonstrating a sample of codes or projects that were made earlier - says Martyna Grunt-Mejer, Senior Consultant, Antal IT Services.
How to shine as a freelance recruiter?
In the case of recruiters, a big plus is adding information on your profile in social media for which positions a given freelancer recruits most often, in which areas he has expertise. It is also important to expand the networking network, which in the case of freelancers, recruiters increases the chance of successfully closing projects - says Karolina Korzeniewska, ReX Project Manager. Looking for freelancers, recruiters incl. When working on the ReX (Recruitment Exchange) recruitment platform, attention is firstly paid to the area of experience. The candidate does not need to be familiar with several industries, it is better if he or she has one specialization and knowledge of the candidate market, forms of reaching. In addition to social media - people applying to the ReX freelance platform pay attention to a professional CV. The dry description of "the implementation of recruitment processes" does not say much, the details are important - What positions? What job levels (junior / mid / senior +)? What areas? Supplementing such information builds a feeling in the recipient that a given freelancer is professional and knows what he is talking about - she adds.