Top Skills that US Tech Companies Look for When Hiring
LinkedIn recently published a list of the Top 25 skills that got Irish professionals hired on 2015.
We find however that when it comes to some of the non-tech specific skills related to the job, there are a number of other key factors that clients also look for.
Culture fit within the companies and similar competencies that good workers within their companies possess, are often the reason why a company may choose to hire a candidate with 70% of the skills on the job specification rather than someone with 90%.
Bases on the feedback we consistently get form our large Tech clients, I have listed below some of the key things that they look for across most job categories:
- Communicate Effectively
- Language Skills – business fluency in English is a must
- Analytical and Data Driven
- Team Player
- Adaptable to Change
- Sense of urgency
Basic Technology Skills
- Impeccable PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills: Must be extremely comfortable with making presentations, drafting documents and using excel for numerical operations
- Excellent browsing skills: Ability to browse websites, search for information on the right websites and using right search methodologies
- Comfortable with using online apps
What a Good CV should look like
- Be well presented and visually appealing.
- Spell checked and grammatically correct
- Include Achievements – Work, Academic and personal, try to include specific information with facts and figures where possible.
- Make it obvious why this is the right job for you and why you are right for this job.