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 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.
Stop by the Indeed Job Market in person in Austin. I will be there to answer your job search questions.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
Today is truly a historic day in the world of job seeking! Job search giant Glassdoor.com has just announced that they have been sold to Recruit Holdings for $1.2 B.
Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman announced the deal in a tweet, stating, “Excited to announce Glassdoor is joining together with Recruit Holdings.”
Recruit Holdings is a large company based in Japan that primarily focuses on HR-related businesses. For example, they own a number of global staffing firms. But, the one company that’s already in their portfolio that you have definitely heard of is Indeed.com. Glassdoor is the world’s fastest growing job website, while Indeed is ranked as the largest.
Glassdoor and Recruit Holdings cite the following benefits that will come from the acquisition:
Enhance the ability to deliver better solutions to job seekers and employers over the long term
Expand further into the growing HR technology industry
Strengthen capabilities of their HR technology platform with one of the strongest brands in the industry
Brings an experienced and talented Glassdoor management team into Recruit
If you are like most job seekers, you probably don’t remember a time when Glassdoor wasn’t a household name. But, this iconic job website just got its start ten years ago – in June of 2008 – in Mill Valley, California. In this relatively short time, Glassdoor has helped to push the needle of transparency in the workplace – in terms of both pay and company ratings and reviews. They have also provided job seekers another resource for both applying online, and for researching the interview processes within companies.
The transparency created by sites like Glassdoor opens the doors for professionals on both sides of the hiring desk to have more frank and honest conversations about issues, such as equal pay.
Over the last ten years, Glassdoor has grown to now include visitors from more than 190 countries and 770,000 companies. They have participation from more than 160,000 companies — and have received more than 40 million company reviews from employees. This all adds up to 59 million unique visitors per month.
As you can imagine, this is some pretty big news for those job seekers looking for a new career. Glassdoor and Indeed are both incredible sites with unique strengths. It will be exciting to see what the two can create for the future, together.
For the full press release about the Glassdoor acquisition by Recruit Holdings, visit Glassdoor.com: https://www.glassdoor.com/press/new-chapter/