10 SD companies hiring early career professionals in tech

Did you know? America’s Finest City is home to 400 new startups every year. Add that to the hundreds of large-scale companies that call San Diego home, and you’ve got virtually unlimited opportunities to build a successful career in tech - be it as a recent graduate at a STEM startup, or as a seasoned professional at a Fortune 500 company. SD’s tech scene is growing, innovating, and attracting more big-name companies - hello Google and Amazon! - than ever before. But where, exactly, are all these jobs? How can YOU land one? It’s all in knowing where to look. We’ve all heard of Qualcomm and Petco, but can you name the small and midsize companies that avoid advertising on big websites? That’s where we come in. We know where to find the hidden gems and we’re ready to share, so listen up.

The growing t...
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Life Beyond The Gap: Your How-To Guide For Returning To Work

When you originally leave the workforce, you’re likely to run through a series of probative questions; will anyone want to hire me in the future? What will change in my absence? Will I ever be able to ‘catch up’? Having worked in recruiting for 20+ years - and as the Co-Founder and CEO of Proven Recruiting - I've seen people leave and rejoin the workforce for a variety of reasons. Travel, child-rearing, short-lived retirements, military service - you name it, I've worked with them. But despite the diversity of motivations, one thing is constant; whatever your reason for leaving, the return is, without fail, anxiety-provoking. Banking on my professional experience, a friend recently approached me looking for guidance. She was ready to return to work after having children, now with a 7-year resu...
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Everything you need to know about life after the Big 4

You landed a job at Deloitte, EY, KPMG or PwC. While initially exciting, reality has set in. Grueling hours, a demanding workload, and a seemingly endless numbers of audits have taken over – and that’s not even during busy season. Sound familiar? For me, landing a job in Big 4 seemed like a massive success - until I actually started working. Quickly, work-life balance became something I read about wistfully while browsing the web at 5am because I’d been stress-dreaming again, and why go to sleep anyway when my alarm is about to sound? It wasn’t a surprise, really. I knew the arduous hours and lack of social life were a known part of the job. Yet even though some accountants thrive in this kind of environment, I – like many – found myself searching for something new, different, inspiring. But where could I go, when my education and sense of success were so wrapped up in the Big 4 ethos? I often mulled the same questions over and over again - What are my options? Is ...
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Why Recruiting is the Best First Job Out of College

I remember the feeling. Time was ticking down to graduation, and despite my numerous applications that would allow me to become a “productive member of society,” I hadn’t heard much back. Not that I was completely crushed, mind you, most of what I was applying for didn’t really sound all that appealing to begin with. I never quite knew what I wanted to do as a “career” growing up, flip-flopping from one half-baked idea to the next. My BA in Political Science/International Relations and Double Minor in History and Philosophy clearly reflected that indecisiveness. Still, I knew that whatever I ended up doing, I

- wanted to help people or a cause, and

- wanted to be challenged.

After more than a year and a half working as a recruiter at Proven Recruiting, I can say with confidence that I’ve accomplished both of those goals. If...
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Beat Your Application Slump.

The story is all too familiar - you perfectly tailor your resume, submit it through all the right channels, and patiently wait for an email that will likely never come. Applications can be long, tiresome, and shockingly futile: a 2016 report revealed that for every 27 job applications, you’re likely to get ONE single interview. Little has changed in the intervening years since these statistics were released - 2019 is just as competitive and it’ll take a unique mixture of ambition and creativity to get noticed. With sites like LinkedIn making it easier and easier to apply for jobs en masse, you may be devoting countless hours toiling away with unnecessary applications. READ MORE

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A Definitive Guide to Negotiating Your Salary

Most people dislike negotiating. Whether buying a car, asking for a raise, or considering a job offer, agreeing to a ‘fair’ price for the exchange of goods or services is often considered uniquely unnerving. What if you ask for too much? What if you accept too little? How do you know if you got a good deal? This experience can be particularly daunting when it comes to salary negotiations, as these conversations determine your earning potential over the course your career. That’s a lot of pressure if you’re not used to negotiating. So much pressure, in fact, that the majority of professionals forgo it entirely – often losing out as a result. There has to be a better way! Guess what? There is. Anyone can become a confident, capable negotiator if they learn how to calculate and communicate their relative value to the opportunity at hand. The...
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The Definitive Guide to Acing Your Interview

Remember: Interviews are nothing more than a conversation between two people hoping to strike a mutually beneficial agreement. Need a little help? Every day, Proven Recruiting works with talented professionals - from new graduates to CEOs - to improve and refine their interview skills. No one is born great at interviews: it's something you need to practice, hone, and apply regularly. Follow these steps and be sure to comment with your experience!

Passing the initial screen:

Answer the call/Skype in a quiet place free from distractions.

Keep your “cheat sheets” in front of you. Have on hand your resu...
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Write Resumes That Work & Interview for Success

Whether you're deep in your job search, or you're just starting to look, join our CEO and Co-Founder Louis Song for a complimentary consultation tailored to your unique needs. Send us your resume when you RSVPand he'll also provide personalized feedback on your key areas of strength and improvement. RSVP by clicking here or continue to the form below! Here's what people are saying on Yelp...

"I attended a Resume Workshop that Proved Recruiting hosts the last Tuesday of each month. The company culture was very inviting and I immediately felt welcomed when walking into the office. Louis Song, the co-founder, led the event and taught the best practices when searching for a job. He gave simple, actionable advice that people working in any field could follow. Anyo...
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Earn up to 100K in your first year: Junior Recruiter openings

We are seeking bright, motivated graduates looking to start or accelerate a career in the fast-paced world of recruiting. This exciting opportunity offers first-year on target earnings up to $100,000+.   As one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work, we have an energetic, hardworking culture that drives people to grow personally and professionally while having fun in the process. The ideal candidate will embrace this culture and our five Guiding Principles in representing our company to customers, vendors, clients and employees. Those are:  

1. Make $hit happen.

 

2. Do the right thing.

 

3. Celebrate success.

 

4. Give back.

 

5. Try. Learn. Grow. Repeat.

 

Here’s what the role entails:

As a Junior Recruit...
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Proven University Internship Program

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a recruiter? Now’s your chance to find out. We are seeking bright, motivated interns for our upcoming ‘Proven University’ new-recruiter training class. This is a paid internship program for new or recent graduates seeking a crash course in Recruiting with plenty of mentoring and on-the-job learning. As one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work, we have an energetic, hardworking culture that drives people to grow personally and professionally while having fun in the process. The ideal candidate will embrace this culture and our five Guiding Principles in representing our company to customers, vendors, clients and employees. Those are:

1. Make $hit happen.

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