I haven't had great luck with recruiters. Neither has Eddie.
When we were brand-new, we emailed and handed out resumes to a bunch of recruiters and never heard from them again.
So we were pretty sour on them right off-the-bat.
When a recruiter wanted to come on the show, my first thought was, "Oh boy. What's this guy selling?"
Turns out Mike Torres wants to be a developer himself. He wants to share his experience so he can help out the community. Check out what he has to say on this week's episode!
- 2:20 - How did Mike become a recruiter?
- 3:26 - Lee and Eddie's experience with recruiters
- 5:08 - What does a recruiter do day-to-day?
7:44 - What happens after speaking to a recruiter
- How to get a job as a junior dev
- 10:23 - Emailing hiring managers directly
- 11:45 - Should you bother talking to recruiters as a junior?
- 13:32 - What is the candidate screening process like?
- 17:06 - How to prepare your resume
- 19:54 - What languages are popular in Orlando?
- 23:03 - How to make your resume standout and beat the automated filters
- 27:50 - How to be successful when working with a recruiter
- 31:25 - How do you vet a NodeJS applicant?
- 33:42 - "Culture Fit"
- 35:42 - How much experience do you really need?
- 39:32 - Job Hopping
- 42:10 - Contract-to-perm, Contract-to-hire
- 44:45 - Tips for breaking into the industry
47:46 - What if you have 0 relevant experience?
- Age Bias
- 50:57 - What if you do have experience?
- 52:25 - Which recruiters should you respond to?
- 58:44 - Negotiating Salary
- 1:01:58 - Building your brand
Get in touch with Mike
- @Michael Torres on slack
- Mike is also speaking on Sept 12th at
1:07:18 - Nerd Minute!