From our regular research, we see that despite the fact that 85% of specialists working in IT have a higher education, 90% in the course of their professional activities are engaged in self-education, and 65% take additional vocational education courses
. We see that one higher education in IT today is not enough, and the demand for continuous retraining and advanced training is extremely high.
Evaluating potential candidates, 50% of employers are interested in both future and additional education of their future employees. In 10-15% of cases, information about the education of a candidate significantly influences the decision about hiring him. In 50% of cases, profile higher education for IT helps job seekers and in 25% of cases in career advancement, non-core higher education for IT in 35% and 20% of cases, respectively, additional professional education in 20% and 15%.
Seeing all these numbers, we decided to give special attention to “My Circle”
. Now on our career service, you can supplement your resume with information about all the courses you have taken
. We also introduced profiles of educational institutions, where you can learn about the specialization of the institution, as well as get acquainted with the statistics of their graduates.
In the specialist’s resume on “My Circle” a new “Additional Education” unit has appeared. In it you can indicate the institution in which you attended the training, the name of the educational program or course, the period of training, acquired or advanced skills, attach a photo certificate.
On the search on the basis of candidates and in the responses to the vacancy, the specialist card was expanded with information about the institutions in which additional vocational education was received. You can search all professionals who have such an education
Educational institutions, both higher and secondary, have their own profile, where you can learn about the specialization of the institution, as well as get acquainted with the statistics of graduates:
- Number of graduates among users of the service;
- In which first companies they worked;
- In which companies did they work at all;
- What is their current specialization and skills;
- In which cities they live now.
For example, here's the MSTU profile. N.E. Bauman’s
and Geekbrains profile
While designing a new block of additional education, we simultaneously improved the block design with experience, bringing it to the same style:
- The positions and time spent in them began to be displayed more clearly;
- Now it can be clearly seen if a specialist has been growing professionally within the company, moving positions to the position;
- Added brief information about employers: the company's specialization is immediately visible, its city and size.
So now the specialist’s resume contains the following information:
- Professional skills;
- Experience in companies;
- Participation in trade unions;
- Higher education;
- Additional vocational education.
We hope that today's improvement will help employers and applicants to better find each other and accomplish great things together.
If you are an expert in caring for your career, we invite you to add your resume
on “My Circle” with information about the courses completed.
If you are related to the management of the school of additional education, we would like to talk with you: we have a lot of ideas about the useful cooperation for the entire IT market. For example, right now we are interested in the opportunity to show and recommend the courses of your school on My Circle. If you are interested too, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.