FAQ

For Employers

What is the ITA Talent Portal?
The ITA Talent Portal is a web-based tool that helps employers source talent for technology opportunities in Chicago. The Talent Portal highlights what is important to tech talent – company culture, life and work – on profiles that help candidates envision themselves living in Chicago and working for your company. On the Talent Portal, job-seekers don’t just see a job – they see a long-term opportunity.

Who may post jobs on the ITA Talent Portal?
Any Chicago-based ITA member company may post on the ITA Talent Portal.

What types of positions are appropriate to post on the ITA Talent Portal?
Job postings are the employer’s discretion. We welcome postings from all departments within a tech company.  We know there are lots of sales people, marketers, HR professionals, etc that want to work for great technology companies!

What are the specifications for images on my profile?
Main image should be at least 1000px wide. It is resized to 988x401px maintaining proportions (2.46:1) and cropping what is not fitted into view. Secondary images are resized to 325x270px maintaining proportions (1.2:1).

Who will see my job postings?
ITA’s multichannel marketing strategy targets technology talent outside the Chicago market.

How will I know if a candidate applied for my position on the ITA Talent Portal?
When a candidate clicks “Apply,” on a Talent Portal posting, all the users of the employer’s account will be notified via email. The “Apply” button redirects a candidate to the job posting on your company site, so candidates apply through your regular applicant tracking system.

Do my job listings have to be for positions located in Chicago?
Jobs on the talent portal can be located anywhere in the US but the target audience will be the Chicagoland area.

What if I post a job that is not located in Chicago?
Job postings that do not meet guidelines on ITA will be flagged as inappropriate and removed. Removed job postings are not eligible for reimbursement.

For Job-seekers

What is ITA Talent Portal?
The Talent Portal is a portal to technology opportunities in the Chicago region. We know that when you’re looking for a new job, the position isn’t the only thing you care about. The Talent Portal shows you what it’s like to work for the companies hiring in Chicago, and what it’s like to live there.

What happens when I apply for a job on the Talent Portal?
When you click “Apply” on the Talent Portal, you are redirected to the employer’s own application site to continue the application process.

What if I don’t have a LinkedIn account?
Job-seekers who are not on LinkedIn can sign up manually on the Talent Portal. We’ll simply collect some info on your work history and primary skills.

How is my information used?
Part of growing the Chicago tech workforce is being able to identify skills gaps and workforce shortages. Job-seeker information contributes to ITA’s real-time data tracking. The information you provide helps ITA identify trends in the Chicago regional tech workforce to improve hiring processes and education development. If you click “Apply” on the Talent Portal, the employer receives an email notification.

Do I have to pay to use the Talent Portal?
No, the ITA Talent Portal is free to all job-seekers.