Recruitment Professionals Share Their Top Tips To Help Candidates Get Noticed

The tips below come from Fortune’s recent awards given to the 100 Best Companies To Work For and the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2016. Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, is proud to be sixth on Fortune Magazine’s Information Technology Services Most Admired list.07222014_associates_1010161-Edit_scaled


Tip number 1 from Kyle Ewing, Global Staffing Programs, Google:

“We’re looking for people of all backgrounds and experiences who aren’t afraid to bring the hard questions and roll up their sleeves to build the answers. Here at Google we move at an incredibly fast pace – at Internet speed! – so we find that our most successful Googlers are those who can navigate ambiguity and are comfortable taking big risks toward innovation.”

Tip number 2 from Jessica Carleton, Campus and Executive Recruiter, ARI:
“What really impresses me in a candidate is when they’ve done their research on ARI. We’re a unique industry with a special history, and it’s great when the applicant knows that coming into the conversation.”

Tip number 3 from Jennifer Anderson, VP of Talent Acquisition, Capital One:
“We seek candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the courage to challenge the status quo and help us reimagine money for our customers and inspire life. We know we have found a good candidate when we see a deep intellectual curiosity, a passion for our mission and to drive positive change, and an inclination to lead with heart and
humanity.”

Tip number 4 from Amy Richman, Vice President of Global Recruitment, Gartner:

“At Gartner, we know what good looks like due to extensive research. What we’ve found is that a significant differentiating factor is the traits a candidate displays when we meet them. For example, are you driven? Do you solve problems dynamically? Do you have a growth mindset? When we combine the right skillset and traits, we know we’ve found the right person who will be wildly successful at Gartner.”

Tip number 5 from Rod Adams, U.S. Recruiting Leader, PCW:
“One of the best ways to get our attention is to demonstrate that you’re thinking about how your skills and contributions enhance value or propel an organization forward toward its goals or vision. A good elevator pitch that incorporates these ideas, articulates your strengths, and highlights your leadership attributes – business acumen, building relationships, etc. – will give us insight into your personal brand, which is what we find most helpful when comparing candidates.”

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