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S*** Not to Say in an Interview

The Betts Team shares with you the S*** Not to Say in an Interview. While we poke fun at the classic interview faux pas, unfortunately, people make these mistakes more than you might think. We invite you to laugh along with us at the following video. 

Warning: Betts Recruiting does not condone any of what you are about to see in a real interview setting. Please do not attempt this at…


Added by Caitlin Wells on July 27, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

S*** Recruiters Say

If you've worked with a recruiter before (or are one like us), you probably know the s*** recruiters say.  Every now and then, it's fun to poke at the cliches heard around the office. Some phrases Betts Recruiting has come up with includes:

Watch the video that started the discussion: …


Added by Caitlin Wells on April 26, 2012 at 12:59pm — 4 Comments

Vetting a Startup

We all wish we’d worked for Facebook or Google or Intuit or HP before they went public.  We’d all be retired by now, or close, or funding our own new ventures.  But as some smart jerk says, hindsight is 20-20.  How can we identify start-ups that are taking off before they’re saturated with interested candidates and investors? I ask three big questions of any potential client before deciding to bring them on and inform my network about them.


1. What are you selling? …


Added by Caitlin Wells on February 14, 2012 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

The Death of the Resume

Folks who are successful in their current roles (read: busy) do not have the time to spend hours updating their resume.  And why would they?  Assuming they are worth hiring, their company history and tenure speak for themselves.  They aren’t in dire need of a new job, and they’re busy doing whatever they do well.  They may even be interviewing based off their personal networks and the attractiveness of their LinkedIn profiles.   


When I have a new client and they’re hot to…


Added by Caitlin Wells on February 8, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

How to Get the Most Bang for your Buck – dreamforce.

If you learn one thing in the tech startup space, it’s that things are ever changing and evolving. Who’s hot now? Who’s hiring? Who’s firing? What’s the latest and greatest? How do you stay in the know?


One way to be in the midst of the action is to clear your calendar for next week and float among the Dreamforce-ers that will be invading the city. Each has their own goal whether it includes networking, selling a product, increasing brand image, partying or just simply being…


Added by Caitlin Wells on August 29, 2011 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

Speed Dating, Meet the Interview Process

In a world where job candidates are in abundance, how do you find the best and the brightest among a sea of eager seekers?

Well, perhaps some of the nations top medical schools are onto something. Virgina Tech Carillion is among a group of top medical schools looking beyond the grades, MCAT scores, and resume and placing a huge value on interpersonal and communication skills. As such, they are implementing a new form of evaluation for its applicants- the Multiple… Continue

Added by Caitlin Wells on July 21, 2011 at 2:11pm — 4 Comments

Job Hunt 101 for College Grads

So, you have already completed your graduation or post graduation and now looking for a job. What do you think that the corporate world is looking in you? Are you actually ready to market yourself and face pressure of expectations? Having interviewed several hundred’ of interviewees in the last couple of months, I believe that the youngsters are ill-prepared. They miss the killer-instinct and spark that is required by the corporate world and their attitude is not just appropriate. Who is to…


Added by Caitlin Wells on July 18, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Four Reasons to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Count

I know, you made that LinkedIn account months ago and never went back. You’re content at your job, and since you’re not looking for a new one you haven’t put much effort to updating or maintaining it. What’s the point right? The point is that you may be missing opportunities! Even if you’re not looking for that “ideal job” anymore, it could definitely be looking for you (trust me, I’m the one looking!) and you don’t want to be passed over because you haven’t added a Current Position since…


Added by Caitlin Wells on July 15, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Stop Job Search Failure Before it Starts

Experiencing failure can be one of the most difficult parts of a job search for candidates and recruiters alike.  For candidates, finding out that you were turned away from a job because you do not fit the job description or company culture can be very discouraging.  For recruiters, whose job it is to find the right match between candidates and hiring companies, failure can be also be extremely disappointing when all of your hard work results in letting your client and candidate…


Added by Caitlin Wells on July 12, 2011 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments


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