The most promising jobs in 2017

Automotive Engineering: the competition for technical talent is intensifying as tech and automotive companies race to build driverless vehicles. According to Ken Kelzer, GM’s Global VP of Vehicle Components and Subsystems, many of the auto industry jobs for which demand will increase over the next several years will be focused on integrating consumer electronics – tablets, touch screens, mobile technology – into vehicles.

Tesla, Audi, GM, Google, and Uber are making meaningful progress in developing the transportation technologies of the future. Uber recently moved a big step forward by acquiring self-driving truck startup Otto, founded by Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron, both former high-level Google employees. The move was made not only to enter the long-haul freight business and put their trucks on the road by 2017, but to reconvert technology to cars. Otto was paid 7.47M/$ per engineer, an unprecedented valuation in the industry.

In case you are an automotive engineer who still can’t code, the right moment to start might have been yesterday.

If you are looking for a new opportunity in an automotive sector, explore exciting new careers and openings at Tesla on Meritocracy:

Autopilot – Mechanical Design Engineer

Autopilot – Software Engineer

For a general new opportunity take a look at Automobili – Lamborghini openings

Internship in Aerodynamics

Pre Series Center – Interiors / Exteriors Product Engineer

 

SEM/SEO Specialist: the internet user increasing day to day and in future it will be at pic point. Each year, Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally rolls out a major algorithmic update (such as Google Panda and Google Penguin) that affects search results in significant ways. These algorithm changes often leave digital marketers and search engine optimization practitioners scrambling to adapt, especially when their websites suddenly drop in Google search rankings.

In 2017 machine learning and mobile will be the focus: the two biggest changes to the algorithm in recent years has been the introduction of RankBrain and more focus on mobile. With further changes to the way search engines and Google in particular deal with mobile starting from January, it will be an area of focus for most SEOs, specifically those in the technical arena. Since Google first introduced the Accelerated Mobile Pages project at the end of 2015, the importance of speed, particularly on mobile devices, has grown with the aim to create a better mobile experiences and the 2017 will be the right year for this.

Voice search has been around for years but it’s in 2016 we really started to see its power. In 2017 we’ll start seeing the impact of voice search and the true direction it’s going. If you already got interested in SEO or started a career, 2017 may be the year in which you proved right. Read, immerse yourself in the online SEO community, and stay hungry for knowledge.

Above you can find the right job opportunities for you if you want to become a brilliant talent in Web Marketing sector:

WebRanking – Sem Specialist

GroupM – Sem Internship

Transferwise – Seo Specialist

Foodpanda – Sem Manager

Lesara – Seo Trainee

 

Information Security: fintech is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Fintech Companies’ challenge to the outdated and traditional banking system is proving not only to be successful but to represent an enormous opportunity to develop cutting hedge technology that makes the entire industry’s regulation look outdated. Fintech is a major source of investment, in 2015 the global fintech industry grew by 75% to $22.3 billion, and the investment into European companies more than doubled by 120%.

The gap between technology and regulation is acute in fintech and particularly so with respect to cybersecurity. The business opportunities generated by Fintech, this sense, come with risks, and cyber security is one of them. There’s never been a better time to be an information security professional, and Fintech is just one of the areas where the need for Information Security Professionals is more urgent.

“The demand for the cybersecurity workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million,” stated Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec, the world’s largest security software vendor. Not long before Brown’s statement, the Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report warned that the worldwide shortage of information security professionals is at 1 million openings, even as cyberattacks and data breaches increase each year.

If more staff is required, a big challenge for most companies is finding the skill sets that they need in specific locations. The only way to hire right now is to steal people from other organizations, or import them. Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and it doesn’t seem like the need for more security professionals is going anywhere in the foreseeable future.

On Meritocracy there are a lot of Fintech companies to watch like N26, Funding Circle, Transferwise, Borsa del Credito, Onfido, Money Farm and other. Now they’re hiring:

Funding Circle – Information Security Lead

Ticket Master – Senior Analyst Information Security Compliance

Announcing Greenhouse integration!

We are proud to announce that Meritocracy is now an Official Partner of Greenhouse, leading Applicant Tracking System, designed to help you find better candidates and improve your entire recruiting process.

Greenhouse helps companies to optimise the entire recruitment process: its main strength is to fit recruitment operations and process extremely well, offering to companies a super-flexible and customizable tool to digitalize each step of their own proprietary hiring pipeline. Among its customers, the leading tech companies around the globe, from Airbnb to Optimizely, Snapchat and Evernote.

This partnership has a double side: from one hand, it allows mutual customers to list all their open jobs automatically (helping recruiters save time and effort). From the other, it lets our users apply in one click to any vacancy, without being redirected to external websites to complete the application.

In the first quarter of 2016, we conducted a survey on the most common pains suffered by online jobseekers, you will find a common denominator in every results: online platforms are not perceived as a reliable source of listings (some are old, pretty all are uninformative): as a result, jobseekers prefer to switch to official career page to have all jobs updated.

One specific issue is predominant: when you apply via third-party websites you get the feeling that your application is going somewhere recruiters cannot properly review it.

As our Greenhouse success case proves, Meritocracy is addressing this issue by guaranteeing our applicants to enter directly the workflow of recruiters without losing time in filling multiple forms or getting stuck into opaque procedures: our Vision is to create the most insightful jobseeking experience online. It will be a long process, but we will work hard to pursue it.

Our peaceful revolution is getting to come.

Why you should highlight your travel skills in your CV

Travelling abroad can be a good investment for everyone, as it is an activity that not only brings you discover the world around you but also can help you understanding your inner self. Along with all the good experiences and memories, it can also improve mental well-being not just for the present.  Travelling can make you a happier person, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.

Whether you’re travels were a gap year or a career break, you will need to decided how you account for the time and experiences on your CV. The most important question that you must ask is: do you think the experiences you had travelling apply to you finding a new job in your field? If so, you can place it in the main part of your CV. If not, then it probably belongs in your “Hobbies” section or in “Additional Information”.

Volunteer work can be an excellent way to showcase key skills: the volunteer experience should be listed just like a job with a title that captures the essence of your role and a description which highlights skills applied and any accomplishments. If the volunteer work is unrelated to your job goal, you can incorporate it under a separate category like “Volunteer Experience”.

Make sure your examples are appropriate, employers don’t want to know how you have great interpersonal skills developed through meeting people in bars while on holiday in Ibiza. Think about how you can highlight the skills and experiences gained on your travels. It is highly likely you have used or developed some of the following:

  • Self-management: is probably the most valuable and far-reaching skill. It is indispensable in anything you do, whether traveling, working, studying, or playing. When you travel  you often find yourself in random situations that lead you to challenge yourself and to go beyond your limits.
  • Flexibility: travel presents one opportunity after another for you to strengthen your adaptability skills, as things rarely go as planned. A person who adapts well to different situations and can react accordingly already has the qualities of a leader.
  • Organization and planning: traveling requires extremely careful organization and planning skills. You have to plan all in detail if you don’t want to find yourself in unpleasant situations. If you manage your budget incorrectly, you`ll have to survive in unknown places without money, and that may be really difficult. Therefore, going for a trip is a good way to master organization skills that`ll definitely help you at work.
  • Creative Things: creative thinking involves brainstorming and generating new ideas, using imagination more freely, and making connections between ideas that seem unrelated. New sounds, smells, language, tastes, sensations, and sights spark different synapses in the brain and may have the potential to revitalize the mind.
  • Networking and Communication: travel isn’t just about the places you visit and the photos you take: it’s just as much about the people you meet along the way as the ability to make life-long memories and friendships and share new experiences. In today’s society, many companies do business with foreign organizations or clients who don’t speak English as a first language. Being able to communicate with a wide range of people makes you an attractive candidate.

Stepping out of your comfort zone can provide inspiration, awareness, and ideas you wouldn’t likely consider if you continued following the same routine. But as you travel more and more often, you realize that you will no longer fear the unknown. You’ll approach every situation with an open mind, ready for new possibilities.