VLOG 30 

We’re hiring again at Helcim! We are currently looking for Junior Developers and a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist, so if you're passionate about coding and have strong problem-solving skills be sure to check out the postings. With ambitious growth plans for the next year, we will be continuing to grow the Helcim team, so I wanted to share how you can increase your chances of getting a job at Helcim.


Whenever we post a new position, we are lucky enough to get quite a few applications. However, having to go through a lot of applications means that small things might be enough to get your application removed from the consideration pile. Be sure to check your resume for poor formatting, mixed fonts, and typos. All of these indicate a lack of attention to detail that will hurt your application prospects.

It’s also important to follow instructions, specifically emailing your resume, cover letter, and portfolio if requested so that it’s easy for our recruiters to receive and review your information. Emailing everything in, as opposed to simply uploading your documents on job websites, also ensures that the formatting isn’t changed without you realizing it, so all the hard work you put into formatting your resume stays intact.

Cover Letters can sometimes be a controversial topic, and we realize that some people might not want to write them. But we definitely want to see them, so be sure to include a cover letter with your application. Your cover letter is a tool you can use to tell us exactly who you are, why you’re interested in working for Helcim, and what attracted you to the position.

The trick to writing a memorable cover letter is to merge your strengths with the company’s goals so we can see how hiring you is going to help us achieve our goals. Because we look for passion in our ideal candidates, you can use your cover letter to demonstrate why you’re passionate about working for Helcim. Cover letters are also a great way for candidates who are just starting their careers to make themselves stand out in case several other classmates are also applying with very similar resumes.

Once you get the interview, there are a few things you can do to ensure you’re prepared and ready to wow us. Do your research on Helcim, research our products, and research the job itself. Candidates who come in prepared have a much better chance of landing the job. Another thing you can do is show up 5-10 minutes early, we do not appreciate candidates who show up late.

Finally, if you’re coming in for an interview, we’ve invited you because we want to get to know you, so bring your best self. Be prepared to share what you’re interested in, what makes you tick, and why you’d be a great addition to the team.

At Helcim we focus less on experience and more on hiring passionate people. So, if you’re passionate about what you do, and you want to work with other smart, creative, driven people then send us your resume and cover letter. Good luck, we can’t wait to hear from you.

-Nic


More from Nic:

A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Hiring an Employee for Your Small Business

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