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AMA with Top Recruiter Jamie Koblinski - Shared screen with speaker view
Janet Szymanski
18:39
According to the Institute for the Future, 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 have not been invented yet. What skills will people need?
Tom Stephens
19:39
How do you value experience when hiring?
Kristina Rudolph
20:25
Q: Do you hire transitioning people or return-to-work candidates as "interns" or is that title only/mostly reserved for people fresh out of school in their 20's?
Calley Wang
20:55
Q: is it ok to apply to an entry level role you're really interested in even if you have more years of experience? What's the best way to indicate your interest without looking overqualified?
Lisa
21:05
Do you automatically disqualify candidates that don't meet the exact qualifications?
Janet Szymanski
21:12
Getting your foot in the door always presents a catch-22 for college students and recent grads when you need job experience but do not have experience. What are your suggestions?https://www.economist.com/business/2020/05/23/zoomers-zeros-and-gen-z
ankita negi
23:22
Does the candidate has to match all the job requirements? What the most important things that we should pay attention to while applying for a specific job?
Kristina Rudolph
23:59
^ @Janet, volunteer

Q: Can you give some examples of the differences between looking desperate (overqualified) vs. under-qualified people who applied because they really feel they can do the job - and what does that look like with so many people competing? Do they even have a chance?
Michael Lennon
24:00
Adding to Lisa's question (reading my mind here) Say a company REQUIRES 3 years experience in Creo CAD software, but I have 3 years experience in Catia?
Kristina Rudolph
24:21
transferable skills
Katie Cassell
26:08
What other departments/teams do you hire for besides engineers/software developers?
Kristina Rudolph
27:13
Q: When you need "two years experience" for a job but don't have it... and can't afford to volunteer for two years of experience how do you survive?
Jacob Wheeler
28:11
Found this guy who created his own “amazon” page to show off his personality when applying for jobs. Very creative idea. https://phildub.com/#
Kristina Rudolph
29:02
^ did it help him get employed?
ankita negi
29:15
That is a really cool idea
Jacob Wheeler
29:17
Definitely did @kristina
Kristina Rudolph
35:08
STAR. - prove it through showing examples
Kristina Rudolph
35:42
I'm old... so therefore old school :o)
Rasa Gierstikas
36:44
what do recruiters look for in assessments (prior to interview)? some don't seem applicable to the role (e.g.math and spatial reasoning)
Lisa
37:42
Should you include work experience which doesn't directly relate to the role?
Kristina Rudolph
37:45
Q: All of this assumes we have gotten an interview based on our amazing resume. How do we take the few things on a job description we can do through STAR and stand out to all the other people who also have a few of the unicorn asks and maybe more of them then you?
Brandon Serafin
39:40
Q: My current position (Software Developer) requires me to deal with legacy programs. I often get told by recruiters "the longer you stay there, the harder it will be for you to get a new job." How can I show recruiters that my company isn't the best without coming across inept in my field?
Tom R
43:14
I asked in the google form earlier, but what's the best way to deal with recruiters on linkedin? After I updated my profile with my internship I had several reach out to me; after I respond, they haven't followed up. Is that typical, or are these just recruiters not being courteous?
Kristina Rudolph
43:37
^ ditto
Brandon Serafin
45:04
I am currently looking to move half way across the country. Do recruiters generally focus on candidates from the area they reside? If so, how can I mitigate this issue?
Kristina Rudolph
46:01
^ to Brandon's point. We need to define remote positions vs. remote start positions that get posted.
Kristina Rudolph
47:18
So it's so difficult to get a job now that we can hardly connect w/ the recruiter which isn't even the job :'o(
Tom R
47:21
Great answer, thanks!
Kristina Rudolph
47:48
data analytics :o)
Calley Wang
49:48
What importance do hiring managers place on online courses that you've taken? What role does it play, if any, in pivoting to a new industry?
Jacob Wheeler
53:47
How likely are recruiters to go back to a candidate if the role didn’t end up working out? I got to the final round for one role but ended up not getting the job. Should the applicant reach out again a few months later if the relationship ended well?
Kristina Rudolph
53:50
pre-recorded virtual interviews. those are even more fun. talk to a blank screen lol.
Janet Szymanski
53:57
What data analytic skills specifically needed for diverse jobs?
Kristina Rudolph
54:24
^ Jacob, I knew a guy who did that and got the job a month later so sure!
Calley Wang
57:04
I've never gotten feedback from a recruiter! Usually they say they can't say much due to liability reasons.
Kristina Rudolph
57:15
Q: How do we "find" the right recruiter to be our advocate?
Rasa
57:38
should we change our resume to cater to each role we want to apply to, how does that impact our linkedin?
Katie Cassell
58:02
Do you hire anybody other than engineers or software developers?
Brandon Serafin
58:37
When I applied to my current, I was not told the truth about several aspects of my position. Are there any red flags we can look for when applying/interviewing?
Kristina Rudolph
59:06
I heard ATS don't pick up things as well in a PDF (vs a non-formatted doc).
Kristina Rudolph
01:00:16
Is "quick apply" pointless? Is it ever looked at? Or do you need to cater every single job uniquly?
Kristina Rudolph
01:00:42
^ Q: (on Linked in or other job finder sites)
Calley Wang
01:00:44
For a recruiter, can you go into a little more detail about the role the LinkedIn profile plays vs the resume?
Rasa
01:01:54
to piggyback Brandon, having been duped by multiple toxic places, how do we feel out the red flags? employers are always putting on best face and answer positively
Kristina Rudolph
01:02:29
^ catch an employee on the way out. also go on Glass door reviews or reach out to connected company people on LinkedIn.
BK K
01:02:37
I've asked if I were selected, what the hiring manager/interviewer would like to see me fill the gap in outside what Job Description defines.I've seen interesting reactions when I asked this point blank
Brandon Serafin
01:02:43
Specifically, I was lied about having to work Saturdays. I was told they would not be necessary, but after getting hired, they told me they are mandatory.
Kristina Rudolph
01:02:57
ouch!
Rasa
01:04:11
what about companies where there were no ratings on glassdoor?
BK K
01:04:15
Blind has been a good backup review site to Glassdoor reviews
Kristina Rudolph
01:04:43
^ thanks for the share @BK K
Jamie Loftis
01:05:45
Is that a legality in CA only?
BK K
01:06:12
"what is this position budgeted for?" (comes range)
Kristina Rudolph
01:06:38
Q: on LI and job finder sites is "quick apply" pointless? Is it ever looked at?
Kristina Rudolph
01:07:26
you can say "I'm asking for market rate"
Tom R
01:07:28
Can confirm they have to in Michigan and Illinois!
Rasa
01:08:25
I've had an offer rescinded after I already gave my notice, is there a good way to find out if that will happen?
Nader Syed
01:08:37
Piggybacking off of Kristina’s question, are cover letters read that often or is becoming more of a formality?
Kristina Rudolph
01:08:41
Q: Do you tend to "stop collecting" resumes after a certain amount of hours or # of applications?
Kareem J
01:08:46
I received my first dev job through an internship. We didn’t go through much data structures and algorithms. I don’t really use them much in my day to day job but I’m looking for a new opportunity. How do I convey that on my job search.
Brandon Serafin
01:11:14
This has been very informative, thank you so much!!
Kristina Rudolph
01:11:21
@Nader - she said earlier that they don't really read cover letters. dunno.
Kareem J
01:11:24
Thank you
Kristina Rudolph
01:11:34
Thank you very much for your time
Tom R
01:11:42
Thanks so much, this has been so helpful!
Kristina Rudolph
01:11:46
Thank you @lauren too for fielding our questions!
Rasa
01:11:51
thank you guys, very helpful and hopeful
David Laston
01:11:53
Thank you so much!
Calley Wang
01:11:54
Thank you Jamie 🙏
Jocelyn Szymanski
01:11:55
Thank you
ankita negi
01:12:01
Thank you!!
Jesse Bandfield
01:12:02
Thanks all!
Nader Syed
01:12:03
Thank you!
BK K
01:12:07
thank you!
Michael Lennon
01:12:08
Thanks for the Ama!