With the London startup careers fair SiliconMilkRoundabout taking place in East London, the good folks at Adzuna have gathered some start up and technology employment data below that might be of interest to companies and jobseekers alike.
One thing is for sure, London Startups drive a hot tech employment market and here are some of the key findings from the study:
- There are 3,134 Graduate technical jobs available in the UK and over 1,000 in London currently listed on Adzuna, the UK’s most comprehensive job search engine.
- The average Banking IT salary is £57k which is 19% higher than the average tech start up salary. Tech startups offer greater job satisfaction and the upside of options, but this salary gap is what the start hiring community is up against.
- 23% of start ups currently hiring in London are offering stock to graduate tech employees; 0% of banks hiring graduates are offering stock.
- Graduate Mobile developers can demand a premium, with the average graduate salary for iPhone developers at £34k and Android developers at £35k, 20% higher than the average graduate tech job.
- Despite what appears to be an abundance of tech jobs in the UK, 13.1% of computer science graduates remain unemployed (source: HESA). 7,000+ computer scientists graduated this summer from University in the UK.
If your company is looking to hire graduates, there are social media in recruitment strategies designed to capture this demographic, social recruiting consultancy Link Humans
can help you.
Didn't you always wonder how folks found jobs back in the day? I mean the day before LinkedIn. Were there neolithic recruiters? Were headhunters literally that? We will never know.
What we do know is that there were jobs then that have somehow vanished. Some of the best job titles from medieval times are: Fuller, arming squire, leech collector, barber-surgeon, stone worker, lime burner, treadmill worker, lance maker, chain-mail maker, royal falconer, purple maker, and shepherd.
Titles like these surely stir up your interest in the job market of yesteryear. Thankfully we have a nice infographic that describes how our forebears went about their careers, check out the Western Civilization's Historical Guide to the Job Search.
So you’ve had your interview and thought that nothing could top those nerves, until you realise you have still got to wait for the results. The anticipation commences the moment you step out of the interview room, all the possible mistakes you made or all the wrong things you might have said begin playing and your mind and you dismiss all the good things.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a hint of whether you did well or botched the job interview altogether? Here are some clues that might help you along the way:
1. The Next Call
During your interview, a great sign that you are up for the job is when the hiring manager schedules you for a second interview before you have left, it can only mean that s/he wants to know more about how qualified you are for the job. However, statements like, “We well just call you” can be devastating and could be one of the signs that you have to move on and try for another job.
See Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Nail that Job Interview
for more tips.
2. Interview Over time
Everyone knows that Interviewers do not waste their time with unqualified applicants, if you are not suited for the position it is highly unlikely that your interview will run over time, so if it does – this is a good sign. If the interview begins to get more personal, it means that that they are more interested in you and most likely studying your traits very carefully. Remember some jobs are about more than just your degree, you need a personality too – especially when working within a team.
3. Meet and greet the team
Some interviewers are known to let the possible new hire meet the soon-to-be colleagues at work. This a great sign! It is often the case that the interview wants to know how well other office personnel respond to you. They wouldn’t waste their time with this is they weren’t contemplating making you part of the team.
4. Selling the company
When the interviewer spends more time talking in detail about the position or the organization and begins to tell you in detail all the advantages of working for the company, it’s a positive sign that you are going to get the job. If your interviewer then begins running through a detailed description of the role that you might the job more appealing to you, then they are probably trying to make sure no one else gets to you first.
You might also want to check out How To Sell Yourself in a Job Interview
5. Future boss reveals plans
One of the clearest and most obvious signs is if you interviewer comments on how they are looking forward to having you as part of the team. If you then begin discussing future plans about a possibly project that you would be working on within the job; it is a discreet way of welcoming you to the company.
However, with all the competition that there is around you in today’s job market, it is essential to put your best foot forward during the job interview. Try and read all the possible hints that are been let off, although do remember that an interviewer can do any of the above and maybe not mean anything by it.
Equally they may show great interest in you but eventually settle for someone else. If you are not successful, don’t worry. Pull your head up high and keep applying - there are still 452,639 jobs
still available in the UK.
This is a guest post from Rebecca Airey, Community Assistant & Writer at job site Adzuna.co.uk, connect with her at @adzuna
We all know recruiters use social media to screen candidates on a daily basis. But how are they doing this?
The good folks down at Reppler recently conducted a survey of 300 professionals who are involved in the hiring process at their company to understand the use of social networks for screening job applicants. The results of this survey are shown in this infographic below.
3 key takeaways from the study:
1. Whether you like it or not, hirers are using social networks to screen job applicants. This means it is important to carefully manage your image on these types of sites.
2. Facebook and Twitter are being used a lot to screen job applicants. On Facebook and Twitter, we believe hirers are trying to get a more personal view of a candidate, rather than the resume-like view they will see on LinkedIn.
3. Hirers are looking at the social networking profiles of candidates very early in the process. This means that job seekers need to have their online act in order before they begin looking for a job.
The bottom line is that it is important for users, whether they are looking for a job or building up their professional reputation, to manage their online image across the different social networks they use.
If you are interested in learning more about social media in recruitment, check out Link Humans
, a social recruiting consultancy based in London.