Amanda Augustine

Amanda Augustine is a well-recognized expert in all things related to career advancement: from identifying your dream job, to developing your professional brand, to acing your next interview. She is a job search and career consultant with a passion for helping people find the find the right job, sooner. Amanda serves as the official spokesperson for TheLadders, a mobile network for career-driven professionals, where she provides job search and career guidance for professionals looking to improve their careers.
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Hot jobs: The top 5 trending tech careers you’re hiring for now

Posted by Amanda Augustine

January 30, 2015

TheLadders dissects this year’s top tech skills and job markets with a data-backed report. 

We don’t need to tell you the tech industry is hot. It’s among the decade's fastest-growing job markets, making it difficult to keep up with - even when you’re working in the industry. Whether you’re an industry insider or considering a career change to start recruiting in this sector, it’s important to understand how the technology job market is evolving, and which skills are most in-demand so you can stay ahead of the competition and recruit the best talent.

To figure this out, we turned to TheLadders’ newly launched Job Market Guide, which uses real-time data from our community of nearly 8 million employers and professionals across the nation. Our data science team then specifically analyzed current job openings and trending technical skills within the tech industry to determine which professionals are most in-demand by employers. Here’s what they found:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, TheLadders Announcements

What recruiters and HR pros can learn at JobMobile Atlanta

Posted by Amanda Augustine

October 28, 2014

Here’s a preview of TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile event for Atlanta’s talent acquisition community. [TWEET]

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“Brand or be branded.”

At TheLadders’ second annual JobMobile Atlanta power breakfast and networking event, you'll explore what you can do right now to improve your candidate experience and project your unique employer brand, all while connecting with local industry leaders.

Join me on Wednesday, November 12, from 7:30-10 a.m. ET at the W Atlanta-Downtown. Register today for free!

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Here’s a look at what you can expect at the event.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

What recruiters and HR pros can learn at JobMobile Chicago

Posted by Amanda Augustine

October 13, 2014

Here’s a preview of TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile event for Chicago’s talent acquisition community. [TWEET]

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We’re a few weeks away from JobMobile Chicago! JobMobile is a unique series of events, presented by TheLadders, which celebrates innovations and strategies in recruitment.

At JobMobile Chicago, our goal is to inspire recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers to transform their talent acquisition strategies to match the way top talent finds new roles in our digital era.

Join me on Wednesday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. CT for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Chicago event at the W Chicago Lakeshore.

 

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Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Boston panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

August 26, 2014

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruitersHR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, September 17, from 9-11 a.m. ET for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Boston at The Westin Copley Place!

We will specifically discuss the role social media and mobile technology play in shaping an organization's candidate experience and employer brand

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Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Seattle panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

July 11, 2014

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. PT for TheLadders' first-ever panel discussion and networking event in Seattle at The Westin Seattle! The event is free of charge but you must register in advance.

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Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

How to set your candidates up for interview success

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 25, 2014

Make more placements by properly preparing your candidates for interviews.

Interview_DeskWhen it comes to the interview process, many argue that the onus is on the job candidate to do all the preparation. “If they don’t know how to prepare for an interview, I don’t want them on my team.” I’ve heard more than one hiring manager say these very words. However, I beg to differ with this sentiment.

You’re not hiring the person to be a professional interviewer; you’re hiring them to code your site, manage your budget or sell your product. While you want them to demonstrate their interest in the position by doing their homework, not everyone is a natural in the interview room. It never hurts to provide some helpful guidelines to ease the nerves and allow your candidates’ true talents and personality to shine.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruit top talent by channeling your inner marketer

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 10, 2014

Ask yourself these questions to improve your recruitment marketing strategy.

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Today’s job market requires recruiters to become marketers and brand ambassadors for their employers in order to successfully find and attract the right candidates to fill their positions. Here’s how to define and market your company’s employer brand.

What exactly is an employer brand?

In its simplest terms, an employer brand is the way an organization is perceived by its prospective applicants, candidates, and employees. While company culture plays a major role in defining an organization’s employer brand, it’s not the only contributing factor. Your company’s reputation on and off-line and the candidate experience also influence this perception.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Screen more candidates by mastering the virtual interview

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 28, 2014

Apply these tips to help your entire recruitment team perfect their video interviews.

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During our JobMobile event series, the topic of virtual interviews regularly pops up. Thanks to the advancements in technology, recruiters and job applicants can come together for “face-to-face” interviews even when they’re hundreds of miles apart. And when you’re competing for top talent, it makes sense to widen your search parameters beyond the local talent pool.

If you’re just beginning to dabble with video interviews – or trying to convince your team and clients to join suit – here are a few tips to help you get started.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Dallas panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 21, 2014

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, June 18, from 9-11 a.m. CDT for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Dallas at The Westin Galleria Dallas

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Meet our panelists

Craig FisherCEO at TalentNet

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Craig is CEO of TalentNet, a social business strategy firm focused on training and events for sales and recruiting worldwide. He is concurrently the Head of Social Branding and Digital Marketing Strategy at Fisher Vista, working closely with HRmarketer’s agency and clients to increase brand visibility. Craig created the first Twitter chat for recruiters, partnered in the first LinkedIn-certified training company in North America, and in the largest social recruiting events series in the world. Craig Fisher has been named a top influencer in multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, HRExaminer, ERE, Workable and Mashable. Follow Craig and TalentNet on Twitter at @Fishdogs and @TalentNet.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

How to let your company’s culture shine online

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 15, 2014

Attract more candidates by digitally showcasing your employment brand.

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When the competition is fierce, your company’s culture could give you the edge needed to win over top candidates.

Here are a few ways you can highlight your corporate culture online to attract the best candidates.

Make your employment brand social

Create separate social media accounts for your employment brand on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When choosing a platform (or platforms), consider which ones your employees currently use – you’re going to need their help spreading the word! Also look at your corporate brand’s social media presence and determine which platforms are most successful. This will help you to prioritize your efforts.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing