Company Culture Starts With The Candidate Experience

Your recruiting process is part of your corporate culture. What makes your company stand out from the rest? I’m sure you have reasons for why a top software engineer chooses your organization over all their options – so what is it? Differentiators – as employers, we all have them, and they are promoted in a… Read more »

Timing is Everything in the Career Search and Hiring Process

Timing is a powerful influence and determining factor in many important happenings in one’s life. As a Technology Recruiter, I zero in on the importance of timing during the career search and hiring process. I’ve concentrated my discussion in this post on the Software Engineering world, particularly the FinTech arena. Why is timing everything? Tech… Read more »

Think of Your Recruiter As Your Agent

Think of Your Recruiter As Your Agent In my previous posts, I talked about why to use a recruiter and how to hone in on the key criteria for your job search — now, I’d like to share a creative way to look at the recruiter / candidate relationship. When working with a recruiter, try thinking of… Read more »

How to Quit Your Job

You made it. You finally got that dream job after going through the ringer of onsite interviews and white-boarding sessions. There’s just one more step, and you’re more nervous than ever. …you are dreading putting in your notice to your current employer.   Even if you can’t stand your boss and the organization is a… Read more »

OP Sourcing Team 2017 Year in Review

Building Community as a Sourcer Means Teaching Others and Getting Involved. Sourcing is a critical part of the recruitment process and as a result we are seeing more and more agencies and HR departments build teams solely dedicated to sourcing candidates and providing technical recruitment support, training and research. At OP, we expanded our dedicated… Read more »

4 Quick Tips for the Best Interview Possible

Job Seekers, are you preparing for an interview? The pressure of landing that next great job can be overwhelming. Combat the stresses by being prepared, which in turn, will boost your confidence, easier said than done, right?   Here are 4 tips for your next interview prep that will help you feel, and do, your best…. Read more »

Why it pays to not procrastinate; from an ex-procrastinator

We’ve all been there. We’ve all said, “yeah I’ll get to it later” then suddenly it’s three hours before your term paper is due and you’ve only written your name and date in 16-point font, double-spaced. In college, each professor says, “I’ll know if you wrote this last minute” and you’re thinking “ha, try me.”… Read more »

Power of the Referral 2.0

Power of the referral 2.0 Give them, get them, experience the magic. About a year ago, I wrote a segment on how referrals in tech recruiting are typically the best candidates to work with. In ‘Make Referrals Part of Your Follow Up’ I focused on relationship building, and now, with 2017 winding down, I can… Read more »

Working With A Recruiter: Looking for a Job Can Be a Fulltime Job

Why work with a recruiter?   Because looking for a job can be a fulltime job. We’ve all been there, that moment when you decide you may want to kick some tires and explore different opportunities, see what the market is like for your skillset, or maybe it’s flat-out, time for a change.   No matter… Read more »