Last week we posted a job opening for an office admin position- it generated over 300 candidates. As a small business owner, this type of information is incredibly valuable for understanding what is happening in the economy. Here is an example: many of the candidates are coming from the mortgage and real estate industries- two heavily hit sectors of the US economy right now. It's not surprising that applicants want to switch industries.
In the last few months we've made some aggressive changes to our talent benefits. As the economy fluctuates, we're focused on long term growth with our employees. It's nice to be able to provide perks to the team, but it's also a symbol of the work environment we want to project to our clients and candidates. We want highly motivated team members that are efficient with their time *and* driven to succeed. The perks are a great way to celebrate our success.
What is ZURB looking for? We want T-shaped people who are optimistic, love problem solving, and always hungry to learn. Every day. We also value employees that are humble too (half the team is from the Midwest). It's a tall order, but we're committed to building the right team to help start-ups succeed. If you've submitted your resume to us, here is some feedback to help you get noticed:
- Spell check. I'm surprised by how many candidates don't review their cover letters.
- Don't tell us why you find our perks great. Tell us how you'll work hard to get them.
- Who are you? A resume doesn't tell your whole story.
- Invest yourself. If you were working at ZURB, what do you think we value in a candidate?
Over the next few months we'll have more job openings available. As we refine our selection process, we'd love to hear your ideas for finding great people!