JD Networking Group

Jobs Driven Networking Group
Wheaton, IL

November 18th Topic: Effective IT Interview Tactics for Employers

Presenter: Paul Cameron, Founder, SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com & President, DriveStaff, Inc.

Interviewing IT professionals can be challenging for a Non-Tech Leader (NTL) AND for a Tech Leader (TL). When the TLA’s start flying (Three Letter Acronyms), the NTLs often struggle to understand and the TLs who only know a TLA as a 3CA (3 Character Abbreviation) might TKO an MPC without realizing they were A-OK! We need to fix this ASAP! LOL!

Tech-Speak aside, how do you compare true interpersonal skills to the corporate team culture if the talented computer programmer is extremely introverted?

Yes, there are numerous IT pro’s who are outgoing and personable, but there are many others who are more comfortable communicating with computers in code than with coworkers in social situations.

Some of the most talented technologists I’ve ever placed into jobs got extremely nervous and awkward in their interviews. If an employer isn’t using an experienced IT recruiter like me to help, how can they see through the nerves to know what they will be like in their normal day to day work? We will be talk about this and much more.

In this meeting you will learn:
1. An IT Interview Process Mistake that can destroy a company brand
2. How to set up an IT Interview for productivity before it starts
3. Interpersonal ‘tells’ with corresponding job fit questions
4. 3 ways to attract better talent by how you interview
5. The best* interview schedule (how many meetings, in what order, and by whom)

*best meaning the ‘most effective’ in assessing skills, determining culture fit, strengthening company brand, minimizing counteroffers, and attracting top talent that I have seen my clients use over my 23 year IT recruiting career. I’ve seen it used in multiple industries by companies of all sizes, and it consistently works.

If you want to improve your company’s ability to interview IT professionals, join us! Or as an IT professional yourself, if you want to learn how to tailor your interview style to help the companies that do NOT interview well, join us!

We are limited to 100 attendees for our meetings, so register now to ensure you have a seat!

Is it Free to attend?

Yes! …and no. We believe in delivering value first, so we do not charge attendance or registration fees. Just like we don’t tip waiters while making dinner reservations, we don’t charge patrons for planning to attend our meetings.

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Meets: 3rd Thursday every month from 12pm to 1pm to discuss networking tactics and search strategies. Meetings are FREE to attend in person.

Does your company have a referral program? Join us. Meet people. Need Job leads? Join us. Just need to grow your network? Join us.

Sponsors: SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com & DriveStaff

A repository of all JDNG presentations are currently available in the JDNG Archive for members of SpeedUpMyJobSearch.com, backed by more than 350 recruiting firms across the United States, and more than 100 people like you have written testimonials about the training.

Previous speakers have included Lee Junkans (top left), Joy Maguire Dooley (top right),
the late Robert Podgorski (bottom left), Jim Klink (bottom middle) and Jim Fergle (bottom right).


Who should attend this event?

Anyone who would like to strengthen their search skills and expand their networks.

This is for:

  • Job Seekers: People looking for connections, leads, and networking skills.
  • Job Givers: Employers with job openings or employees of companies offering referral bonuses to help fill their company’s job openings.
  • Job Havers: People who are currently employed wanting to keep their networks strong for business opportunities and potential future job searches. Since the average employment tenure is less than 3 years, you’ll likely need a strong network someday. Start building it here!

What are my parking options?

Your driveway, garage, or possibly the street in front of your house or where ever you plan to watch this webinar. 😉

Contact Us

DriveStaff, Inc.
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 941-DRIVE (3748)

Looking for a Wisconsin company called Drive Staff for employment verification, references, W2 info, or other? That is NOT us. Their name has a space between "Drive" and "Staff", where as ours is one word. They do not have a web presence, we suspect, to avoid your calls. We encourage you to investigate further and question them about it. We are a technology recruiting firm with ONE location in IL, since 2002.


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DriveStaff, Inc.
114 N. Hale St., Suite B
Wheaton, IL 60187

(630) 941-DRIVE (3748)

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