The Hidden Gems: How to Attract Passive Job Candidates
The tech industry is highly competitive, there are several things job candidates can do to stand out during the hiring process.
Demonstrate your values
Pro-bono or volunteer work shows that you value giving back to your community and supporting causes that you care about. Volunteering your time and skills for a cause demonstrates your initiative and willingness to take on challenges, it often involves working with limited resources or tight timelines, which can demonstrate your ability to manage projects and work efficiently.
Validate your strengths
Having positive recommendations from colleagues, managers, or clients can provide credibility to your skills and experience, giving potential employers or clients a better understanding of your abilities. Having these on your LinkedIn profile can set you apart from other job candidates or professionals in your field who don't have recommendations.
Building a personal connection
Sending a thank you note after a job interview can help you stand out, reinforce your interest in the job, and build a personal connection with the interviewer, all of which can increase your chances of getting hired.
Standing out in the tech industry requires more than a list of technical skills and experience. Strong soft skills can make the difference to hiring teams when deciding between multiple candidates.