June 16, 2006 3:00 AM   Subscribe

Help me get to Austin. Know any good (or bad) headhunters in Austin area?

My academic background: BSEE, MBA. Currently working as a product manager for a high-tech company in the northeast. Looking for a headhunter who can connect me with marketing/product management or business development work in Austin. Your experiences good/bad? Thanks!
posted by ZenMasterThis to Work & Money (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Austin has a pretty good high tech market. A friend of mine worked at Trilogy for a year or two, until he got bored of being a developer. They were apparently a pretty good company to work for, for what it's worth (I know that's not exactly what you were asking, but if anybody points you towards Trilogy, know that they're pretty good folk).
posted by antifuse at 3:38 AM on June 16, 2006

Try GRN (Global Recruiter's Network). They may have an office in Austin.
posted by rglass at 8:02 AM on June 16, 2006

I've had luck on Monster and Dice. I also combed Austin craigslist and posted my resume on there.

I'm sitting in the Dallas airport, boarding a flight in 20 minutes for an Austin interview, if that's any indication of my success (it's been about 3 weeks). I'll be relocating from the west.

One word of advice - get an Austin phone number and address. You can use something like Vonage to set up a phone # there and forward it to your cell - in addition get like a mailboxes etc address (luckily I had family I could use).

I did this same search in January and heard nothing from nobody with my actual address. Using Austin points of contact it took less than 3 days to get results.

Good luck to you!
posted by jimmy0x52 at 8:31 AM on June 16, 2006

Thanks, jimmy0x52. What line of work are you in?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:05 AM on June 16, 2006

Zen - Want to work at IBM? I've got a contact for you. No idea if they're hiring for your role right now, but they'd probably love to place you. I almost was hired by them for a sysadmin position, but I took a job with A&M in College Station instead.
posted by SpecialK at 9:33 AM on June 16, 2006

Hi SpecialK: Sure! I'll send you my email address. Thanks!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:54 AM on June 16, 2006

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posted by jimmy0x52 at 6:45 PM on June 16, 2006

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