12.21.2018

Alaant Advisor

Future Recruiting Needs, Women in STEM Jobs, Best Qualities in a Job Interview, Soft Skills Gaps and more

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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

What You’ll Recruit for in 2022

What You’ll Recruit for in 2022

By: Raghav Singh via ERE.net

The World Economic Forum has just released its annual Future of Jobs Report. Among the findings: New, emerging jobs will increase their share of all jobs from 16 percent in 2018 to 27 percent in 2022. These include data scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, big-data specialists, process automation experts, robotics engineers, blockchain developers, e-commerce and social media specialists, and human-machine interaction designers.

How to Demonstrate Your Best Qualities in a Job Interview

How to Demonstrate Your Best Qualities in a Job Interview

By: Jay Hicks via ClearenceJobs.com

If you are a hungry, honest, humble and smart on a daily basis, you are very desirable by high-performance organizations. Think about your answers well in advance and demonstrate these traits to supercharge your next interview. High-performing organizations are looking for specific personal qualities to enable the hiring of great people. The ideal candidate has qualities beyond the basic job description, education, experience and technical skills. These organizations look for candidates with superior qualities and high standards.

How One Organization Is Keeping Women In STEM Careers

How One Organization Is Keeping Women In STEM Careers

By: Jill Griffin via Forbes

For the bulk of Nicola Morris’ formidable 20-year career, she’s been the only woman in the room. That’s largely because she’s worked primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, where women account for just 22% of the workforce and leave in large numbers each year. Nicola now serves as WEX Inc.’s chief corporate development officer and president of emerging markets, but before that she spent many years in the internet and telecommunications industry.

Misconceptions About Working with a Recruiter

5 Misconceptions About Working with a Recruiter Debunked

By: Miranda March via Alaant Blog

Somewhere along the line, recruiters have gotten a bad rap. We want to take this opportunity to address the worst of these misconceptions about working with us and set the record straight once and for all…

Soft skills gap in workers

Career Advisory Board Survey Reveals Soft Skills Gaps Exist Despite Focused Efforts to Create an Engaged Workforce

via Business Wire

The Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, today announced the results of its 2018 Talent Activation, Employee Experience and Skills Development research, revealing a gap in soft skills such as communications, business acumen and customer service. These gaps persist despite proactive efforts to develop employee experiences designed to foster a highly engaged workforce. This effort, known as “talent activation,” occurs at the recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, and performance evaluation stages of an employee’s tenure.

tech sector employment

Tech’s Tight Employment Trends Will Continue into 2019

By: Nick Kolakowski via Dice

Some 30 percent of employers plan to grow their IT departments next year, according to a new set of predictions from SpiceWorks. SpiceWorks also found that one-quarter of IT pros intend to look for a new job next year, “and 62 percent of IT pros seeking new employment are doing so primarily to earn a higher salary.” Employers are hungry for tech talent; tech pros want more money, and are willing to move to get it.

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

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Office Administration

Albany, NY
  • Very outgoing with a positive mindset
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Arts
  • Brings almost ten years of office and administrative experience
  • Database and MS Excel spreadsheet maintenance
  • Entry level experience with SalesForce and Quickbooks; basic level AP/AR
  • Familiar with calendar scheduling, arranging travel and reservations
  • Comfortable with customer service; handling phone calls and receptionist duties
  • Proficient with MS Office

Certified SAS Developer

Hartford, CT
  • SAS Certified Base, Advanced and Predictive Modeling Developer with experience in design, development and implementation of analytical solutions with profound exposure in banking, financial and collection industries.
  • Automation Programmer utilizing SAS to extract transform and load (ETL) various data sources including flat files, spreadsheets, SQL tables and datasets to Network and FTP end points leveraging automation and reducing manual intervention.
  • Versed in Data Analysis, Manipulation and Report Generation using large datasets to produce business intelligence metrics reporting while enhancing performance and reducing server CPU utilization.
  • Gathered, analyzed and documented business requirements and processes for medium to large-scale systems projects. Enhanced process improvements to increase efficiency and streamline business processes.
  • Impact Analyst responsible for documented 8000+ fields, data sources and program details for firm-wide migration upgrade transitioning from Legacy collections systems to Fidelity FIS systems during technology refresh ensuring accuracy of data mapping, data mart development and downstream business line impacts.
  • Robust Professional Experience in Data Analysis, Application Development, Data Cleansing, Normalization and SAS Reporting.
  • Exceptional verbal and written and strong communication skills explaining complex technical concepts and applications to both technical and non-technical audiences at ease including senior management, operations and risk business lines.
  • Reporting Team Lead with 5+ years’ experience leading project initiatives, managing dynamic production environmental changes and driving project goals to completion.
  • Utilized SAS/ACCESS and PROC SQL to connect to Oracle, Teradata, MS Access relational databases via ODBC connections using pass-through queries to standardize data marts and generate cross-platforms.
  • Statistical Analyst with exposure in Linear/Logistic Regression, GLM, Decision Trees, ANOVA and Predictive Modeling.
  • He has a great personality and a very professional manner.

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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