Silicon Valley Secrets: How to Get Recruited in Tech

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Apr 05, 2015 Comments Off on Silicon Valley Secrets: How to Get Recruited in Tech

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Technology Alliance*

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“I don’t have a tech background, I would love to snag one of those desirable non-tech roles in the booming technology industry.” If this sentiment describes you, join Carlos Cheung (B’13), Hilltop entrepreneur who then went on to find a job at San Francisco’s “#1 Place to Work,” and Monica Kirst, experienced recruiter in Silicon Valley, for this information-packed webinar.

Using the knowledge gained from encountering countless faux pas during the networking and hiring process, Monica and Carlos will use this time to explain how to:

•Identify and evaluate “Rocketship Companies” (the ones you want)
•Align your vision and passion with the non-tech roles available
•Generate leads at your desired companies
•Use effective tactics when reaching out to warm and cold leads (and how the process differs depending on the type of lead)
•Get the attention of and win over a hiring manager
•Handle a phone screen with a recruiter
•Prepare for each type of interview during the selection process

Whether you're searching for an entry-mid level role or you wish to transition from your current industry to start fresh in tech, this webinar will ensure you understand how to utilize your network and have all of the tools needed to come across as an attractive candidate.

About the Presenters:

Carlos Cheung (B’13) works on Market and Business Development at Optimizely, which enables businesses and organizations to make better data-driven decisions through website & mobile optimization and A/B testing, He focuses on Mobile Sales, Mobile Marketing, and Mobile Partnerships. Since 2009, Carlos has worked in a variety of roles from being a marketer to a ruby on rails developer. He is a self-taught programmer.

Monica Kirst is a Recruiter at Optimizely, which was awarded the #1 best place to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. Before coming to Optimizely, Monica was a Recruiting and Program Coordinator at Google, where she partnered with staffing agencies and hiring managers to hire over 300 contract employees.

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