Headhunter Tales: Jerry McMillin

JerryBlog-05-e1408489171598 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 is a rising star at PROVEN, and his passion for helping people to find more fulfilling opportunities raises the bar for the rest of us. “When I first began at PROVEN, I knew very little a...
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July Office Hours: Bring Your Job Search to Silo!

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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 network with a new and [caption id="attachment_2642" align="alignright" width="150"]READ MORE

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What You Can Learn from the Toughest Interview Questions in the Country

Companies know that if you ask the same questions as everyone else, you get the same level of talent as everyone else.  If you really want to separate the employees who are merely good from the ones who can truly excel at their position, you should ask questions that make candidates actually think and reveal their true selves.   The top companies in the industry have mastered how to grab the most talented individuals using unique questions.  Here’s what you can learn:  

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How many bottles of beer are drank in the city over the week? What You Can Learn If you job involves working with numbers, employers are going to want to know that you can make thoughtful estimations on the fly and break a problem down easy-to-understand parts. Obviously, candidates aren’t expected to give a precise answer to this question.  Rather, they are expected to make reasonable estimates based upon the population of the city, the...
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