Welcome to the official Betts Recruiting blog. What’s this blog all about? In a nutshell, it’s about the current job market, your career path, the tech industry and the cities we all love most. Of course, what makes this blog really exciting is YOU – so join the conversation!
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The BR Blog will enable you to gain a greater understanding of how our company works and how to land that job you have always wanted. Content will also include regular contributions from our recruiters, who will offer their own career tips and describe the nature of their daily work and the challenges they deal with.
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Ever find yourself wondering where the day went? Based on the time management matrix of Stephen Covey, there are topics that are Urgent, Not Urgent, Important, or Not Important. Urgent activities are ones that demand immediate attention and are often associated with someone else’s goals. Important activities are correlated with the achievement of your own goals, both personal and professional. Here are some tips on how to maximize your time in the … more
Betts Recruiter Aynslie Accomando’s advice on creating a stellar sales resume:
Dusting off the old resume and giving it a good, thorough revision is hardly the most exciting thing about applying for a new job. Most sales people are extroverts and feel more comfortable making a pitch in person. But while the resume may be the most impersonal aspect of the job application, it turns out that it also happens to be the … more
As of December 2012, LinkedIn boasts over 200 million members in 200 countries and territories. With the prevalence of social media today, job seekers and professionals have turned to LinkedIn as their go-to source for networking. Have you ever wondered what Betts Recruiting recruiters look for in LinkedIns profiles? Follow these guidelines by networking guru Emily Mattos:
1) Start with your picture- You need one. Profile pictures help put a face to the … more
Everyone knows New York as a business hub for well-known media, commerce, and fashion. However, according to SeedTable.com, over 127 startups were founded in New York City last year, almost as many as the 131 that were launched in Silicon Valley. Why is that?
Experts are saying that while New York has become a top location for tech start-ups, these start-ups are focusing on different sectors than the … more
South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual festival hosted in Austin, Texas, is an apex of popular music, new films, and emerging technology. Last week, the SXSW Interactive Festival featured 5 days of presentations from industry leaders in technology, which showcased video games, innovative ideas, and digital enterprises. An important feature to the Interactive Festival was the Startup Village, where entrepreneurs and investors had the ability to network and showcase their new work. Here is a look at some of the … more
The best part about networking is that you are constantly doing it, each and every day. Especially in a compact city such as San Francisco, you cannot avoid the social interaction of networking. Whether it’s going out to dinner with friends, running into an old acquaintance from college, seeing a co-worker outside of the office, or being introduced to a new connection, this city is an open arena for social networking.
Many people … more
You’ve accepted a job- Congratulations! But now the real work begins. Give yourself a big pat on the back, and get ready to work your butt off because landing the job is only the first step. The credentials on your resume lead you to an interview, and your sharp and engaging personality earned you an offer. But now you’ve accepted; it’s time to perform because yesterday’s plays don’t win today’s games. … more
Alyssa shares her tips on how to determine if the company culture is right for you!
You’re sitting in the lobby, palms sweating as you pretend to review your resume that you know like the back of your hand. People keep walking by and you’re thinking to yourself “that tall guy looks too young to be the interviewer…and that lady over there with the 70’s bangs, she doesn’t fit the interviewer look”. … more
Radley Meyers: How To Prep For An Interview
I’d have to say that one of the most important aspects in prepping for an interview is to make sure you give yourself enough time. Time is everything. In order to have everything prepared – head on straight, your research done, questions and responses all sorted out, and you feel confident and look sharp-you need to put in the time.
Throughout … more
Ashley’s advice on how to handle the resignation process:
Deciding to leave a company and accept a new opportunity is an exciting, yet complicated process. The goal of the resignation process is to inform your boss that you are indeed leaving. However, many times when your current employer discovers you are looking to move on and accept another opportunity, a counter offer will be presented to you. As … more