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How to Keep Hiring Engineers During the Holidays

Posted on December 4, 2018 by Jack Trompert

After months of recruiting and hiring top engineering candidates, it’s finally the time of year where you can look forward to a well-deserved break. But while the holidays are a great time to cash in those vacation days, it’s also a golden opportunity to discover and hire the best candidates.

Don’t let the best engineering candidates go cold over the holidays. With less competition and a dedicated candidate pool in the winter season, it makes good business sense to maximize your efforts before you ring in the new year. Stay proactive and finish the year off strong by adopting these tactics into your holiday hiring agenda.

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Talent CIRCUIT Picks: A Roundup of Top Semiconductor Candidates to Hire

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Jack Trompert

The number of great technical candidates has risen and fallen a lot throughout the years. Nowadays, the talent search isn’t easy; hiring managers have to stay laser-focused on filling critical open roles productively and efficiently or risk losing the best candidates to competitors.

At the Talent CIRCUIT, we take strong measures to select, interview, and qualify candidates to build a talent repository focused on the chip industry. The result? A list of highly competent candidates available when you need them.

Through our research and data, we uncovered popular roles and candidate pools to keep on your radar for future projects. Let’s explore some of the top engineering talent and in-demand roles we have available in the CIRCUIT to help you refresh your hiring pipeline.

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How to boost your chances of hiring top engineering candidates

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Jack Trompert

It’s the third round of interviews, and you’re close to making an offer with a top engineering candidate. But the odds of sealing the deal with the best candidate might slip through your fingers. In a candidate-driven market, they’re weighing their options between offers. As companies race to snag the best engineers, what can you do?

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Key metrics for success: How to improve your recruiting process for engineers

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Jack Trompert

If you’re trying to stay competitive in today’s candidate-driven job market, freshening up your recruiting and hiring process is a good place to start. Nowadays, hiring managers need to be smarter and more efficient to attract and drive candidates through the door. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million unfilled computer specialist jobs, with new graduates only filling about 30 percent of open roles. This means organizations need to act fast and adapt in order to find the best technical candidates.

The first step to identify any shortcomings in your process is to look at your cornerstone metrics. The second is knowing how to optimize for them. In this article, let’s take a look at how hiring managers can improve these five key metrics to get the top engineering talent.

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Semiconductor Technology + Beyond: The best news and breakthroughs to know

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Jack Trompert

Summer is over, and fall festivities are in full force. While you’re ramping up for the fourth quarter, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the peaks and valleys of this past season. Read on to explore the latest semiconductor news and technology breakthroughs in the third quarter of 2018.

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5 Cornerstone Metrics to Track for the Best Engineering Talent

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Jack Trompert

As a hiring manager in the semiconductor field, your goal is to find the top engineering talent for your team. But searching for the cream of the crop is not an easy task if you’re not consistently measuring for success.

Metrics are important to find what’s working and not working in your recruiting and hiring process. With evolving technology, competitive job markets, and hiring trends and disruptions, it’s important to choose and evaluate the right metrics to drive meaningful impact in your organization and become a competitive force in the semiconductor industry.

Today, let's look at five cornerstone metrics to track to help you find and hire the top engineering talent.

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4 Soft Skills Hiring Managers Look for in Engineers

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Jack Trompert

Study after study (after study!) have shown which attributes companies value most in leaders and new hires. The results are clear: soft skills matter.

Devin Fidler, research director at the Institute for the Future, predicted, “As basic automation and machine learning move toward becoming commodities, uniquely human skills will become more valuable.” Most modern engineering jobs will require unique and specialized skills, but having technical chops are only half the battle. In the eyes of recruiters, engineers with a healthy mix of technical abilities and soft skills stand out from the crowd.

Let's look at how these four soft skills can give you a competitive edge in the job market:

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3 tools every layout engineer should know

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Jack Trompert

The realm of semiconductor jobs is big and diverse. Engineers of all disciplines and experiences play a role in creating the next generation of electronics. But an innovator needs the right resources to stay ahead of the game. Whether you’re a budding engineer or a specialist looking to make a switch, having the necessary tools of the trade is as important as knowing the technical know-how of the craft.

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5 Best Podcasts for Engineering and Tech Hiring Managers

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Jack Trompert

The best leaders and managers are always looking for ways to sharpen their skills and gain fresh perspectives. Aside from attending conferences, workshops or exploring the internet, there’s another channel of discovery and education that’s popular with passionate learners: podcasts.

Whether you’re commuting to work, working out, or taking a lunch break, podcasts are an incredibly economical and convenient way to invest in yourself and transform your day. With hundreds of topics from popular culture, comedy, education, politics, sports, technology, and more, there’s no limit to what you can learn as an avid listener—or as a professional hiring manager.

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Living in a 5G World: The Future of Wireless Technology

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Jack Trompert

The fifth generation wireless network (5G) made its international debut at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with driverless shuttle buses, 360-degree video footage, and SmartSuits that send vibrating signals to wearable devices.

But the future of wireless technology isn’t reserved just for world-class events. It’s finding use cases around the globeeven in remote villages. While South Korea witnessed 5G capabilities at the Olympic Games, they have also seen it used to ward off pests that roam the mountainous regions. With systems that shoot rays, spew gases, and emit tiger roars, farmers benefit from smart 5G gear that repels wild boars in the villages. The coming innovation is both humbling and grand. Tested at 20 times faster than 4G, 5G capabilities inspired new use cases amid the era of machines.

With all the hype, what exactly is 5G? How will it impact future technology? And what are the implications in the industry? Let’s take a look at where 5G will take us and how industry leaders are exploring it in real-time.

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