5 Common Misconceptions About Recruiters in the Silicon Valley

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5 common misconceptions about recruiters - JD Strategies

  Having been in this industry for over 20 years, we’ve heard every misconception in the book about what we do – recruit. Now, we’re ready to shatter them. Here are 5 common misconceptions about recruiters: Misconception #1: Truth: Recruiters do not cost the candidate any money. This is by far the most common misconception about recruiters… Read more »

Interview Personality Profiles: Are You a Bad Candidate?

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What is your interview personality profile? Are you Mr. Universe or No Knowledge Nancy? Interviews are a chance to show off your best side. As a recruiting firm, we know all about interviews. We screen and interview candidates all day long. We’ve become experts at sensing that “special something”. With that comes the ability to… Read more »

10 Tips on How to Write a Professional Work Email

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How to write a professional work email

  For those who have been in a professional workplace for years writing an work email comes naturally, but it takes time to learn how to do it right. Here are 10 tips on how to write a professional work email: 1. Make Your Point: Put your main point in the opening sentence. Just like… Read more »

Is it Time to Quit Your Job?

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Is it time to quit your job?

Has the thought to quit your job crossed your mind a few times since you started your position a few years ago? Has it crossed your mind a few times in the last few weeks? When is enough, enough? Is it time to quit your job and move on to bigger and better things? Sometimes the… Read more »

Awesome Companies to Work for in 2016

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Awesome Companies to work for

Within recent years some seriously awesome companies have popped up around the US and they are changing how  Americans and the world think about work atmospheres. And they’re not just for recent college grads who want free soda and happy hour. They’re for everyone!   Lets take a look at a few forward thinking companies… Read more »

Confidence: A Key Player in Career Opportunities

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Confidence and Career Opportunities

Confidence goes a long way. So far, in fact, that it could be a determining factor in a candidate being chosen to fill a role. After all, if you don’t believe in yourself… how is an employer supposed to believe in you? Here are some surefire ways to boost your self-confidence and showcase your abilities… Read more »

10 Common Interview Questions: Nail Your Interview!

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You never quite know what you’re going to get when you walk into an interview. You might get the hiring manager who wants to chit-chat about current events or the guy who doesn’t smile while looking you dead in the eyes the entire time. Either way, some preparation couldn’t hurt. Here, we’re going to break down some… Read more »

15 Job Hunting Tips from Silicon Valley Recruiters

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Our focus as recruiters is to seek out and nurture relationships that are built to last. Whether it’s the relationships we keep with our in-house technical recruiters, our clients or our contractors. After all, this is what we’re passionate about and we’re in the relationship building business. It brings us great joy and satisfaction to… Read more »

Signs You May be Suffering From Job Search Fatigue

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Signs You May be Suffering From Job Search Fatigue

Searching for a job can be difficult and exhausting. When you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed with the search, you may need to stand back and reevaluate your processes. How do you know if you are experiencing job search fatigue? You find yourself looking at the same job postings over and over again. You would rather… Read more »

Don’t Get Stumped by Tough Interview Questions

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Tough interview questions

You’re in the middle of an interview for an amazing new technical job opportunity in California. Everything is going great. You look polished; you sound confident; you’re nailing every question. Then the interviewer asks you: “If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?” Your heart starts racing. Your mind goes blank…. Read more »