Interviewing sucks. The interviewers and screening methods aren't always objective. You have less than one hour to impress a stranger while being judged by them. There is only so much you can do as a candidate during the interview process. Good news is that if you got a call scheduled, you've passed the first test. You've… Continue reading Interview Hack: Don’t Be Insecure
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In a world of talent shortage, passive candidates and LinkedIn inMails with low response rate, it is obvious that we are in a candidate-drive market. However, many employers are slow to adapt to the trend. For example, many HR & recruiting professionals don't track any meaningful data beyond the old-school recruiting metrics such as time to… Continue reading Infographic: Ace Your Candidate Experience With Interactive Recruiting
Hi! This post's target reader is a hiring manager and/or recruiter who is interested in me as a potential candidate for your team/company/role. Big Tech => I'm happy at Netflix. Not interested in exploring any recruitment roles in America (sourcer, researcher, recruiter, diversity/recruitment program manager, FTE and/or contract). The only exception is you're looking to… Continue reading What could be next for me after Netflix?
Speciality: Skilled, technical positions in Data Science, Software Engineering, Product Design, UX Research Diversity recruiting for women and other under-represented minorities, including aspiring developers without traditional engineering or computer science training Tailored advice for international students or immigrants on how to navigate the cultural roadblocks during job search Individual Services: Resume writing and formatting that… Continue reading Services & Fees
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When you start your job search after graduating from college or coding bootcamp or even graduate school, first thing first- manage your emotions and expectations. Don't be a jerk because everyone remembers when someone was a jerk to him/her. Looking for a job is a job in itself; it takes time, efforts and dedication. It… Continue reading First Job After School? (Insert Emoji)!
As a recruiter, I've read thousands of resumes, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and witnessed a few common job search mistakes. What could possibly be better to ring in the new year than singing along with me and learn how to increase your chance in upgrading your career in 2017? ♥ Call Me Maybe ♥ Hey, I just read… Continue reading Sing Your Way To A New Job
To me, building a team is a lot like curating a wardrobe. Talent acquisition is an art that requires practicality, sensibility and creativity, the same skills that make or break your own style. Here are the steps in building a dream team using good fashion sense. Know what you need versus what you want When… Continue reading Build Your Dream Team In Style
Nobody probably told you this before- one of the biggest pet peeves HR and recruiters have is candidate showing up too early for his/her time. We really hate it when you show up too early. How early should you show up for your interview? While interviewers expect you to be on time, we don't want… Continue reading Try Knitting While You Wait
I am one of a few recruiters who actually read through LinkedIn profiles when I source candidates. I keep a collection of what engineers say to recruiters for my own entertainment. Again, this post is meant for people who appreciate the humor and irony; think a Buzzfeed article. No haters here, please. “Recruiters: Happy to… Continue reading Things Software Engineers Say to Recruiters on LinkedIn