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Wednesday, June 19 • 11:00am - 11:25am
PRO TALK: Tales from the Dark Side: What a Developer Learned When Switching to Recruiting

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The hiring process often seems opaque and quixotic to developers. The bad news is that it's even worse than that. In this talk, I will explain what I've learned since becoming a recruiter... as well as some potentially jarring truths, including how a recruiter often can't put you up for a job that you aren't *already* doing and why recruiters almost never submit you if you have a lot of consulting stints or seem like a job hopper...and what you can do about that. I also share some strategies and tactics that candidates can leverage in the process, including etiquette for gracefully eluding domination during the negotiation process, best practices for maximizing compensation, and how leveraging word of mouth can short-circuit and circumvent undesirable aspects of the job search process.

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Zack Burt

President, Code For Cash, Inc.
Zack Burt is a recruiter and software developer. He currently runs the software engineer recruiting firm, Code For Cash. He is coauthor of the bestseller _Software Engineer's Guide to Freelance Consulting_. Previously, he was a software engineer at TrialPay (unicorn) and Lookout (acquired... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am EDT
DevExec Stage