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Getting Hired with a Personal Touch


Getting hired is tough! Hiring is tough! The global pandemic and rise of AI has thrown even more roadblocks into the process of helping companies acquire new talent. There are lots of ways for your budding job application to die on the vine, and almost all of them are about communication. In this talk, a 15-year recruiting veteran takes you through the journey of getting employed, and the myriad of ways to turn off the hiring manager. Not only do they share what to avoid and how to impress, but they explore using empathy as a tool to form deeper connections and improve your professional standing. nnThe talk provides concrete examples taken from hundreds of anonymized job applications for programmers, artists, and managers at the entry and veteran levels, providing insight to how applications are received and opinions formed.

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