Webinars

How to Make Yourself a Better Job Candidate and Stand Out in a Crowd

Presenter: Jennifer Selden, Regional Recruiting Director of the Mid Atlantic and Southeast regions for Randstad Technologies and Kathy Van Pelt, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Randstad Technologies

Even though it's a sellers' market for most IT workers, the "best" job candidates get offered the most attractive jobs. Sometimes conveying what makes you the "best" candidate is unclear - is it just about technical skills or is there more to it? There are issues job candidates should be aware of to improve their results and land a job that best suits their immediate needs and career goals.

In this webinar, Jennifer Selden, Regional Recruiting Director and Kathy Van Pelt, Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Randstad Technologies will offer insights on how the tech job market is changing and the challenges and opportunities candidates need to understand, including:

> What are the most important "soft" skills organizations are looking for and why having them will make you a much more attractive candidate?

> Why being a good cultural fit for an employer might be more important than compensation.

> How to prove that you're a self-starter.

> Understanding how organizations' expectations of IT workers have changed from that of a support role to a line function - and what that means for you.

> Which other high-demand tech skills will set you apart regardless of your specialty.

Jennifer Selden is the Regional Recruiting Director of the Mid Atlantic and Southeast regions for Randstad Technologies. Jennifer's key objective in this role is to work with her teams to build long lasting relationships, while driving recruiting excellence and collaborative success. Throughout the past seven years at Randstad Technologies, Jennifer has demonstrated success in many roles including Managing Director, Recruiting Director, and Account Executive. Her perspective on what tech talent wants in a future employer and what hiring managers look for in potential team members has been quoted in several IDG publications including CIO, Network World, CSO and InfoWorld. Jennifer holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College.

Kathy Van Pelt is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider in the US. She is responsible for all areas of marketing for the company including: strategy, thought leadership, case study development, website, public relations, industry events, and social media. Prior to her role at Randstad, Kathy held a number of marketing executive positions with technology and technology services companies; as well as, ran her own marketing consulting business. Throughout her career, Kathy has leveraged her 10 years of Toastmasters experience by speaking at industry events on a variety of topics. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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