Category: 9-to-5

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and 5 ways for job-seekers to be more easily found by recruiters)

It’s a busy time in recruiter-land for me, managing both sales and engineering recruitments for a local startup, so whenever I kick off a new project, I go deep into sourcing for candidates. Beyond passive job advertisements on sites like Indeed and LinkedIn, I’m reaching out directly to potential applicants via LinkedIn Recruiter, usergroups, and into my network. As LinkedIn…

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and Celebrating My 4th Anniversary!)

Honestly, four years ago I had no idea I’d be where I am today. But hey, who really can predict the future? We all have those “nice to haves” but time marches on, and life evolves, throwing curveballs and opening some doors and slamming others shut. But here I am, celebrating four years as a solopreneur, heading up my own…

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and paying it forward for Q2)

At the onset of the year, I wrote about my new strategy to give back to the community with a portion of my net business earnings being donated, based on my average quarterly income. I am happy to say that I made my donations in Q1 as scheduled to PAW Team (veterinary care to the pets of the homeless), Hacienda…

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and why I do what I do)

The other day I got a really wonderful compliment. I was approached by an individual who was declined by me for a job I was recruiting for, and she said this: I really like the way in which you rejected me. One of my goals as a recruiter has always been to tell candidates WHY. For some reason, most workplaces…

Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and looking at job postings differently)

Okay, so I’ve been seeing lots of articles out there lately about the way to attract a diverse candidate pool, and while there are some good points out there (such as, stop writing them like you run a frat house), there are others that I’m just going to plain disagree with. The big one? That if you want to attract…