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191 | State of HR | Paul Wolfe, Indeed

Episode 191 is live! This week, we talk with Paul Wolfe in Austin, Texas.

Paul is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Indeed.com. He oversees all global human resource functions, including talent acquisition, employee retention, compensation, benefits, and employee development.

On today’s episode, Paul shares:

  • What makes a “best job”? What are job seekers really looking for?
  • What is Indeed doing to help employees of all abilities thrive?
  • Are there any new trends in HR that we should be on the lookout for?

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To learn more about the latest tips and research from Indeed, check out their blog at Indeed, including their recent article on the Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019.

Thank YOU for listening! If you’ve enjoyed the show today, don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! When you subscribe, it helps to make the show easier for other job seekers to find the show!

188 | Job Search Advice from Indeed | Paul D’Arcy, Indeed

Episode 188 is live! This week, we talk with Paul D’Arcy in Austin, Texas.

Paul is the Senior Vice President of Marketingat Indeed.com. He oversees worldwide marketing, alliances, and business development for Indeed.

On today’s episode, Paul shares:

  • How is the job search process still flawed?
  • What can we do to be considered for a job given the biases that exist in the hiring process?
  • What advice do you have for us if we are trying to switch to marketing for the very first time?

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcastsor Stitcher.

To learn more about the latest tips and research from Indeed, check out their blog at Indeed or the economist’s website at the Indeed Hiring Lab.

Thank YOU for listening! If you’ve enjoyed the show today, don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! When you subscribe, it helps to make the show easier for other job seekers to find the show!

Tweet your job search questions to me using @Indeed today at NOON CDT!

I have such exciting news to share! I’m in Austin, Texas today with Indeed.com.

At NOON CDT, I will take over the Indeed Twitter account to answer your job search questions!

If you have a job search question, tweet to me at @Indeed between NOON CDT and 1 PM CDT. Use the hashtag #IndeedJobMarket along with your question. I’ll write back with answers to your job search questions!

Whether you have questions about salary negotiation, resume writing, interviewing, or what to wear to a job interview — I’m here to help! Send me a tweet to @Indeed with #IndeedJobMarket.

I can’t wait to hear from you.

Happy hunting!

Angela Copeland
@CopelandCoach

Learn more about this event at www.IndeedJobMarket.com. Read the official contest rules at www.IndeedJobMarket.com/official-rules.

Join me Tuesday for the Indeed Job Market!

I have some exciting news to share with you today! Tomorrow, I will be at the Indeed Job Market and you’re invited! There are three ways to get involved.

  1. Stop by the Indeed Job Market in person in Austin. I will be there to answer your job search questions.
  2. Tweet your job search questions to me at @Indeed at NOON CDT on Tuesday. I will be taking over the Indeed twitter account to answer your questions! Tweet to @Indeed with your job search question and the tag #IndeedJobMarket and I will answer your questions!
  3. RSVP for the event for your chance to win a one-hour career coaching session with me! You can RSVP at www.indeedjobmarket.com, and check out the official rules here: www.indeedjobmarket.com/official-rules/.

As you know, job searching is hard work. So, to make it a little easier, Indeed is bringing the job search to you with the Indeed Job Market. This mobile job search services pop-up is a great place to learn about job searching, to network, and to get the support you need for your successful job search.

The Indeed Job Market pop-up will be located in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, September 22nd. You can come by in person, or you can participate online! I hope to see you there, or to hear from you on Twitter!

At the in person popup in Austin, you’ll find great resources for your search, including:

  • One-on-one job search consultations
  • Indeed Career Guide resources
  • Professional headshots!

I’m so excited to be taking part in this exciting event! I hope you’ll join me.

You’ll have a chance to recharge and explore with complimentary refreshments, professional networking with peers & job search experts, and photo-worthy moments you can share with friends.

On top of all of this goodness, there will be a contest to win an hour long career coaching session with me! RSVP for the event for your chance to win at: www.indeedjobmarket.com. See official contest rules for all the details: www.indeedjobmarket.com/official-rules/.

If you’ll be in Austin, here are the details for coming in person.
What: Indeed Job Market
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM CDT to 7:00 PM CDT
Where: Corner of Guadalupe Street and 25th Street (West Campus)
RSVP: Get your ticket to the Indeed Job Market at www.indeedjobmarket.com

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday in Austin!

Happy hunting!

Angela Copeland
@CopelandCoach

 

171 | 2018 HR Trends | Paul Wolfe, SVP of Human Resources at Indeed.com, Austin, TX

Episode 171 is live! This week, we talk with Paul Wolfe in Austin, TX.

Paul is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the world’s largest job website, Indeed.com.

I interviewed Paul last year about hiring trends and am so excited to be back together to talk about 2018 trends.

On today’s episode, Paul shares:

  • The pros and cons of an unlimited vacation policy
  • The latest update on the interview question “how much do you make?”
  • Why “radical transparency” is important in your job search and what you can find on Indeed, such as salary data and company reviews
  • Why equality in the workplace is such an important issue and what we can all do to contribute
  • New benefit trends for 2018
  • How to identify a great company that treats their employees well
  • What you should do if you’re interested to work at Indeed

Listen and learn more! You can play the podcast here, or download it on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

To learn more about Paul’s work, visit Indeed at www.indeed.com. You can also follow Paul on Twitter at @PWolfe67.

Thanks to everyone for listening! Don’t forget to help me out. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave me a review!

Indeed Unveils New Products for 2018

I recently had the opportunity to attend Indeed Interactive, in Austin, Texas. Indeed.com is the world’s largest job website. It’s like the Google of job searches. Indeed Interactive is the annual conference where thousands of human resources professionals come together to learn about the latest updates to the website and to job seeking this year.

Indeed’s biggest announcement for 2018 was Indeed Assessments. In short, it will allow employers to add testing to their hiring process. So, in addition your application, resume, and job interviews, you may also be asked to take a quiz at some point along the way.

This testing technology was born out of a 2017 acquisition of a company called Interviewed. The technology can be used to screen candidates for a number of different jobs and departments, from technology to sales and customer service.

The purpose of the assessments is to try to make the hiring process more fair. Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed said, “Assessments helps to democratize hiring by giving job seekers an equal opportunity to showcase their qualifications when applying for jobs, so they are able to find the right opportunities faster and easier.”

This logic makes sense. When it comes to jobs, that’s one of the top goals of the internet: to level the playing field of hiring a bit. Never before have we had so much information at our finger tips. Job seekers can find out just how much companies are paying. They can look at employer reviews before they ever step in the door. And, they can connect with company employees through various networking websites.

In fact, Indeed also expanded their company pages this year. Job seekers will now be able to learn more about their prospective employers before applying. Paul Wolfe, SVP of Human Resources at Indeed shared that, “online company reviews are second only to salary information when considering a job offer.” It’s also important to note that Indeed does not allow companies to edit their reviews – even the negative ones. This helps you to ensure that you’re getting the honest scoop on the company before you decide whether or not you want to work there.

Hiring is a complex process. The decision to hire you is typically based on a number of factors, including the content of your resume, how well you interview, and now, how well you’re able to showcase your skills on an exam.

But, as you’re searching, you should remember this. Job searching is a two way street. It’s great for a company to want to hire you for a particular role. But, the job should be right for you too. While the company is evaluating you through job interviews and assessments, evaluate them right back through online company reviews and pay data. The very best fit is one that works well for both sides. Lining up the interests of both sides is part of searching for greatness.

Angela Copeland, a career coach and founder of Copeland Coaching, can be reached at copelandcoaching.com.