Candidates are expected to choose those organizations which provide certain sort of autonomy as well as freedom in taking the decisions, implementing the policies etc. In-addition, apart from salary figure, the other factors that are increasingly motivating the top talent to accept the offer is the technologies the employers are working on, modernity in its working style and culture, the presence of senior specialists etc.
Flexible working times as well as working conditions to top the priority of the candidates
Longer commuting time and family responsibilities are motivating the employers to be more flexible about the working hours and conditions. Several research reports say that the productivity levels of the employees will go up with flexible work schedules and timings. This act will be mutually beneficial to the employer and employee. This will also add to attract and retain the right talent and to put a full stop to the attrition.
Usage of virtual profiles which will allow external network accessing, video conferencing tools and online collaboration, providing tablet devices will all lead to the productivity of the organization.
Demand for More managerial and senior positions
As the ICT industry grows, so is the requirement for managerial and senior position jobs. With the presence of large number of start ups, there is growing demand for the above two roles. Employers are on the lookout of highly skilled professionals for their mission critical development projects and technical departments. Some employers might offer higher pay packets but it’s better to choose a role which will hone your skills and will pave way for your better future by the year 2018 / 2020 than look for short term gains.
Big Data, Mobile and automation technologies will continue to rule the roost
Job opportunities in Big Data, Mobile and automation technologies will continue to rule the roost and are expected to provide the most number of job opportunities. Candidates with excellent mobile software development skills, software testing skills with java coding background, manual and automating testing skills will be in high demand.
Inadequate preparation for the interview to cost a bomb
Several candidates think that the resume will speak about them. It’s true to some extent. However, once you’re called for an interview, it will depend on how you present yourself, how you connect with others, how you can express yourself and how you can handle immense pressure and how much you’re interested in the job role.
Basic preparation is mandatory and you should be always ready to attend an interview within short notice. Willingness to attend the interview at-least 10-15 mins early, dressing appropriately, practicing handshakes and maintaining seat posture and eye contact with the interviewer will all improve your chances of getting hired.
Research well about the company before attending the interview, follow them on their social networking sites, get to know the future plans of the organization and identify your strong points in helping meet the organizational goals.
Apart from it, practice writing up and rehearsing the answers until you can sound natural. Make sure that you discuss the challenges and project and career glitches you have faced in your career and how you have overcome them.