En sommerhilsen fra vår Managing Partner

Vi tar sommerferie, men mulighetene lever videre!
Compass Human Resources har ansatt svært mange ledere og nøkkelpersoner til en rekke stillinger i løpet av de første 6 månedene i 2019. Aktivitetsnivået er svært høyt, vi vinner stadig nye kunder samtidig som eksisterende kunder har løpende behov for hjelp i alle nordiske markeder.
I Norge er det fortsatt et opphetet kandidatmarked i mange bransjer. For eksempel er etterspørselen etter digital kompetanse, teknologer og nøkkelpersoner som kan bidra til omstilling er stor og har trolig aldri vært større. Det bygges mye i Norge og markedet etterspør prosjekteringskompetanse og prosjektledelse, vi bistår!
Videre tror vi energimarkedet med oljeselskap i spissen kommer tilbake i løpet av høsten. Det er mange signaler som tyder på vi står foran en ny opptur med økende investeringer i både leting etter nye ressurser og effektivisering av produksjon. Grønn energi er et svært hett tema både ute og hjemme. For oss her på berget er vi i en situasjon hvor over 95 % av all energi som produseres i Norge kommer fra vannkraft og er grønn. Dette kan bli en sovepute, men vi ser at fokuset og satsingen på flere fornybare energikilder og teknologi gir et stadig større arbeidsmarked.
Det skjer også mange spennende oppkjøp av selskaper i Norge. Compass gjennomfører hvert år en rekke Due Dilligence-prosesser av ledergrupper i forbindelse med oppkjøp og omorganiseringer. Dette gir inspirasjon og kunnskap vi benytter til det beste for våre kunder.
Vi vil rette en takk til våre kunder som viser oss tillit gang på gang. Dette gir oss muligheten til å treffe utrolig mange interessante kandidater med kunnskap, erfaringer og historier som gjør at vi lærer hver eneste dag.
Nå stenger vi kontoret i 3 uker (uke 28, 29 og 30). Vi tar sommerferie, lader batterier og kommer tilbake fulle av energi og inspirasjon. Vi ser frem til å jobbe videre med mange spennende oppdrag og mennesker i august. Det er utrolig mange muligheter som ligger foran oss.
God sommer fra oss i Compass Human Resources Norge!
med vennlig hilsen
Bjørn Erik
Managing Partner

Nine tips for a good LinkedIn profile

Is there really any point in having a LinkedIn-profile? Why should you put in the effort? And what should it say? Spend one day inside a headhunter’s head, and you’ll find that LinkedIn, next to our own networks, is our go-to-platform, our gold mine, and there are few things we appreciate more than a simple, but informative LinkedIn-profile. The easier it is to understand who you are and what experience you have, the quicker you’ll have us on the phone, possibly pitching your dream job. Read on to find nine simple steps to make your profile serve you well: 

  1. Think about what you want to say with your photo. Your beautiful holiday photo from Greece is great for Facebook, but maybe not when introducing yourself to possible employers on LinkedIn. Sunglasses and a drink in hand does not show how hardworking and responsible you really are. Bonus tip: use the header photo to showcase your interests: traveling, hiking, sports etc.
  1. Write your current title and a short description in the field Headline under your profile picture. This makes it easy to find you in the list when we search for people with your kind of experience. An example could be IT Consultant – cloud, implementation, project management.
  1. In the About under your header (if you do not have this field, it can be added by choosing Add profile section under your header picture), make a short sales pitch about yourself. Highlight your best soft and hard skills. This is what people see first. Remember that only the first two lines are visible before you click See more, so start with the most important. This is also where you put keywords that are relevant to your current job, or the new job you hope to get (IT management, cloud orchestration, ERP implementation ).
  1. Make your profile as complete as possible. What a Project Manager within IT does varies. Help us discover you by describing your most important tasks, what computer programs you use, what tools you are comfortable with and which languages you speak (and the level of proficiency). Also, did you know that many companies allow you to apply for positions with your LinkedIn profile? The more complete the profile, the less you need to fill in each time.
  1. Did your boss say something positive about you and your skills, or did you get positive feedback on a project you managed? Put it on there! We can all brag about ourselves, but when someone else does, it makes more impact!
  1. In the Skills & Endorsements section your 1st degree connections can endorse you for your working skills. The fastest way to get someone to endorse you is to ask your trusted connections. The endorsements show those looking at your profile what skills your current and former co-workers perceive as your most prominent ones, but they also give them a look into the variety of your skills. For a recruiter seeing that 29 people have endorsed you for C++ gives an indication that you know what you are doing. They also work as searchable keywords for recruiters searching for potential candidates.
  1. Speaking of feedback: The Recommendations section on your profile allows others to praise you. This is something they do from their profile, but you can also ask for a recommendation, perhaps from a former manager or a good colleague. Be nice and return the favor!
  1. Looking for a job? Many people are on LinkedIn just because it is practical. If you are actively looking for a job, let recruiters know! Go to Account – Settings & Privacy. Under Privacy, choose Job seeking preferences from the left-hand menu. This will take you to a page that allows you to Let recruiters know you’re open to opportunities. Slide the button to Yes, and you will be more visible to us.
  1. The automatically generated URL for your LinkedIn profile typically consists of your name, hyphens and some random letters and numbers. Let recruiters know that you are a LinkedIn pro, and change this to just your name (if this is taken, add some less random numbers, or your location: johnsmithUK). This is done by clicking Edit public profile & URL in the right-hand column on your profile.

Good luck! We are looking forward to seeing your profile the next time we search LinkedIn for potential candidates.

Compass Human Resources – The Nordic Advantage

 

«It doesn’t matter what we’re doing if we’re not making a difference for other people». In this interview our partner Søren Krogstrup gives you a look into Compass Human Resources’ values, work methods and our Nordic presence.