A massive “thank you” to all the Candidates, Employers, Entrepreneurs, Event Managers, Advertisers and Journalists that enabled Careers In Space to have a year of phenomenal growth. We saw record after record smashed on a month-by-month basis. Our whole team looks forward to continuing to serve you to the very best of our ability in 2020.
We were criticised and we appreciate it!
Three quarters of the way through the year, a very highly respected client of ours gave us a drubbing because our website had been slowing and there were functions that weren’t as east-to-use as they wished. The loss of speed had partly been a function of our exponential growth and partly because the software code wasn’t as efficient as may have been achieved. We had hoped to make it through to the quieter holiday season to address the issues, but when we audited the server statistics we could see that our client had a valid point.
We therefore completed an order of several magnitudes upgrade in hardware, which also allows upscaling in future without any disruption. And while we were at it we completely changed all our software, based on the data and feedback we had gained to date. Despite many “all nighters” we accomplished the transition in weeks and have been thrilled with the results (as have our clients based on the reactions).
We really appreciated the “tough love” given to us by the client, in that they told us what we needed to hear and spurred us on to greater efforts. We were also very warmed when they told us they had been watching the changes and were very impressed by the results.
The moral of the story is that it was better to hear constructive criticism and take action than have people drift away without telling you why. I have no doubt that with the vitality of the space industry we will not be the only ones that experience friction from hyper growth and I can encourage everyone to act as promptly as possible to rectify the issues. This was especially emphasised when we realised that the “quieter” holiday season is still breaking records this month in December!
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CIS – the fresh job people
Part of improving our systems has been to not only see the increase in Job Ads, but also to promptly see the removal of Ads as soon as the position is filled. We now have much better automated and custom checking of positions available, as we appreciate how frustrating it is if you search for a job and it is no longer there.
Actions speak louder than words
We are often asked for tips or direct assistance to help a Candidate to find a position.
The number one response is for Candidates to “display it” rather than “say it”. Virtually every Candidate claims to be “Proactive” and “IT Literate”. However if your cover letter, CV / Resume or LinkedIn profile don’t back that up, you may be squandering your opportunities.
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step” so don’t be afraid to get started by Registering for free at https://www.careersin.space/login-or-register/
Once you have though please see your profile as something that you can continually make more complete and polish as circumstances change. You can also have multiple CVs for different emphasis and you can set Alerts to ensure you get relevant vacancies the moment they appear.
Something to say?
We like to publish interesting stories about the people and their accomplishments in the space industry. See: https://www.careersin.space/category/space-news/
This may be company leaders, technical experts or individuals making their way up the ladder. If you think you have a story to tell that is relevant and of interest to our readership (40,000+ space professionals) then please send it to us for consideration.
Also let us know if you have an event that needs promoting:
We are thrilled to be part of the space industry at a time of such momentus change. We can’t wait to take on the challenges and opportunities with you in the coming year.
“Thank you” again for letting us share the journey with you. It’s out of this world…