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. […]

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Breaking the cycle: why candidates are rejecting your offers.

No question, it’s a tough time to be an employer. With unemployment at a 17-year low, qualified professionals have their pick of companies. Regardless of award-winning culture, competitive benefit packages, and generous bonuses, candidates – empowered by a buoyant market – are going to sometimes refuse your offers. It’s when this becomes the norm – […]

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3 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Client Relationships

Your relationship with clients – be they hiring managers, financial controllers, or CTOs – should be exactly that: a relationship. One founded upon a shared need, a well-earned professional reputation, and a mutual respect. The problem? Cultivating such relationships can take years, even decades. The best sales professionals, from Recruiters to Software salespeople, position themselves […]

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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 […]

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Salary History is History: What You Need to Know as an Employer

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-168 into law, effectively prohibiting Hiring Managers and Recruiters from enquiring about an applicant’s salary history. Following similar legislation in New York City, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Delaware, Oregon Philadelphia (pending legal challenge) and California’s own San Francisco, AB-168 promises to minimize wage discrimination by leveling the playing field […]

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Apples and Oranges: Picking the Best Candidate

You go into the hiring process well prepared – you’ve considered all aspects of the position, laid out a detailed list of job requirements and expectations, and set your standards for applicants appropriately. No facet of the position escapes you. Having established your requirements, you make the posting public – either by directly appealing to […]

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Want the job? Break the rules.

Have you ever wondered why you’re not hearing back about your job applications? You’re not alone. A candidate recently sent us a message on Yelp wondering why, despite her many qualifications, she was not getting any interviews. After reviewing her situation, I realized that this person was making the biggest mistake that I see over […]

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The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Technology Recruiting

Ask any recruiter how they got into the Staffing Industry, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: ‘I ended up here.’ That’s because recruiting is like the pop-up shop of careers. It’s not a college major, nor is it a career path that people really consider when they’re just starting out. Rather, recruiting tends […]

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Headhunter Tales: Jerry McMillin

Great recruiters don’t just recruit. They build meaningful, mutually-impactful relationships with their candidates and help to change entire lives, not just careers. If you think we’re exaggerating, then you may be in need of a new recruiter. Check out this recent anecdote from Jerry McMillin, a rookie Technology ‘headhunter’ in our San Diego office. Jerry […]

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July Office Hours: Bring Your Job Search to Silo!

Calling all Job Seekers! Join us for Office Hours on Wednesday, July 23rd @SILO in Makers Quarter from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. This month’s open office session will be held at SILO in Makers Quarter during Bring Your Own Work (BYOW) Wednesday. This is an opportunity to get outside, shake up your job search and […]

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