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Sandy Huynh has been a technical recruiter in San Francisco for over 10 years. She currently recruits top talent for action camera manufacturer GoPro.

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Discussion timestamps:

00:26 - Sandy's recruiting experience.
01:48 - The types of positions Sandy hires for: software, hardware, quality.
02:30 - The objective of a good recruiter.
03:04 - How a job description is created.
04:48 - Does the job description matter?
05:52 - The funnel: from 300 applicants to 1 job offer.
07:03 - What Sandy looks for in a resume.
08:58 - The resume is still king.
09:16 - LinkedIn. Recruiters use it.
10:06 - Resume content tips for engineering students.
11:09 - The worst case scenario phone screen.
12:53 - Forget the cover letter.
14:21 - Preparing for the in person interview.
16:20 - Who will be interviewing you?
17:15 - Where does personality come in?
17:40 - What to do if you are struggling during the technical questions?
19:06 - A candidate's presentation going into an interview.
20:25 - Sandy's favorite interview question to ask.
22:08 - The best career advice Sandy has received.

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The post #022 – Tips from a Technical Recruiter – Sandy Huynh appeared first on Engineering Insights Podcast.

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