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How to Ensure Your Practice is Ready When Opportunity Knocks

October 24, 2012 - 0 Comments

There’s nothing worse than the pain of replacing an employee. Or the worry of recruiting new talent to deliver on a time-sensitive project. And it can become downright difficult when the person you need to replace, or add, must possess highly specialized skills.

So what’s your strategy? Panic when your best networking engineer gives his or her notice? Miss an important deadline? Or plan ahead?

I like option No. 3, and I’m sure you do, too. However, I’m guessing running a successful consulting business means your plate is typically full. That said, I’m also guessing recruiting is a challenge, especially when you need someone “yesterday.”

But that’s okay. We have a solution for you.

Cisco Partner Talent Network (CPTN) is working day and night to connect the right talent with Cisco partners. Really. This free portal—for Cisco Certified Professionals and Partners—is your one-stop shop for sourcing the best IT talent.

All you have to do is join the network. And voilà. Cisco helps you efficiently cut through the clutter and connect with people who have the specific skills, attributes, and experience you need to complete a project, close a deal, or win a new client.

How does it work?

Job seekers in the IT industry, with Cisco Certifications, upload their resumes and gain access to a range of career opportunities within the Cisco Partner community.

Partners, like you, post their job vacancies that need to be filled. Or, if you prefer, you can filter resumes submitted to CPTN to identify the right talent with the right skills—at the right time.

So just who are these “candidates?”

  • IT professionals at all levels
  • More than 55,000 registered candidates
  • Approximately 2,000 new candidates each month
  • Cisco Certified candidates (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, etc)
  • Specialists (Video, Collaboration, Data Center, etc.)
  • Network Academy alumni 

CPTN provides extra value by providing you with access to candidates’ LinkedIn profiles. The network also provides company LinkedIn branding for partners. Plus, the network is localized in several languages.

Need more convincing CPTN is your best source for talent recruitment? How about this? Who won the Online Recruitment Platform Award at the Recruitment Business Awards 2012? You guessed it. CPTN.

But we’re not providing a talent network to win awards. It’s all about listening to our partners’ needs and finding innovative ways to play a role in enabling their success. So if you need talent, and we know you do, CPTN can help.

Join today.

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