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Future of Work - Hybrid model - 5 times increase in remote jobs

This year the employee's job switching intent doubled.This year 41% of employees plan to leave their current job - Based on Microsofts 2021 Work Trend Index. The reason for job-change is the availability of remote jobs. Companies are now hiring from anywhere for anywhere 
  • 73% of workers surveyed want flexible remote work options to continue.
  • Remote job postings on LinkedIn increased more than five times during the pandemic.
  • Over 40% of the global workforce is considering leaving their employer this year and 46% are planning to move now that they can work remotely.

Summary of Work Index below 

  • Flexible work is here to stay.
  • Leaders are out of touch with employees and need a wake-up call.
  • High productivity is masking an exhausted workforce.
  • Gen Z is at risk and will need to be re-energized.
  • Shrinking networks are endangering innovation.
  • Authenticity will spur productivity and well-being.
  • Talent is everywhere in a hybrid work world.

The full findings can be viewed at Microsoft’s Worklab, a digital publication about the future of work.

About WorkLab

WorkLab is a Microsoft digital publication devoted to illuminating the future of work, grounded in research and the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic. By bringing together science-based insight and thoughtful, compelling stories on how work is changing, WorkLab’s mission is to start larger conversations about the future of work and help customers in the process.

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Tips to ace your next virtual interview

Corona virus pandemic has given an opportunity to work from anywhere - That of-course helped to increase opportunity for more people to come towards work . This options obviously in-turn increased the competition in the job market.

So for a given opportunity , in the upcoming days we can expect more applicants. Virtual interviews will be the common mode of hiring - that will provide more convenience to attend the interviews without traveling & attend interview from anywhere as per your convenience. This virtual interview mode also automatically increase the overall applicants & interview attendance count 

So you can expect more competitions.

Virtual interview its important to impress online. Here are few tips to ace your virtual interview better 


-Focus on what, where & how you say 

-Try to connect your interests , passions with companies values

-Your background during interview  (Try to signal who you are - may be book shelf with what you read etc)

- Make sure voice is clearly audible, talk slowly - emphasise on  main points 


Practice your virtual interviews. Speak to the camera, record it , review by yourself & take help from your friends to review. 

At Hireclap we help jobseekers to create 2 min introduction visume - You can create this by just creating a profile at www.hireclap.com , these profiles will be shared with actively hiring employees to increase the opportunity to attend virtual interviews 


All the best for your next virtual interview 

Team Hireclap.com 

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Asynchronous pre-recorded video interviews -Speed up the hiring time by 80%

In the uncertain and difficult phase of the pandemic , the one thing that kept us together has been technology. Technology aided us by helping us to connect & resume normalcy in a faster and better manner, and there was no exception for the recruitment space as well.

Hireclap introduced Video profiles “Visume” - to hire candidates virtually.The asynchronous 2 minutes video profile provides details about the candidates & why companies should hire them.

 

- Speed up Hiring

The asynchronous pre-recorded video interviews can speed up the hiring time by 80% - as the recruiters can simply review , rate the candidates as per their convenient time.Also pre recorded videos eliminate the need to schedule a mutually convenient time for interviews.

- Interview more candidates

Recruiters can evaluate the relevant matching video profiles as per their convenience from anywhere, ability to replay , fast forward or share to colleagues .Candidates also have the luxury to capture their video profiles as per their convenience -review , correct and upload the best intro video from their mobile phone or laptop 

- Avoid hiring biases

Pre recorded video interviews reduce hiring biases by asking same questions in same way to all candidates.Pre recorded videos allows hiring stakeholders to re-watch the videos - enables collaborate hiring & transparency as a team, to hire the right candidates with ease.


Write to recruit@hireclap.com to understand more about video interviews , assessments & virtual hiring solutions .Post your hiring requirement directly at www.hireclap.com 

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Hackathons - The Ideal platform to Improve Employability

Hackathons and coding Contest are turning out to be the ideal platform for developers to showcase their coding talent, sharpen their skills, and work on real-time projects.


There are few coding competitions which are held on a Pan India basis such as

TechGig Code Gladiator 2021 . Software developers and programmers have been leveraging this platform for the past 8 years to brush up their programming knowledge and to chase their dream jobs.


Hackathons and Coding contest boost the employability of a candidates through the following:-


1. Low-risk learning : Hackathons are the easiest way to dive into riskier projects and learn about the different tools, techniques, and approaches. The participants can easily know about the problems, risks involved, and have a chance to win without putting anything at stake.


2. Convert concepts into actions : It’s a path to judge candidates and their creativity to transform the ideas into prototypes. The software development cycle gives exposure for the candidates that reach better employability.


3. Enhance soft skill and learn new tech skills : Learn diverse tech skills, and enhance soft skills. Participants can learn new technology or tools while polishing up their communication, presentation, collaborative, and team-player skills that will increase the authentication of resumes.


4. Recognition

It is a great way to connect, meet, and collaborate with IT professionals that are already in the market or work in top companies.


5. Improve problem-solving skills : The candidates need to think fast, work smartly, and focus on key elements. These can be analysed by the employers to hire candidates that fit the business requirements.


The best thing about hackathons is the exposure to be in touch with the market brands. The brands open up the doors for the participants to learn, grow, and get hired


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Create your first video resume at Hireclap

Hello job seekers!!

Applying for jobs and not hearing back from them?

Its probably because recruiters are not able to find your resume.

Is your resume also on paper?

Why dont you change things a little bit and make a visume? A video resume!! 

Stand out and get noticed by recruiters from a sea of resumes.


Wondering how to do that?


I got you covered.

Go to www.hireclap.com.


Register yourself and You can upload the video in real-time. Review yourself, if you dont like it, improve yourself and make a video again.


You can talk about your strengths, weakness, achievements and showcase your personality with a 2 min video.


We have also discovered that video resumes get noticed 60% more than traditional resumes.


So, I dont know what you are waiting for this placement season? Log on to Hireclap and increase your chances of getting hired!



6 Most common and frequently asked interview question and sample answers

6 Most common and frequently asked interview question and sample answers


Q1  Tell us something about yourself ?

-This is an opportunity for you to showcase your communications skills. The interview wants to know you beyond your CV. They want to know who you are as a person. They are also looking at how confident you are in presenting yourself. So keep your introduction brief and also interesting. 


You can say like -  My name is Anu and I am a hardworking management graduate from XYZ university with an overall CGPA of 9. I have also done Digital marketing courses from Coursera. Because my father was in the army, I had the privilege of growing up in more than 4 to 5 cities across India. In my free time, I like to indulge in sports, particularly football and tennis.


It is just a sample introduction for your reference. Frame your introduction such a way that your 2 min introduction create a very good first impression 


Q2 What are your strengths ?

-Here the interviewer is asking this to know if you are aware of your strengths. So, when you are talking about your strengths, you must be confident but you should also make sure that you are not overconfident. Talk about a couple of your strengths and also give examples from your life where these strengths have been reflected.      


For example - you can say I have good leadership skills. In college, I was the captain of the basketball team and not only that in my final year I led my college to victory in one of the most prestigious inter-college fests.


Q3 What are your weaknesses ?

-It’s important to stay positive throughout the interview. So choose the right words and be prepared. Talk about the things you are not good at but also mention the steps you have taken to overcome them. 


For example - You may struggle with time management. So you can say that I have difficulties managing my time. I either work too much which hampers my personal life or I get too lazy which is a hurdle to my professional life. But during my last internship, I tried to maintain a work-life balance and followed a proper routine.


We will be covering more most common, frequently asked questions in the upcoming videos 



Post your 2 min visume at https://www.hireclap.com & get hired by companies that are hiring. Create your first video profile and increase your chances of getting hired.

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Impressive Sample Video Resume for MBA Freshers | How to make a Video Resume for your Dream Job

Impressive Sample Video Resume for MBA Freshers


The must-have points to include in an impressive video resume are

- A nice introduction 

- Education background

- Brief about your prior work experience/internships

- Your skills

- Achievement / Awards / Recognitions

- Sign off (Conclusion)


Post your 2 min visume at https://www.hireclap.com & get hired by companies that are hiring. Create your first video profile for free and increase your chances of getting hired.

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What are your salary expectations?

What are your salary expectations?


Now you're giving an interview for a company and they ask you this question in the middle of it and you go blank at that moment!


But how can I tell you what salary I'm expecting?


Your mind rushes to think about ways to deflect the question to avoid having to answer until you are ready. But trust me, you should know that this question is the major deal breaker between you and your interviewer.


So, in today's video, we are going to understand what the interviewer wants to know!

The way you answer this question decides if you're getting the desired salary or not get an offer at all.

But before that, let's discuss points which are a big no-no and which sure must be avoided in all cases :


1. An exact amount - It's not suggestible to say a fixed figure while discussing your paycheck as it will not leave much room for further salary negotiation from both ends and you may come about as rude or too direct.


2. Being unprepared - Having no idea what to say when asked for a salary range may leave a negative impact on the interviewer as it can cost you a job offer if answered the wrong way or you might even end up working for a less-than-desirable salary.


3. Too high of a salary - It's quite risky to state a very high range of payscale while mentioning your salary expectations for a job. Your salary range should fall in alignment with both the industry standards and the level of worth and value that you're capable of adding to the company.


Some hiring managers may ask you your preferred salary early on in the hiring process before you fully understand all of the details of the job and whether it's a position you're truly interested in.

While you'll have to eventually talk about your salary expectations, a good answer for deflecting this question is as follows: Before I provide an answer, I'd like to get more acquainted with the position and the company so I can better provide a more accurate salary expectation.


But what does the interviewer wants to know from the candidate and why do they ask this question even before it's required :

1. They already have a fixed budget and wants to make sure if the candidate is ready to willingly moves ahead in the process without wasting their time and resources.

2.  They want to gauge on the candidate's worth and calibre and makes sure if the interviewee is aware of their own potential and that they don't sell themselves short. 

3.  Some employers intentionally place a bigger premium on certain positions despite a general market value in the name of bargain hunting.

This means that the salary they expect to pay for a certain position may be lower or higher than the going rate.



Apart from these impromptu replies, it's always better to respond specifically. 

And in order to do that one should - 

1. Research the salary for the position well in advance before sitting for the interview.

2. Factor in any expenses - Analyse and understand if there is supposed to be any overhead expenditure apart from your service to the company. Also, one must be able to calculate the living costs, daily commute to office, food, lodging & similar expenses that should be covered well in your expected salary amount.

3. Choose a salary range-  This is always advisable because it provides for flexibility both in being considered for the job and also while negotiating the salary.

4. Be open to other compensation options - 

5. Avert the question -

    What you should say instead :

    Say that you're flexible.

                       You can try to skirt the question with a broad answer, such as, “My salary expectations are in line with my experience and qualifications.” Or, “If this is the right job for me, I'm sure we can come to an agreement on salary.” This will show that you're willing to negotiate.


Post your 2 min visume at https://www.hireclap.com & get hired by companies that are hiring. Create your first video profile and increase your chances of getting hired.

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Best recruitment videos by companies - Fun Engaging way of hiring

Listing the best amazing recruitment videos created by good brands to attract good talents to join them. Video content create traction & suggest to create your company recruitment video to boost your applications 

Recruitment videos are best way to showcase your company , culture, career growth easily to new incumbents 

1) Mcdonalds recruitment video 



2) Apple


3) Fiverr


4) Google


Each videos given here are different , but unique in one way - they did an excellent job to reach out to candidate in an engaging fun way - than normal job-posting

Hireclap helps organisations  to hire candidates from video profiles #visume. Write to recruit@hireclap.com to hire candidates effectively in engaging way 


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Indian job market continues to get more competitive in 2021

Indian job market continues to get more competitive in 2021

Though there is professional uncertainty, worry among the professionals in India - 3 in 4 Indian professionals will be looking for a job change in 2021 , based on LinkedIn  jobseeker survey 

Few insights on the jobseeker survey 

  • Most of the professionals are confident about their career growth in coming years
  • Jobseeker believe  Up skilling & online learning helps to land in better jobs
  • Attending networking event also a good idea to find better opportunities  

Jobseekers worried about lengthy hiring process , multiple recruitment stages & long application documents 


Jobseekers prefer shorter applications & hiring process . Faster hiring processes helps to find better quality candidates joining to your organisations.Visit Hireclap.com for recruitments through 2 minute video profile #visume quicker , faster hiring process