Savid Technologies: Prioritizing A Well-Rounded Workforce1 | 2 |
True to Savid Technologies’ general business model, Davis also said he would prefer to hire an engineer who simply knew the technology, regardless of product, but acknowledged that clients do sometimes request engineers with vendor-specific certifications.
“So, when I look at resumes, I look at certifications first: what type, how recent, [and] what areas are they in, [compared to] other bullet points they have on their resume,” Davis said. “We use it as a barometer first, see where we’re at, and follow with our own interview process to see how much of that certification has stuck.”
So, for potential hires, how much does experience play into the mix? Davis said that it’s not as important for honing technical knowledge as it is for developing soft skills.
“If you find those guys who’ve been out in the consumer world — they’ve worked maybe a retail job in the past — they usually know how to relate something using analogies or metaphors to the person,” he said. “We’ve found that the best IT person, engineer-wise, is one that understands the technology and has had that forced consumer interaction back in the day.”
– Agatha Gilmore, firstname.lastname@example.org | 2 |