💎 "What can I do to stand out from other candidates?": Almost all applicants have asked themselves this question before a job interview.
📼 When it comes to learning how to set yourself apart, there's no better resource than tips from a recruiter! Watch this video to get super valuable insights from Steven Burleigh-Sheard, Associate Director of Talent Attraction, and Violet Rylo, Talent Acquisition Manager at Kinesso.
📼 After watching this video, you'll have all the tips and tricks to stand out from other candidates during the application process at Kinesso—from the moment you find your ideal job scrolling through Kinesso's company page on PowerToFly to the last interview with a hiring manager that will (fingers crossed!) offer you the position. Steven and Violet offer advice on how to prepare questions, structure your answers, and demonstrate your skills to stand out from the crowd.
📼 Ready for even more insight on how to stand out from other candidates? First things first, it starts with your resume. When recruiters look at a resume, they look for the experience you have, what you are doing currently, and what successes you've achieved. Make sure that all of this is clearly highlighted. Other things to include could be your hobbies or activities. Do you volunteer? Are you a mentor? Are you a leader anywhere else, like a sports club? These are not just great examples of you as an individual, but also transferable skills you could bring to Kinesso.
Last-minute tips to stand out from other candidates
Another important thing to consider: Be mindful of Kinesso's culture and values, like how the company encourages diversity through thought, ideas, and experiences. And one last tip before you enter your interview: You may get nervous; everybody does. Just be you!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Kinesso? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to know Steven and Violet
Steven Burleigh-Sheard is a global talent acquisition manager/full cycle search consultant and headhunter specializing in all technology, digital innovation, and transformation product and services talent acquisition solutions. He's experienced in recruitment, procurement, compliance, and governance within diverse and challenging technology environments. Advising and guiding organizations through workforce planning, recruitment cycles, and strategic innovation. He's a strong communicator who can reach all candidates and client groups, continually generating candidate and client attraction exceeding expectations in a global capacity. An active member on the DE&I Council to represent T.A. in a worldwide degree while supporting ERGs.
Violet Rylo is driven by an exciting company mission with an eagerness to find top talent for a growing organization. When it comes to recruiting, thinking of creative ways to build pipelines with top quality and unique prospects is what she loves to do most. She has a consistent track record of sourcing, recruiting, and closing talent for roles at all levels.
More About Kinesso
Kinesso is fueling a sea change in the marketing industry. Not an agency, not quite a consultancy, not just experts in data or tech. Kinesso was founded by IPG on the belief that marketing ultimately delivers better business results when all parties benefit. When marketers can act on connected data. When people feel they're being treated like human beings. When brands know their message isn't getting lost in all the noise. It all starts with the flexibility of an open platform. One that allows Kinesso to integrate with the very best technology and data providers, to bring the right solutions together, and to make them actionable for marketers in all the ways that matter. Kinesso powers connections. Not just clicks. As a marketing intelligence engine, Kinesso helps brands connect with the right people and drive meaningful outcomes. The company's connected suite of applications leverages proprietary, patent-pending technology, machine learning, and leading data sources, including Acxiom. Together, these elements can help marketers create memorable experiences for the right people – and help their brands reach new heights.
💎 Looking for ways to improve your customer experience? Tune in to catch three top tips to boost your client support skills!
📼 Press PLAY to hear tips from Carolyn VanderMolen, Manager of Customer Support at Relativity. She mastered these customer experience skills during her tenure in customer support.
📼 Tip #1: Practice Clear Communication - The first of Carolyn's top tips to deliver the best customer experience is to practice clear communication. A crucial part of that is active listening. You'll increase the chance of hearing and effectively solving your customers' real problems, resulting in happier customers! Use phrases like "let me make sure I've got this right". Make sure you repeat the problem back in your own words to show you understand. If you're the product expert, you should be able to discuss features and use cases in an insightful way and show your customers how the product can benefit them.
📼 Tip #2: Lead With Empathy - Empathy will improve your customer experience by helping to create solutions that all parties are happy with (and offering a memorable experience!). A certain phrase here and there can make customers feel more at ease. For example: "I know how important this issue is to you", or "Of course! We'll solve it as quickly as possible". Don't miss Carolyn's 3-step method to stay consistent in tone and process.
One Last Key Tip To Boost Your Customer Experience Skills
The third tip is to maintain a positive attitude! What does Carolyn mean by that? In today's world, most customer interactions are not face-to-face. When handling customer requests via telephone, a smile can come through in your tone of voice!
📨 Are you interested in joining Relativity? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Carolyn
Carolyn is an experienced Information Technology Support Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Microsoft and Windows Administration platforms, Technical Support Management, VoIP, user-facing IT Support, and Customer Satisfaction, she's a strong information technology professional, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Psychology from DePaul University.
More About Relativity
Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, Relativity creates intuitive software that helps law firms, government agencies, financial institutions, and other major corporations quickly find the truth in data. The company journey began in the e-discovery space and evolved to develop broader legal and compliance SaaS solutions like RelativityOne and Relativity Trace.
Its 1,200+ employees have worked to grow the organization and the power behind its platform, resulting in more than 300,000 enabled users in 48+ countries. In addition to providing a simply powerful platform for their users, Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for 10 consecutive years and continues to scale their team globally. As the company grows, they continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole, authentic self to their team.
Join Relativity in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond. The company doesn't believe in 'ideal' candidates, so if you see a job that sparks your interest, go for it! Wherever you're from, however you identify, and whatever experience you have, you can belong at Relativity.
💎 Wondering how to prepare for a job interview with PagerDuty?
📼 Press PLAY to hear tips that will help you ace your interview, from PagerDuty's Sarah Solecky, Senior Sales Talent Partner, and Doni Evans, Technical Recruiting Business Partner.
📼 What is the best way for candidates to stand out during an interview with PagerDuty? The first thing you should know is that the company recruiters are going into it with a “yes!” mentality. The recruiting team is looking for candidates who are passionate about what they do, visible within the technical world, have graded content that’s viewable online, and (ideally!) even speak at conferences. Make sure you share positive experiences and are open to feedback.
📼 The interview process at PagerDuty starts off with an introductory call with the recruiter when you’ll have a general high-level discussion of your background and experience. The recruiter will ensure that you align with the available opportunity. Moving forward, you’ll have a conversation with the hiring manager, who will then advance you to meeting with the team. At this point, you’ll get a lay of the land, the technical stack scope, and the role’s responsibilities.
Key tip for your interview with PagerDuty
Can you quantify and qualify what you’d bring to the role? Make sure that you’re tailoring your resume to the opening, including your technical qualifications and past career growth. You should provide answers to questions such as: How did you add value to that project? Did you save the company time or money? Adding numbers and percentages that relate to your skill set helps to tell your story.
📨 Are you interested in joining PagerDuty? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to know Sarah and Doni
Sarah Solecky is an energetic and charismatic head of recruitment in a SaaS-based environment who seeks top talent locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and internationally to drive the business forward.
Doni Evans has been a part of PagerDuty for six months now, working alongside the Corporate Talent Acquisition team as a Strategic Partner supporting the US & Canada Business Units, LOB's and Product & Engineering teams.
More About PagerDuty
Latest News: PagerDuty made Parity.org's Best Companies for Women to Advance List 2021!
PagerDuty was founded in 2009 by three innovative software developers who knew what it was like to carry the pager for “always-on” cloud services.
What started as automating on-call rotations has evolved into a multi-product platform that helps companies of all sizes proactively manage their digital operations so their teams can spend less time reacting to incidents and more time building for the future.
💎 Prepare for your interview with engineering hiring managers using some actual examples of go-to questions!
📼 Press PLAY to hear tips from Ami Kumar and Sarah Schell, both Directors of Engineering at GameChanger, on how to prepare for your interview with a hiring manager. They shared some of their favorite questions to ask candidates.
📼 What's the assessment of soft skills like during an interview with a hiring manager? Ami and Sarah, as Directors of Engineering, assess a combination of technical skills and soft skills during your interview. From a softer side, they'll ask you to think about how the changes you're suggesting would impact the users as well as your past experiences and what you learned along the way. When doing so, it's important to provide context. Some questions candidates will be asked are: Who were you working with? What were the objectives? What was the conflict? What options were considered? What were the trade-offs? And most importantly, what was your specific role in that situation?
📼 There are so many different questions that you can ask the hiring manager at the end of the interview, not only for engineering roles but for any role you'd like to apply for. Some great questions to ask are: What is your day-to-day going to look like? What tools and technologies will you get to learn? What kind of growth opportunities and learning opportunities does the company offer? Showing that you're trying to visualize life inside the company helps you stand out to the interviewer.
Last Tip For Your Interview With an Engineering Hiring Manager
To improve your chances of getting hired at GameChanger, Sarah recommends focusing on a couple of areas. First, always work on improving your craft, whether it's writing the swift code, learning about testing patterns, or performing data analyses. Second, Sarah looks for candidates who can work effectively in a team. This means having the ability to collaborate, mentor, be mentored, articulate novel ideas, give feedback, and even respectfully dissent.
📨 Are you interested in joining GameChanger? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to know Ami and Sarah
Ami Kumar is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at GameChanger Media, Inc. and she's getting her Master's degree in Machine Learning at Georgia Tech. She graduated from Columbia University's Fu Foundation of Engineering and Applied Sciences with a major in computer science, following the applications track.
Sarah Schell has been a part of the team at GameChanger for more than four years now. She started as a Data Scientist, and after being the Data Science + Data Engineering Manager, she's now become the Director of Engineering at the company.
More About GameChanger
GameChanger is a dynamic technology company based in New York City with teammates working remotely to solve some of the biggest challenges in tech. They have more than 550,000 youth sports teams on their app and they deliver live video streaming, scorekeeping, and team communication tools that connect families to the most important game of the week.