need a head hunter
December 13, 2010 9:11 AM Subscribe
How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job.
posted by anonymous to work & money (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
-Recent college graduate, majored in computer engineering
-Currently live in San Francisco area
-Work as software developer
-Enjoy and experienced at mobile software development
I'm looking to see what options are available to me, but have no idea about how to do this while employed full-time. I have been an outstanding performer in my current role (I go above and beyond, have produced some impressive work outside of my day-to-day job, overall I have a pretty high profile for such a new and young employee), but am frustrated with the compensation (mid-50's). In the next few months, I am going to ask for a significant raise (20-30 percent) in my performance review, but am not hopeful I will actually get it.
I'd love to join a start-up and see job postings on sites frequented by 'hackers'--but I'm weary of just replying to the ad. I'd like to stay in the Bay Area, as this is the perfect place to find work as a software developer.
So, my question is: how do I find a good/qualified technical recruiter (same thing as a 'head hunter'?) to find positions I may qualify for? Obviously, my current employment is at risk if my employer finds out, so keeping everything confidential is important to me. How do I not make a huge mistake while doing this?
I realize this post may come off as sounding like I'm naive (or being unrealistic), but I work very hard and am dedicated to my career. In 10 years, I'll probably have a follow-up AskMe about what I've done with my life ;o)
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