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Tuesday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Recruiters are Full of Shit, I Am One

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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.

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Scott Gordon

PartnerVaco LLCNashville, TN's 2010 Blogger/Social Media Person of the Year, Scott Gordon, the “Anti Pimp” (www.TheAntiPimp.com) himself, is a nationally renowned speaker on the mechanics of unlocking the power of putting your money where your mouth is. He brings his 14 years... Read More →

whurley (william hurley)

Chaotic Moon Studios
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Tiffany Jennings

Interactive Acct MgrAquentTiffany Jennings has been recruiting in Portland for almost 8 years. Largely focused on the Interactive Design/Development and User Experience space for Aquent. She is part of the Learning Services Team coaching and mentoring new recruiters on building positive... Read More →
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David Sidlinger

Code CraftsmanN/ADavid Sidlinger is a husband, father, all-around swell guy, and code craftsman from Nashville, Tennessee. David has a deep love for his wife, his son, and beautiful code and a hatred for null that burns brighter than the brightest star. He has been bending computers... Read More →
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Matthew Wallace

Owner/Software DevWallace DevelopmentI am a Software Developer who primarily uses the Flash Platform for the development of Web, Desktop, and Mobile applications. My clients are/have been Adobe Consulting, Yahoo, Digital Reasoning, Moontoast, and Healthways. I am also the manager... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Hilton, Salon A

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