Conversations on Economic Opportunity with Mike Miller

What does it take to work at the Google AdWords headquarters? Why did Google decide downtown Ann Arbor was the perfect place to do business? Paul Krutko recently sat down with Mike Miller, head of the Ann Arbor Google AdWords office, to discuss these questions and more as part of SPARK’s podcast series. View from outside the Google AdWords Headquarters in downtown Ann Arbor. Q&A Paul:  Mike, you worked at Google, and before that you were... [Read More...]

How to work effectively with a recruiter to get the job you want – Part II

Today’s post is written by Clay Johnson of Technical Engineering Consultants Last month my blog focused on dispelling some of the misconceptions about working with a recruiter and on being realistic about what you are looking for in your next opportunity. This month I’d like to discuss how and why it’s important to maintain your relationship with the recruiter. Disclose Information If you keep information from your recruiter, you’re not negotiating;... [Read More...]

How to work effectively with a recruiter to get the job you want

Today’s post is written by Clay Johnson of Technical Engineering Consultants So you’re in the market for a new job, either looking for greener pastures or because you’re out of work.  Reviewing the plethora available, you find that some positions are posted by the hiring company, while others are posted by staffing firms, AKA recruiters.  Alternately, if you posted your resume online, you may have been called.  We recruiters are, of course,... [Read More...]

What Does It Take to Go Face-to-Face?

Today’s post is written by Scott Trossen of the Trossen HR Group. Congratulations! You landed an interview. Before you meet a recruiter or hiring manager at Starbucks or their office, you probably will have had a phone interview. Maybe you were asked to use new technology to record video answers to written questions. Now what? How can you be best prepared to go face-to-face? The following four P’s will help. Principle #1. I hope it goes without... [Read More...]