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How to Get Hired
We asked ULTIMATE SOFTWARE for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
In addition to verifiable competencies, we are looking for intelligent, can-do people who enjoy challenging work, innovation, and collaboration. Candidates for Ultimate Software’s open positions interview with several UltiPeeps, who typically assess them on: role-related knowledge and experience, strategic thinking, team-player attitude, long-term mindset, growth potential, and “fit” with Ultimate's culture. See more detail on our culture and process at www.ultimatesoftware.com/Ultimate-Company-Culture
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We recommend that applicants visit our website to learn more about our culture and the work we do before applying. They can also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites to learn more about us and develop a relationship with our people. When submitting a résumé online, they should be sure to share their career goals, explain how they expect to contribute to Ultimate's success, and list specific examples of accomplishments and competencies, including facts that show the quality of their capabilities. Another tip is to be persistent. One person, who is now an UltiPeep, tried for three different positions in succession before finding the perfect fit. For more information on careers at Ultimate, visit www.ultimatesoftware.com/careers-at-ultimate
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
Our general process is fairly typical of technology companies. After our recruiters have evaluated résumés and had one or more positive telephone interviews with applicants, they invite candidates to visit one of our offices to interview in person with hiring managers and often with UltiPeeps in similar or co-working roles. We have a history of hiring exceptionally talented people at Ultimate, and our UltiPeeps’ assessments of candidates have a significant impact on our final decisions. Some of our departments have unique processes in place for screening people. In Product Development, for example, we have a well-developed internship program where we both train and assess interns for permanent positions. In Services, potential candidates take Analytical and Cultural Assessments to determine if they are a fit for our service roles. When hired, they go through a 14-week training process. Other departments have approaches tailored to their needs as well.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always looking for unusually talented engineers and people with strong experience in customer service positions, such as activation/implementation consultants and customer support specialists.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Visit our careers page: http://www.ultimatesoftware.com/careers-at-ultimate