Capturing Candidate Criteria, or, Hailo, Is It Me You’re Looking For?
Silicon Milkroundabout is working hard to get a better idea of what startups are looking for in their future employees. The sooner we figure out what they want, the sooner we can point the best possible candidates towards the best possible jobs. Everyone wins, except us when our pointing fingers get tired.
Using the latest technology of Trendy Web Applications, we’ve turned our data into nifty word clouds to represent visually (if not wholly accurately) the ways in which what employers are looking for have changed since our last event.
The first cloud is pretty light on words, emphasising a) how much better we’ve gotten at collecting this kind of data, and b) how important developers were over everything else to the companies at Silicon Milkroundabout 5.
That desire for developers is still strong this time around, although it’s gotten more discerning, as you can tell from the second image. Startups who are part of November 16th and 17th’s event are looking for senior developers, who can crank out code and manage others doing the same. They’re looking for specialised developers, who can converse fluently in multiple programming languages. And they’re looking for expert developers, who can rattle off dozens of reasons why word clouds aren’t great at representing this kind of data.
If that sounds like you, you should be excited about Silicon Milkroundabout 6 - because you are going to be the prettiest girl at the dance. Seriously, put on your best outfit and get ready to impress everyone you speak to, because you’re awesome and you know it. We totally get if you’ve been too doing amazing things to sign up to attend smr6, but take a few seconds to apply right now, why don’t you?
And hey - if you’re looking at those word clouds and doubting yourself, then think of them as a motivator to skill-up and kick butt next SMR. Not that you’re unwelcome to join us in November - that cloud still has plenty of space dedicated to junior programmers, recent design and marketing grads, and plucky interns.
Every day we’re getting more detailed awareness of the roles available, and we’re excited to share even more of this information with you as the next Silicon Milkroundabout approaches.
Silicon Milkroundabout run biannual startup jobs fairs, matches the UK’s top tech startups with talented Engineers, Product Managers, Tech Marketers and Designers! 100+ startups offering about 800 jobs over two days. Our next event is on 16/17 November. Sign up now!