Recruiters are Full of Shit, I Am One

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

In the wake of one of the worst economic disasters in our lifetimes, recruiters/headhunters can hold the golden ticket to finding a dream job. Mega corporations are moving to vendor managed processes that silence the average job seeker and all but force them into the waiting arms of a headhunter. Job seekers new to town and new to a job market rely heavily on the knowledge of recruiters to shine a light on who's hiring. What's not mentioned are the massive turnover numbers inside the "search industry". 70% quit within the first year and then those that stay wonder why job seekers despise working with them.

This panel will feature both sides of the coin. (1) Recruiters (technical) that have proven successful in their respective industries but had to battle to achieve independence among the masses of greasy sales folk. (2) Job seekers (software developers) that have gone through horrible processes and are not only unafraid to share the horrors but can speak intelligently about what the loved and hated.

A no holds barred session of what works and what doesn't and more importantly why and why not. In the spirit of SXSW, ample time will be given to dauntless dialogue from those in attendance. The veil of secrecy will be dropped.

LEVEL: Advanced

About the speakers

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whurley (william hurley)

Instigate. Collaborate. Innovate.™

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Matthew Wallace

I'm Interactive Developer ( Flash / Flex, Javascript, RoR, Lua, Obj-c, HTML5 ) bio from Twitter

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Scott Gordon

Recruiter, husband, dog lover, metal head, smart ass. I like beer and motorcycles, kool-aid and chocolate pie. Lima bean hater. bio from Twitter

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Tiffany Jennings

Digital Zookeeper for @vitamintalent, surfer, Blazer fan, motorcycle rider, jewelry maker, baker, vino lover, sister & maker of some rad crafts bio from Twitter

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David Sidlinger

Husband. Father. Scoundrel. Coder. Quality junkie. Bag of mostly water. Has made butter. bio from Twitter

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13 attendees

  • Andrea Genevieve
  • David
  • Emmett Shear
  • Grey Garner
  • Greg Horowitz
  • Joe Rinaldi
  • Matthew Wallace
  • R
  • Scott Gordon
  • Sylvain Martel
  • the daniel
  • whurley ®
  • Tiffany Jennings

17 trackers

  • Alex de Soto
  • Andy Hume
  • Keith Chu
  • Dave Curry
  • Eric Kramer
  • Hans verschooten
  • John Tokash
  • Larry Archer
  • Liang Shi
  • Mark
  • Jason Lewis
  • Sven Lauwers
  • Ralph Brandi
  • TyKisha
  • Tyson Hanrahan
  • Ruthie BenDor
  • Alex Schaffert

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Salon A, Hilton Austin Downtown

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