Making a "match" means finding the right technical fit coupled with someone who matches your company’s unique cultural values, needs and industry offerings.
|Ask your current team and network for referrals (incentives help, pointed questions might be even better. When you ask your people, “who is the best Software Engineer you know other than you?” it reframes how they’re thinking about referrals)
|Take a hard look at the job description you have posted (does it strike you as a position you’d want to apply for when you were at that level? Have you written it in a way that highlights not just the experience you’re looking for, but also the attributes/characteristics of a successful candidate?)
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|Keep it chronological (recruiters and hiring managers want to see where/when you did what you did)
|Quantify your accomplishments (wherever possible, highlight how the projects you’ve completed have either made or saved the company money and/or created a positive business outcome)
|Include the specific technologies that you’ve used, where you’ve used them (if you don’t do this, you’ll be asked by every recruiter and hiring manager what technologies you’ve used where/when) and finally
|When you apply to a job posting, tailor your resume to reflect the job description (insofar as you have the experience listed, you’ll want to make it a no-brainer for the person on the other end of the Applicant Tracking System to invite you to interview).
|Stay in touch with former leaders (it can be a text or email, but check in every once in a while to see how your former boss is doing)
|Take interviews (there is nothing wrong with setting the expectation up front that you’re happy in your current position, but open to exploring something else. If you set the expectation upfront that you probably won’t leave where you are, you’ll come out the other side with a new contact. One who may have the “right” job for you in the future).
|Help others find a job (they won’t forget it, and you’ll be the person they’ll think of when a future leader of theirs mentions that they may be opening something up soon).
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