What does it mean to hire strategically? Making a “strategic hire” means that the company chooses the candidate that has the ability to elevate the company in a significant way. Many times, that doesn’t mean that the “top candidate” or the candidate with the most qualifications gets the offer. Often, there are other factors that make one candidate a better hire for your company than another. Finding the right candidate is much easier when the process starts with carefully analyzing the job requirements and what type of strategic hire is needed.
When writing a resume and/or a job description, geospatial terms are often interchanged. Below are the basics in how to utilize this terminology to attract the right candidates to your job postings or employers to your resume.
Below are excerpts from an article from 2014 written by Caitlin Dempsey Morais. She has been the editor of GIS Lounge since 2001.
The terms GIS (which most commonly is an acronym for Geographic Information Systems) and geospatial are often used interchangeably. There are differences in what the terms GIS and geospatial mean.
When the recent CareerBuilder survey came out estimating that more than one in five employees are determined to leave their current place of business in the year 2016, I stopped to consider the increasing popularity of job hopping and what this means for hiring managers.
Job hopping is a term used to describe individuals who stay in tenure for no longer than 2 years. As a hiring manager, this is traditionally seen as a red flag. With employees’ attitudes changing about career advancement, the idea of a 20-30 year career with the same company is almost unheard of these days. It’s not uncommon to see a professional change jobs up to six times before they reach the age of 30.
Those engaged in geospatial business activities have reason to be optimistic about the future.
Revenues from the public sector lead geospatial market growth and account for more than one-third of total revenue. While federal governments were among the early adopters of GIS technology, recent trends toward devolving more responsibilities to states and localities have spurred those entities to become important consumers of GIS. While industries in the regulated sector, such as utilities, telecommunications, transportation and education, are the largest consumers of GIS/geospatial solutions, private-sector growth remains dependent upon business adoption based on the added-value these technologies provide. (Daratech, GIS/Geospatial Markets and Opportunities)