Today’s job market favors the knowledge worker.
They have experience, solid educational background and the polish to communicate well with customers and seek out opportunities for growth and development within their organizations. These same characteristics prompt the knowledge worker, an intrinsically savvy job seeker, to improve his or her odds of landing a position by researching a potential employer to gain whatever information advantage possible.
Most technology companies will happily share what they’re looking for in potential employees. Why not? They’re in the business of finding talented IT professionals, and information can be a great differentiator for both parties looking to discern proper fit and the likelihood of a beneficial employer-employee relationship. Consider FrontPages Web Hosting Network, a division of Amp Technology LLC. Rob LaMear IV, president and CTO for Amp, said his organization is all about hiring.
The organization expects to double the number of employees in its St. Louis headquarters by the end of the year. More than 50 percent of its staff work in junior and senior systems engineer positions in two main areas: data-center maintenance and help-desk support.
LaMear said, as the company launches its aggressive recruiting efforts, problem-solving ability and analytical skills rate high on the list of qualities it screens for in potential IT candidates.
“We actually test for those metrics so that we have a baseline, if you will,” he explained.
“There are standardized IT tests, you can test industry or role specific, and there’s also some standard analytical testing you can do.…
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