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Ricardo Guimarães: LinkedIn Grows as Powerful Recruitment Tool

 

Business networking site, “LinkedIn”, is becoming a popular tool in the global business world. According to Brazilian BMG Bank executive Ricardo Guimaraes, the sites rapidly growing user base is proof of this. The business network allows active professionals to form new connections with important people in their industry. In addition to locating new employment opportunities, LinkedIn users can keep up to date with the latest developments in their industry.

LinkedIn is used by companies for the purpose of recruiting business professionals who are seeking to make a career change. “Exame” magazine conducted a review of the business social networking site to uncover the type of skills that were most sought after by companies in 2015, highlights BMG Bank executive Ricardo Guimaraes.

In their analysis, in demand skills were identified through keywords used by recruiters to search for job candidates during 2015. Nine countries were included in the review. As a result of the review, a list of 25 skills were highlighted. In Brazil, data analysis and data mining were the most searched. This skills set was also popular among data compiled from each of the countries combined, reports BMG Bank executive Ricardo Guimarães.

Below is the the list of the most searched competencies by Brazilian companies which are noteworthy. Ricardo Guimarães has provided the list in its entirety.

The 25 skills that were most sought by Brazilian organizations in 2015:
1. Statistical data mining
2. Mobile application development
3. Quality Assurance
4. Logistics
5. Web development frameworks
6. Integration software
7. Data storage
8. Information security
9. Human resources
10. Business law
11. Workplace safety
12. User design interfaces
13. Microsoft application development
14. Business intelligence
15. System Review
16. Recruiting
17. international relations
18. Materials engineering
19. Perl / Python / Ruby
20. Java
21. Business development and relationship management
22. Social marketing
23. Digital marketing
24. Software modeling
25. Shell scripting

It is important for professionals to keep their skills up to date. Business professionals should always be knowledgeable of what companies are looking for in potential employees. Professionals should always seek out new ways to enhance their knowledge and prepare themselves in both a practical and theoretical way to have the skills that many companies are seeking for in their respective industries. By doing this, job seekers can obtain a position of prominence in the job market and their opportunities for employment should rise significantly, says Ricardo Guimarães. Continually update your skills forever!

Ricardo Guimarães is chairman and president of BMG Group, which is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. Guimarães is a graduate of UNA.

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