Part of that trend has been towards niche job sites, both industry and geographically focused. There are a couple of reasons why hiring managers are targeting their recruiting efforts. There will be fewer applicants, which is a plus when companies are getting hundreds, or even thousands, of resumes for each job they post on a job board. Quality is better than quantity when it comes to recruiting.
Fortune 500 Company - and More - Hiring
It's important for job seekers to be aware of where companies are hiring and to tailor their job search accordingly. AllianceQ, a major part of the new recruiting model, allows job seekers to get found by top Fortune 500 companies. AllianceQ is a group of Fortune 500 companies, along with over 3000 small and medium sized companies, that have collaborated to create a pool of job candidates. AllianceQ provides a way for candidates to be found by top employers.
AllianceQ is a brand new way of hiring. The hiring black hole that often happens when candidates apply for jobs and never hear back and where companies have to weed through masses of resumes is gone. In fact, AllianceQ takes most, if not all, of the guess work of hiring.
AllianceQ / QuietAgent Candidate/Job Matching
Here's how the matching system works. Candidates fill out a profile. Participating companies, including Starbucks, ADP, Bank of America, AT&T, Bayer, Siemens, Intuit, Mercer, and Oracle, for example, do the same when they have a job opening. The system then matches profiles with jobs. Sounds simply, doesn't it, but it's based on a scientific form of hiring. Phil Haynes, Managing Director, AllianceQ, explains how AllianceQ works:
- Candidates build a profile based on the O*NET Occupational database.
- Recruiters build search agents, selecting tasks, skills, work environment, etc. based on the same data structure as the candidate profiles.
- The system, powered by QuietAgent.com software, searches profiles and jobs to generate a structured match based on the data in the profile and the job posting.
- All information is confidential until the candidate opts to express interest in a position.
- When there's a match, the recruiter sends an email asking the candidate if they are interested in being contacted.
- If they are interested, the candidate clicks to release information to the recruiter and to be considered for the job.
Phil Haynes says "AllianceQ takes the guess work out of recruiting and applying for jobs. The recruiter only sees candidates that match their hiring criteria and candidates are only approached for jobs that are a match with their qualifications."
How to Use AllianceQ
Candidates register anonymously and don't have to provide contact information until they accept a job invitation. In addition, you can block your current employer from seeing your profile.
After you've registered, you create a profile and select your career interests. Then you'll (hopefully) receive job invitations from companies that are interested in talking to you.
It will take a few minutes to complete your profile, but it's worth the effort because you are detailing your experience, your qualifications, and additional information like where you want to work, and how much money you would like to earn.
Keep in mind that job seekers aren't applying for specific jobs. However, when you are contacted, it will be for legitimate current job openings, and the contact will be from a company hiring manager.