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Questions to Ask About the Company During An Interview

Published February 6th, 2018 by Mak

Questions to Ask About the Company During An Interview

Most people have encountered that awkward moment during the interview where the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions?” The reason it can be awkward is that if you don’t have any questions, you fear it will look like you haven’t paid attention or you don’t care about the company, and if you do have questions, you worry if they are the right ones to be asking. Use this time to demonstrate that you’ve done your research, you know about the industry, and you’re serious about taking a position with them.

The questions you ask and how you phrase them is a reflection of you, but they can portray a positive and confident image. Remember that the interview isn’t just so they can get to know you, but for you to get to know them. Use this time to determine if the company is one you will want to devote your time to. Here are some great questions to ask during your interview:

  • What are the company’s plan to expand?
  • What is the company’s five year plan, and how does this department fit into that plan?
  • How does the company compare to other industry leaders?
  • What is your management style?
  • What kinds of qualifications would the perfect candidate for this position have?
  • How and by whom will my performance be evaluated?
  • What is the most difficult aspect of this position?
  • What is a typical day for someone in this position?                            
  • How many people have held this position in the last 5 years? Where are these people now?
  • What kind of upward movement potential does this position and this company offer?

If the position is a management position, you might want to ask some questions about the employees you will manage, here are a few questions to get you started on the types of appropriate questions you can ask:

  • What kind of authority will I hold?
  • How is the current morale of employees and why?
  • Are there any challenging employees?
  • What kind of training issues might I face?
  • Have you already identified employees who should be let go? Is anyone on a discipline plan?

Topics to avoid:

  • Anything to do with salary. The discussion of salary and other benefits will come later when the job offer is extended.
  • Anything that can be completed through a Google search, like company size and history.

By asking intelligent and thoughtful answers, you’ll portray yourself as a serious candidate, who not only researched the company, but desires to know more. For more ways we can help your job search, please contact us today!

Top 10 Careers in Technology for 2018

Published January 26th, 2018 by Brittany

Top 10 Careers in Technology 2018 

U.S. News released a new list for the projected ‘10 Best Jobs in Technology of 2018’. Seeing as jobs are ranked annually based on the projected number of job openings, opportunity to advance and pay scale, we wanted to compare the two lists, side-by-side, to see any major differences or up and coming jobs for 2018. We also took it a step further and created a chart to show the increase in the median salary for the top careers in technology that made both the 2017 and 2018 lists, pictured below:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

The national unemployment rate is the lowest it's been for the past decade; we looked at the top 10 jobs in technology and their projected unemployment rates in 2018 to see how they compared to what was projected in 2017.This is what we found:

 

Adapted from http://money.usnews.com/careers/slideshows/explore-the-9-best-technology-jobs-of-2016 & http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-technology-jobs.

Let Comrise help you with your next career move! If you are interested in any of the jobs listed here, submit your resume to be considered for potential jobs openings we currently have available.

Check out U.S. News’ list of the top ten projected technology jobs for 2018 and see how they compare to 2017, below:

#1- Software Developer: Up one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 253,400
· Median Salary: $100,080
· Unemployment rate: 1.6%

#2- Information Security Analyst: Up five spots from the previous year!
· Projected jobs: 28,4000
· Median salary: $92,600
· Unemployment rate: 3.2%

#3- IT Manager: Remains #3 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 43,800
· Median salary: $135,800
· Unemployment rate: 2.7%

#4- Computer Systems Analyst: Down three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 53,000
· Median salary: $87,220
· Unemployment rate: 2.6%

#5- Computer Network Architect: Remains #5 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: 10,400
· Median salary: $101,210
· Unemployment rate: 1.1%

#6- Computer Systems Administrator: Up three spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 23,900
· Median salary: $79,700
· Unemployment rate: 1.4%

#7- Database Administrator: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 13,700
· Median Salary: $84,950
· Unemployment rate: 3.1%

#8- Web Developer: Down four spots from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 21,300
· Median salary: $66,130
· Unemployment rate: 5.2%

#9- Computer Support Specialist: Down one spot from the previous year.
· Projected jobs: 87,100
· Median Salary: $52,160
· Unemployment rate: 3.3%

#10- Computer Programmer: Remains #10 on the list for the best jobs in technology.
· Projected jobs: (-22,600)
· Median salary: $79,840
· Unemployment rate: 3.4%

Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease Throughout the End of 2017

Published January 9th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Continues to Steadily Decrease Throughout the End of 2017*
 

Unemployment [4.1%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has continued to drop from 4.2% to 4.1% in the months of October, November and December.

 

Job Openings: [5.9 million]

Jobs openings continue to increase to almost 6 million in October from 5.27 million in September displaying growth in the U.S.

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.2%]
 The hire rate (3.8%) has slightly increased from 3.6% in October and the quit rate has slightly increased to (2.2%).

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Night Before the Interview Checklist

Published December 21st, 2017 by Samantha

Night Before the Interview Checklist

Have an upcoming interview? We have created a checklist that will calm your nerves and prepare you for a successful interview. Download your checklist and crush the interview!

  Company Information
Company Name:
Address:
Time of Interview:
Who am I Meeting With:
Position:
Information About the Company:

Download Printable Checklist

  Checklist✔
Pack your Bag: Multiple copies of your resume, portfolio, I.D/, phone charger, cell phone, wallet, mints, etc.
Lay out business outfit
Make sure you know what time you have to be the interview and how much time it will take to arrive
Review common interview questions
Research the interviewers (Facebook/LinkedIn)
Plan a healthy breakfast
Go to bed and get plenty of rest

Download Printable Checklist

  Common Interview Questions
1. Greatest Strengths/Weaknesses
2. Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it
3. What do you know about the company
4. Are you interviewing with any other companies
5.What type of work environment do you prefer
6. What is your management style
7. Tell a time when you exercised leadership
8. Why (if applicable) is there a gap in your employment
9. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations
10. What do you like to do outside of work

Download Printable Checklist

Comrise Announces Winner of the 2017 Consultant of the Year Award

Published December 21st, 2017 by Samantha

Comrise Announces Winner of the 2017 Consultant of the Year Award

Hazlet, NJ - December 21,2017 - Comrise Inc., an international staffing and consulting company serving clients in the US and Greater China, is pleased to announce that David Merto has been honored with the Comrise Consultant of the Year award for 2017. David, who is supporting a client in the San Jose, CA area, was nominated by his manager for his outstanding performance and overall impact on the business. Every year Comrise puts the spotlight on their consultants for their hard work and dedication and honors the most outstanding among them with this prestigious award.

“David has been relentless in UDI (Unique Device Identification Project) efforts for the entire year of 2017.” wrote his manager. “Emerging challenges, grey areas in compliance and regulations and complex supplier base didn't stop him from being on cruise control ahead of schedule and under budget all of 2017.”

Sincia, the Global President of Comrise USA, said “Our consultants deserve immense gratitude for their dedication to Comrise. David has earned this award by being a dedicated worker who was able to overcome major challenges in his project”.

David was just one of many Comrise consultants nominated for this award. Some representative quotes from client managers on other nominees include:

“Rory is an extremely fast learner and was able to to contribute to a very complex project in just a few short weeks. He is very strong technically, has a can-do attitude, is very independent, and has great people skills. He is a perfect fit for our company and has earned the trust and respect from all project members.”

“Kelly developed a complete strategy and timeline for implementation of a major new regulation. She also mentored two junior members of the team. The strategy she developed was presented and approved, as well as adopted, by other groups.”

About Comrise:
Comrise is the bridge to first-rate talent for organizations that recognize the value of human capital. With locations in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong, we help our clients reach far and wide for both local and international resources which yield the highest return on their human capital investments. Headquartered in New Jersey since 1984, Comrise serves our clients as an international staffing and consulting company. For over 30 years we have delighted our clients and employees by focusing on customer satisfaction, innovation and cost-effective human capital management solutions.

Media contact:
Brittany Collazo
Comrise Inc.
732-739-2330