Daniel Parrillo's Blog (5)

Environmental Scan of Technical Recruiting Industry - As I See It !!

Social Trends:

• Demographic Shifts

o Days of the Account Executives in the designer suite and expensive sadden are LONG GONE

o Companies are limiting the amount of money vendors and suppliers are allow to spend on lunches and gifts with hiring managers

o Smaller technology centers are struggling; technological companies are moving back to Silicon Valley, San Francisco and California in general – after the mass-exodus after the dot-com demise.

o Although the technology… Continue

Added by Daniel Parrillo on March 24, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

What Should Be in a Technical Resume...

In almost fifteen years of experience in technical recruiting, you would not believe the technical resumes I have seen from even some very senior members in our technology community. Thought I’d remind folks of a few things that a technical resume should be.

Believe statistics should show:

* Average hiring manager spends 10-15 seconds reviewing a resume (80% on the first page)

* If you can keep someone’s attention on your resume for longer than 15 seconds, you increase your… Continue

Added by Daniel Parrillo on March 24, 2008 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Not Sure If Politically Correct? – Let Candy Be Your Guide!

In this day and age of politically correctness, I often find myself scanning the words flowing in a discussion for (what I would consider to be) little improprieties that come up. I often find myself asking fellow co-workers and personal friends not to use a particular word around me or express the opinions that I feel are offensive to my ears or what I consider to be politically incorrect.

The word “retard” was a word I often used as a child to refer to someone weird or… Continue

Added by Daniel Parrillo on March 24, 2008 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Is it a Job? – or a Career?

Most folks see the commute each morning as beginning of their work day – and not the next day in the progression of their career. Actively searching employment candidates are often searching for a “job” – and not they really believe is the natural progression of their careers, which encompasses their desires and ambitions. The best employee is one that wakes up in the morning and looks forward to starting work on that new exciting product or project. One that has a balance between their career… Continue

Added by Daniel Parrillo on March 24, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Heard of Outsourcing ? How about "Insourcing" ??

The word outsourcing is all too common in today’s discussions, newsletters and blog postings… You would think the word insourcing would be just as popular.

“Insourcing is when a company needs to bring in skills or specific content expertise that is not resident in the organization already.”

Insourcing is often the result of a new business initiative, strategy or opportunity that the client would like to take advantage of or a market they would like to investigate. Often the… Continue

Added by Daniel Parrillo on March 24, 2008 at 12:36pm — No Comments


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