Frequently Asked Questions About Recruiting

Have Questions about The Recruiting process for Data center & Critical Facilities jobs ?
PKAZA HAS THE ANSWERS!

Pkaza is a recruiting firm that helps large and small companies identify qualified candidates when they have challenges hiring experienced people with a specific skill set. Pkaza is a third party recruiter and is not part of the company doing the hiring. 

Pkaza works exclusively in the Data Center Facilities / Critical Facilities. All companies store computer data and require computer systems that are online to run without delay or downtime. Some companies secure their data internally in an Enterprise Data Center Environment. Other companies outsource their transactional portion of their infrastructure into places like a Data Center Colocation Provider –  Colo’s. Some companies put their information into the Cloud, but that information ultimately ends up in the Cloud Provider’s Data Center. All businesses – banks, hospitals, social media sites, anyone with a website – all have info stored at a data center! This along with the hyperscale that drives the Critical Facilities Market – Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft / LinkedIn, etc – all have massive data centers and those specific companies are the ones that lead our industry.

Pkaza has relationships with some of the best companies in the data center industry. When we submit a qualified resume, it doesn’t get lost in “the pile” , but goes directly to the hiring manager. This means more interviews for our candidates.  Many candidates are looking passively, so if Pkaza calls them with a great opportunity, they can evaluate if they want to pursue it. It’s all about a potential career upgrade. Pkaza helps candidates leverage their skills and can open up doors for candidates for opportunities that they are not even aware of.

Many times, applying to a job via a company website is a hassle and takes too much time. Then, you never know if your application was ever looked at by a hiring manager. At Pkaza, we are sending your resume directly to the hiring manager and will provide quick feedback on any interest. We will then handle scheduling and preparing you for a successful interview meeting.

It’s simple. If you have the background for the type of jobs we work on you can submit a resume here: https://www.pkaza.com/upload-resume/ or apply for a specific job on our website job board at https://www.pkaza.com/jobs/. You can also call our office at 973-895-5200 with any questions and ask for Iggy. If you are a qualified applicant, one of our experienced recruiters will walk you through the hiring process to a new job.

Pkaza will only send your resume to a client after we have disclosed the customer. It’s a small industry and confidentiality is very important so discretion is paramount.

Our client pays Pkaza to find them qualified candidates that they can hire.  There is NO cost to the job seeker to use our services. However, gift cards or steak dinners will never be refused if offered to a Pkaza Recruiter!

The Pandemic has caused us to rethink how we work, learn and communicate as more people work and learn remotely more and more.  Pkaza works with companies that keep the internet running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ( 24x7x365 ). As the need for AI, IOT, internet connectivity, technology advances (when FB live started – so did the need for more FB data centers!), data storage, increased bandwidth, more computers, more smart phones, etc – the needs just increasing, hence the need for even more data centers!

 

Pkaza focuses on jobs related to the following disciplines:

  • Engineering design
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Field service
  • Sales
  • Operations and maintenance (O/M)

We focus on Critical Facilities Infrastructure but we Do Not find jobs for people with an IT background in hardware, software or networking.

  • Engineering design – electrical engineers / mechanical engineers / fire protection engineers / BAS / Controls / DCIM / Design Project Managers / Architects
  • Construction – Project Executives / Project Managers / MEP Project Managers / MEP Project Superintendents / Project Engineers / Owner’s Representatives
  • Commissioning – Electrical CxA Agents / Mechanical CxA Agents
  • Field service – UPS Field Service Techs / GenTechs / HVAC Techs
  • Sales – OEM Products / Data Center Service / DC Solutions / Business Development / Colo Sales / Sales Engineers
  • Operations and maintenance – SVP / GMs / VPs / Directors / Managers / Chiefs / Electrical / Mechanical / HVAC / Controls / BMS – Critical Facilities Engineers / CFT / COT / COE

These jobs are with Pkaza’s Critical Facilities / Data Center Customers

Pkaza places candidates both Permanent and Temporary Interim Staffing / Contract / Staff Aug. We can assist with Staff Augmentation anywhere in the world and grow your firm with candidates within this industry that will help propel your company to the next level. We franchised with MRINetwork to allow ourselves to provide Temp resources to provide a more robust recruiting solution for our customers.

Pkaza can provide staff augmentation in the following areas, Facility Operations, Construction Project Management, MEP Engineering design, commissioning and many specialty jobs to include Admin support, technical writing and Product managers to name a few. Please call us to find out if we can help support your hiring needs.  If not we can recommend a number of top recruiters that we work closely with.

Let’s be frank, it’s hard enough to find qualified candidates in such a limited labor pool. However, being able to provide a diverse group of candidates for our customers has been a driving factor at Pkaza for a number of years. Pkaza is a member of and actively participates with iMasons, 7×24 Exchange / WIMCO, DCD and AFCOM. We partake in a lot of events and actively network with engineering schools / tech schools / various professional organizations / social media groups / local school events and try and explain the job ladder to potential candidates. This helps us connect with many candidates that some employers might not come across. We help encourage and educate potential candidates about the Critical Facilities Industry to ultimately help drive candidates to this industry as many candidates do not know about the data center industry and the challenges that this field has to offer. As we all know, this industry is not in the public eye unless a data center fails or if you lose your internet connection! Pkaza is always looking for new avenues to pursue candidates, so please let us know how we can expand our reach as we continuously look for new avenues to recruit from!

 

Can Pkaza help job seekers who are veterans with a military background?

Thank you for your service. If you need help, but your experience isn’t relevant in data centers – send us resume so we can pay it forward – make recommendations, send you some whitepapers (to help with job search)  Pkaza is always looking to help our military veterans find a job.  There are many jobs in the data center industry where the skills and jobs learned in the military transfer nicely to data centers. We have an excellent record placing members of the Navy program – Navy Nukes – EMN / ETN / MMN and Seabees as well as all branches of the military – Air Force, Marines, Army as well as Maritime Grads and Coast Guard. We have great opportunities for those with a background maintaining, installing and servicing. Power or Cooling Equipment.

Thank you for your service. If you need help, but your experience isn’t relevant in data centers – send us
resume so we can pay it forward – make recommendations, send you some whitepapers (to help with job
search) Pkaza is always looking to help our military veterans find a job. There are many jobs in the data
center industry where the skills and jobs learned in the military transfer nicely to data centers. We have
an excellent record placing members of the Navy program – Navy Nukes – EMN / ETN / MMN and
Seabees as well as all branches of the military – Air Force, Marines, Army as well as Maritime Grads and
Coast Guard. We have great opportunities for those with a background maintaining, installing and
servicing. Power or Cooling Equipment.