English, naturalness and values, the key factors for being the perfect candidate for any company
16 de March de 2020
16 de March de 2020
Find out the key points from the talk held at Talent EAE 2020 for becoming perfect candidate for any company
Key points for being hired: English, naturalness and values
In a world in which competitiveness and specialization are key features, employability is becoming increasingly important and finding your place in today’s complex professional universe is a real feat, especially for people who are just starting out. So, how do we achieve it? How can we become the perfect candidate? Recruitment experts Diego Martínez, Zulima Cuadros and Javier Mur Ruiz addressed this issue at a round table led by the lecturer Pilar Llácer on 10th March, within the framework of Talent EAE in Barcelona.
“You have to find people that can drive you forward”
Javier Mur Ruiz
Headhunter and Senior Manager of Engineering at Claire Joster
In the first hour of the event, each of the speakers had the opportunity to present their main ideas about curriculums and interviews. First up was Javier Mur Ruiz who, as well as being the Senior Manager of Engineering at the company Claire Joster, also specializes in finding and acquiring talents for startups and new companies.
Mur Ruiz eloquently explained that we have to follow a number of steps in order to become the perfect candidate. The first of these is “finding people who can help you”. In his opinion, it is essential to mix with people linked to the niche that you are interested in, in both the physical and digital worlds. “You have to find people who can drive you forward”, he added.
In addition, he emphasized the importance of studying the market in order to identify the vacant positions, and the key competences and trends that are shaping the sector that you are interested in. He went in to focus on the importance of values. “Once, I ruled an employee out as soon as he got into the elevator because he came in like nobody else existed. It showed me that he was rude”, he explained.
“Naturalness and transparency are essential”
Director of Strategic Solutions for Permanent Placement at Manpower España
After Javier Mur Ruiz, it was the turn of Zulima Cuadros, the Director of Strategic Solutions for Permanent Placement at Manpower España. Taking a friendly tone and a humanist approach, the recruited focused her presentation on confidence, naturalness and transparency.
“You can get help from others, but first of all you need to help yourself”, she argued, before explaining that the curriculum should mainly focus on your experience. With respect to interviews, she recommended “not trying to be somebody that you are not, and don’t be afraid of explaining mistakes or doubts with respect to the companies’ policies”. According to the recruiter, naturalness and transparency are essential for connecting with the company and getting hired.
“ENGLISH! You have to speak English!”
Director at The Key Talent
The third speaker was Diego Martínez, who began his presentation by emphasizing that “we have to enjoy our work, because we spend a lot of time there”. He also recommended getting used to doing things that you have never done before because today’s world is very changeable and requires a great deal of flexibility.
“I don’t have a curriculum because I can afford that luxury. If somebody wants to get to know me, they can give me a call”, explained Martínez. However, he also advised that “we have to pay a lot of attention to SEO and SEM. All the valuable content that is posed on social media must keep SEO and SEM in mind, because this will help ensure that you are found by companies on Google”.
“ENGLISH!”, concluded the Director at The Key Talent, “You have to speak English!”.
Around 15:30, the event was brought to a close, with the participants taking a long time afterwards to discuss the useful and interesting tips given by the speakers.