Carmen’s Hot Jobs! Vol 1, No.4

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

I have been asked by a couple of candidates over the last few weeks, to explain the term hot jobs. The fact that a couple of candidates asked for an explanation, I am sure that most people reading my blog would be interested in the how and why jobs get on the Hot Jobs list.

Here is the explanation. I hope that this helps.

If you read my blog from last week, On Making a Commitment you will understand that as far as Q4B is concerned every job is hot, every job is important. Some are just hotter, more important than the others. And it is the client who determines this.

During our first meeting with a client, we gather as much information about the client, the culture, the position, the requirements, the expectations, the compensation package, etc, so that we can recruit top talent for the client. We also ask the client why the position is open and is there a sense of urgency in filling it. The position could be open because someone was promoted, someone was fired or it is a new position. The sense of urgency could be completion of a critical project, new contracts just signed, a commitment to revenue goals that will be missed without this position being filled.

Companies only hire because they have a problem. It could be a good problem; individual promoted, opening a new territory, more demand for products/services, increased name/brand recognition etc. It could be a bad problem; employee resigns, employee is fired, employee retires. It is a problem none the less. We are brought in to help solve that problem. We are brought in to help find the best talent for that client’s hot jobs. We help put out the fires.

We are in the process of rewriting all of our job descriptions on our Talent Hub in order to give our candidates more information about the position, the company, the opportunity as well as an indication of how hot the job is.

So if you can stand the heat, here are a few of the jobs that made this week’s list. And be sure to Like, Retweet, Pin it, and +1 this post. You never know who is going to see the positions and think that it is the perfect position for them.

  • Senior Reservoir Engineer – Great opportunity, great company, great experience! Position is HOT not just because of the location (South America) but because the position supports a major project and our client is committed to a long-term presence in the area.
  • Geologist – Another one from the same client. Same HOT reason for being on this week’s list. Not to mention the fact that our client’s HQ is in Paris, France and the position will afford you the opportunity to visit HQ. Now that is HOT!!!

Remember, at Q4B all of our jobs are HOT, but some are Hotter than others.

I am now wondering if my keyboard is fire retardant.




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