Ringing In the New Year: Recruiting Tips & Resolutions

on 01 | 15 | 2013

Our recruiting experts are full of knowledge and insight, so in the spirit of the New Year, we share a few of their recruiting tips and resolutions to help us and our candidates prosper in 2013.

Candidate Tips:

“Research the company before an initial interview. This will help show the potential employer that you are truly interested.”—Sunny Mee, Technical Recruiter

“Be honest with your technical capabilities and expertise—in terms of both strengths and weaknesses. Also, speak candidly about your career aspirations and decision criteria for new opportunities.”—Ashish Raina, Principal

“Ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete with skills, knowledge, interests, and referrals. Look for experience in emerging areas such as Big Data, analytics, and mobile.”—Andy Grosso, Partner

“Have an exploratory call with a potential employer, versus simply saying ‘no’ to an opportunity.”—Candace Trafficanda, Technical Recruiter

“Remember all the rules your parents tried to teach you when you were growing up. Good manners, work ethic, follow-up, and skills will take you far.”—Eric Larson, Partner

“Demonstrate your passion for coding through side projects, open source contributions, and coding competitions.”—Aaron Ho, Technical Recruiter

“Work on challenging projects, and better yet, take the lead on them. Look for new things to develop instead of stepping into something already created.”—Ali Behnam, Managing Partner

“Get on github.com.”Tony Zammikiel, Technical Recruiting Manager

“Simplify your resume and tailor it to the jobs you are applying for.”Darin Matuzic, Technical Recruiter

Have a good portfolio of work available and ready to share.”Joanne Yoo, Technical Recruiter

“Be able to articulate your idea role, company, and responsibilities.”—Sam Wholley, Principal

“Share and network with other developers.”—Michael Tumasian, Technical Recruiter

“Call me.”—Michael Morell, Managing Partner

Recruiting Resolutions:

“Continue learning the fundamentals of recruiting, with a focus on adding value as an engagement manager.”—Ashish Raina, Principal

“Create and nurture great working relationships with all of my clients.”—John Gragg, Technical Recruiter

“Work smarter, not harder.”—Dirk Cleveland, Principal

“Become more of a ‘talent agent’ and establish that as the recruiting model.”—Ali Behnam, Managing Partner

“Close searches faster while keeping the bar high.”Kelly Kinnard, Principal

“Expand my professional network.”—Darin Matuzic, Technical Recruiter

“Have more fun.”—Matt Fonda, Technical Recruiter

“Dominate.”—Michael Morell, Managing Partner

“Continue to master my craft.”Michael Tumasian, Technical Recruiter

“Maintain stronger relationships with my candidates.”—Alex Sjoman, Technical Recruiter