Our event is approaching, and soon everyone who is looking for a job without experience will be able to learn how to get a successful start on the labor market.
And while you're booking your seat on the free webinar: How do you get your first job if everyone needs experience? , we suggest reading the answers from our speakers to questions from LCWork.
Ulyana Kalyuzhna, Lucky Factory's Global Recruiting Manager
Ulyana is a vivid example of how young workers achieve success and can even share their experience. She is 23 years old, and she is already personally responsible for recruiting in four branches of the company, while working in the main labor markets of Europe.
At the event, she will tell all about the resume: how to write it, what to avoid and how to present yourself from the winning side. We asked her to share her experience and asked her a few questions.
How long have you been working with recruitment?
About 2 years.
It seems that you have a lot of experience with resumes and interviews. And were there any brightest candidates that you remembered (perhaps thanks to their resumes or interviews?)
"Yes of course. At the interview, despite the fact that I have criteria for hard skills that need to be checked, the person is remembered first of all.
I learn the most interesting moments when I check my English and chat on informal topics (what are your hobbies and achievements in life, why did you decide to come to IT).
And it is on these questions that the candidates tell vivid life stories. The most fascinating interviews were with a gentleman from Kharkiv: a bodybuilder, a sailor in the past, and a running fan who completed a marathon.
Of course, such stories make an impression only at the first stage with the recruiter. And the win-win options, which were liked by technical specialists as well, were about how young specialists built processes in the department, how they replaced the senior in the position of Jun. We all love feats :)"
Are there any mistakes job seekers make that keep recruiters from even continuing to read resumes?
"We, recruiters, try to be objective and consider all the provided information as much as possible. That is, I almost always read the resume to the end.
Although there are mistakes: when the information in the resume and in the LinkedIn profile (dates of experience, position, company) do not match, or I learn other data from colleagues. That is, when we notice that the candidate wants to deceive or is hiding something.
Short periods of stay in past companies are repulsive, which may indicate dissatisfaction of the employer or instability of the candidate.
Also, which is relevant now, it is not necessary to raise political and language issues at the first stages of communication. The candidate's critical and aggressive mood was more than once a turning point even before the first call, and we had to end the conversation."
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Taras Shurubor, COO (chief operating officer) of Spribe
This specialist knows everything about the IT field and work in it, because he has a relevant education (Computer Science) and solid work experience in companies related in particular to gambling and fintech.
For more than 10 years, he has covered management positions and will tell from his own experience about the pain points of junior job seekers and about the skills demanded by employers.
The topic of in-demand skills for work is very relevant and will always be so. And what skills are difficult to master in your opinion?
"On the one hand, there are no skills that cannot be mastered by a person. But speaking in the context of work, I would highlight the following:
It is difficult to master those skills that are not characteristic of this or that person. For example, a person is uncommunicative, he is, let's say, an introvert, and extra/new communications for him are additional stress. Human nature is such that it seeks to avoid stress, so mastering the skill of "sales" or public speaking will be an extremely difficult task.
Skills that require a fundamental base are also more difficult. But here it is better to say that they are mastered longer, because you have to learn the basics. I will give an example: a development engineer works on a project related to data analytics.
Rather fundamental knowledge of probability theory and math statistics is required. Therefore, first the mathematical apparatus is mastered, and only then - the data analyst, as an applied tool. Many "leave the distance" without having mastered the mathematical apparatus. But "outwardly" it looks like he has not mastered data analytics, although the root of the problem is deeper."
What rules dictates the year 2022 for employees of the gambling niche (the country of the stock markets)?
"Western culture does not have those stereotypes about gambling that are characteristic of exUSSR countries. There is neither negativity nor a significant share of the "gray niche". These are all public companies operating in accordance with local laws and regulations.
Employees are provided with all the guarantees stipulated by the legislation. Therefore, there is no particular difference between other tech companies. What's more: there is also no fierce competition for personnel in the igaming niche, which is unique to Ukraine. Therefore, the rules are unchanged: "to be in the market" of the ZP. Additional benefits in each of the non-igaming niche companies is a "social package".
What must be able to work fields?
"Everything depends on the position held by the employee. First of all, you need to understand how the igaming niche works: what are the key components of business processes and cash flow.
A very important function for the Western market is compliance. After all, these are regulated markets and it is necessary to constantly maintain "compliance" and respond in a timely manner to all changes both in legislation and in the internal policies of companies."
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Alina Bystrova, founder of iHuman
Alina is the one who accurately understands all the features of recruiting, in particular at the stock market. She has been working in this field for more than 12 years, provides consultations, manages the company. After her speech, you will know exactly how nice it is to impress a recruiter at an interview.
What in the behavior of a novice betrays him?
"A new specialist is issued:
- Nerves, confusion
- If it's a face-to-face interview: sloppy, inappropriate look. Still, it is worth being in accordance with the company's corporate ethics at the interview.
- If it is an online interview: communication interruptions, low quality, untested operation of devices, lack of preparation, noise in the background.
- Lack of information about the vacancy: When asked: explain the duties, tell about the company - indicates that the person did not prepare or is not interested in the job.
Confidence in an interview is preparation.”
How to correctly ask questions to the employer and not "bend" the stick with questions.
"To begin with, you need to prepare for the interview and study the history of the company in all available resources: study the site, subscribe to social networks, study reviews, and also ask about reviews from former employees, this can be found on Google. Before the meeting:
- if it's online: specify which communication service will be used, how long the interview will last, to prepare a quiet place and test the device
- if offline: find out what the company's dress code is, what you need to have with you, it's always good to ask what you should prepare for (the recruiter can advise, read something or give an intro before the interview)
Here is a list of must-have interview questions that we recommend asking when consulting with applicants:
1. What is the rate, what is the bonus (what does the bonus depend on).
2. Is there a length of internship/study that is a passing criterion? Is it paid?
3. Is there a possibility of official employment?
4. Why hire new employees? If the replacement, that is, the person resigned or other reasons?
5. Are there any fines? For what?
6. What equipment is provided for work, is a phone/laptop required?
7. How many employees in the department.
8. What are the selection stages and how quickly is the decision made."
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