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It's Occasionally Techy in Philadelphia

After 10+ years away, I'm considering the possibility of moving back to the Philadelphia area for the right career opportunity. Unfortunately, I don't know much about what the job market for software developers is like there now. Does anyone have any thoughts on what things are like for senior software developers in Philly these days, or any recommendations for reputable tech recruiters in the area? What about some good companies to work for that believe in work/life balance, are paying decent money, and doing interesting things? Details follow after the fold. [more inside]
posted by tonycpsu on Nov 3, 2015 - 2 answers

F Yer Attention to Detail: Employees Are Our Most Important Appliances

Why in God's name, in 2015, do recruiting websites still insist that you cut-and-paste the resume you just spent dozens of hours format-tweaking into a web page that changes / strips my hard-won formatting perfection? Why can't I just upload a Word or PDF or even RTF file, the file formats everyone in the rest of the known universe uses? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Aug 3, 2015 - 16 answers

Another Linkedin Question - Do you connect with recruiters?

My personal policy when using Linkedin is to only connect with people who I have met personally, or have had somewhat detailed communication over phone or email. However, I fairly frequently receive requests from recruiters who I don't know despite having a fairly sparse profile. Should I connect with these people despite the fact that I am not looking for a change? What are the pros and cons of doing so? Thanks.
posted by seesom on Feb 16, 2015 - 14 answers

I need some advice for working with tech recruiters in NYC

I am a senior engineer looking for software development work in NYC. I'm attracting a lot of attention from recruiters, and I need some advice for how to work with them. I'm concerned that I've already made a huge mistake. [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Feb 4, 2015 - 15 answers

Best sources on hiring issues in tech

After attending the first-ever Staffup Weekend in San Francisco, I've got a 3000-word assignment to write the best piece ever about whether the tech hiring system is broken and if Staffup Weekend is any kind of solution. Who should I interview? [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Nov 4, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I find a job recruiter to adopt me?

I'm looking for a new job - how might I get a recruiter to adopt me? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Oct 24, 2014 - 13 answers

How to look for a job efficiently in the internet age?

The last time I went job searching was through answering ads on Monster. Everything was fairly straightforward. I would send my resume, go on an interview, get an offer or not. Now the advice is to network, use LinkedIn, find a recruiter, and figure out how to optimize keywords to defeat bot filtering while registering online. I’ve tried this without any success. Is there a better way to beat the system? Someone break this down for me. What actually works? [more inside]
posted by adapt on Oct 6, 2014 - 15 answers

A recruiter has a job I might want, but I don't know how to do it.

An internal recruiter at Apple has contacted me about a job in an area that I am very interested in, but am not qualified to do. What do I tell him? [more inside]
posted by BabeTheBlueOX on Mar 7, 2014 - 12 answers

What is the best way to do deal with out-of-control tech recruiters?

I am searching for a new job in software and one particular recruiting agency is contacting me by phone to a degree that I consider harassment. I am interested in one of the jobs they're pitching, though. What's the best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 2, 2014 - 18 answers

Applying For a Job Through a College Classmate

A college classmate who I didn't know well/at all is a recruiter at a company with an open position I'd like to apply for. What's the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Cold calling tech recruiters: anything I should know?

Is there anything I should know, or be wary of, when responding to a cold-calling recruiter? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Sep 9, 2013 - 9 answers

LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium - worth the money?

Has anyone used LinkedIn premium for finding jobs? Did it expose you to more recruiters/hiring managers? And most importantly, can people besides recruiters see that you are using it (like...current coworkers)? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Are job recruiters helpful?

Looking for a job and trying to figure the role and value of recruiters. Do i find one and talk with them about what sort of job I'm after? How do you find a good one?
posted by boombot on Sep 19, 2012 - 7 answers

How to break off with a recruiter?

How do I break off a relationship with a recruiter who's lied to me? [more inside]
posted by glache on Jul 27, 2012 - 22 answers

How do I get the best out of recruiters?

I'm job-hunting in the outside world after many years at a single idiosyncratic organisation. Recruiters are a foreign species to me. Please teach me how to get the best out of them. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jul 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Are there TV production recruiters in NYC?

Help me find recruiters/headhunters in NYC for TV production jobs! [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Apr 23, 2012 - 7 answers

How do you deal with recruiters?

A recruiter contacted me on Linkedin. I may be interested. What's the protocol here? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 5, 2012 - 10 answers

I want out.

Leaving my new job after less than a year. Or at least, really want to. How will this look to potential recruiters? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters?

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Did you finish your homework? SIR YES SIR!

What should I do about an aspiring Marine in my class who keeps encouraging others to join the service? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Oct 13, 2011 - 39 answers

Talking to the void

What to do with an unresponsive recruiter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Is it bad if I send similar cover letters to the same recruiter for different jobs?

Looking for lab research assistant/technician jobs in the academic industry. Many of these jobs within the same schools have the same recruiter. Is it bad to have a similar cover letter for the same recruiter for these similar jobs? [more inside]
posted by skybluesky on Jul 5, 2011 - 3 answers

Contract to hire?

I'm a software developer and it seems that everyone is hiring contract to hire. Recruiters keep feeding me the line that this is standard practice and to determine if I'm a good "technical fit," but I'm wary. Are contract to hires ever a good place to be in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Have I damaged my career options after grad school?

How will I look to recruiters after getting the boot before school starts? [more inside]
posted by Query on Apr 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Preemptive Strike

I have sixth months until I need to look for another job. Outside of keeping my resume and LinkedIn profile up to date, what things can I do in the meanwhile to strengthen my position with recruiters and potential employers? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Confronting Recruiting Agency About Shady Practices

I applied to an ad for a contract position with an organization in my city that I've wanting to learn more about. So far I've had one positive phone interview with the project manager, but the more I deal with the recruiter, the more I'm concerned about the firm using deceptive methods. Is it worth it to call up the headquarters of this firm to voice my concerns? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Jan 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Should I let them get their 25,000?

Is it unethical to bypass the technical recruiter and go straight to the recruiting company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Nov 30, 2010 - 24 answers

How big is your IT Resume?

[IT JobFilter] I'm hearing conflicting stories on resumes these days; purportedly, the old myth of "one page resume" is dead and recruiters want to see your entire project history even if that's four to five pages. Looking for experiences or suggestions related to software development resumes. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Oct 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Best recruiters for teaching English abroad?

What are the best recruiters for teaching English in South Korea? [more inside]
posted by LegateSaxon on Apr 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Recruiter monogamy?

How many recruiters should I work with? [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Mar 8, 2010 - 15 answers

I'm scared to earn more money.

Weird situation to be in: I am interviewing for jobs, and i'm uncomfortable with asking for more money than i earn right now, because i already feel i'm being overpaid. Complication: i'm working with a recruiter who knows my current income, and who is himself remunerated based on a percentage of the income any new employer offers me. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jan 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Advice for advertising CD considering quitting?

NYC big ad agency creative director with art background is considering quitting his job to look for another, in this economy. Would really appreciate some advice... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 9 answers

In order to make change at work happen, I need help

Does anyone have any recruiter recommendations for looking for tech-y jobs in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by machine on Sep 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Bait and switch job offer - what to do?

What should I do when the job I agreed to take isn't the one I'm actually doing? [more inside]
posted by bashos_frog on Jul 6, 2009 - 15 answers

Does this seem scammy to you?

Recently, I've had recruiters asking for SS#s to submit my resume for positions. My husband has had the same thing happen, as have some friends. Is this the newest scam on the block? (as always...more inside) [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Apr 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Help a wall streeter turn over a new leaf

Are there recruiters in NYC who specialize in non profit executives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2009 - 5 answers

What a way to make a living...

I have questions about finding a new job whilst working my current one and hating it. And changing careers. And what to say to recruiters so that I don't end up in an office environment like this again. And questions about references. Sigh. Oh and guilt. [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc on Sep 8, 2008 - 5 answers

How to deal with obnoxious recruiters?

How do you deal with calls from recruiters who are inappropriately rude? [more inside]
posted by designmartini on Nov 21, 2007 - 19 answers

Chicago's always been my kind of town. Help me get a job there.

Any Mefites know of headhunting/recruiting firms in the Chicago area that specialize in government relations/public affairs? [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Jul 30, 2007 - 1 answer

Shady recruiters/recruiting agencies?

So I've been going through recruiting agencies for some time now and something always strikes me as strange with these people. [more inside]
posted by Botunda on Oct 4, 2005 - 9 answers

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