002: HR and Hiring Manager Early Process Interviews
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Welcome to episode 2 of the Nerd Journey Podcast [@NerdJourney]! We’re John White (@vJourneyman) and Nick Korte (@NetworkNerd_), two VMware Solutions Engineers who are hoping to bring you the IT career advice that we wish we’d been given earlier in our careers. In today’s episode, we discuss early process interviews, both screening interviews with HR / recruiters and initial calls with a hiring manager. Original recording date: 2017-12-16 Topics 1:40 – HR Screen with a recruiter * What is the purpose of this call? * Should you discuss salary during this call? * What would John do in this situation? * Listen to Geek Whisperers Episode 137 – Advice for the Job Hunt with Recruiter Liz Bronson * Asking about the benefits in addition to just the salary (i. e. total compensation package and structure). Company size may affect what this package looks like. 15:10 – First interview with hiring manager * Be prepared to address resume gaps. * John is a subscriber to Manager Tools, a great source of information on…