It has always been difficult for recruiters like myself to work with larger companies but that tide has been changing. Our Bread and Butter has always relied on smaller Start-Ups that have always clearly understood the value in using specialized recruiters, versus finding talent on their own. They understand the cost benefit versus the resources it takes to find just one good resume. They understand how time taken away from productivity to read countless resumes, has countless, much larger costs associated with it. Time is money, lots of money and companies want their engineers working on substance, things that have a real ROI (Return-On-Investment) attached to them. Now, more and more of the big guys realize that too. While admittedly, we are not flush in these big company requisitions, we are building more relationships and getting more job reqs from them. It seems that they too recognize the difficulty in finding EDA talent, which as most of us know, is a rather arduous task because of the small pool to choose from.
Posts Tagged ‘DVCon’
Where Might Technology Be Taking Us, I Get A Little Crazy with Mentor’s CEO, Part 3 of My Amazing Must Read Wally Interview… How Was DVCONMonday, April 13th, 2015
DVCON was, well, DVCON…nothing out of the ordinary; it was as always well-attended with good traffic, perhaps even more than I have seen previously. The one good thing I noticed, and this is technically very important: the food and drink is getting better and more plentiful each year.
Anyway, for the most part, my sources had similar comments; they picked up some nice leads and met some of the customers they were trying to meet. In reality, that is all a trade show can hope to accomplish for its vendors.
Similar to DAC, I don’t write about the seminars etc.–my meetings are done on the exhibitor floor. Two good things did happen for me: I did another video, which you can see on EDACafé with the other DVCON interviews at http://www10.edacafe.com/video/Video-Categories-2015-DVCon-Video-Interviews/10418/category.html, and I finally met Peggy, who like Oprah needs no last name mentioned. I was impressed as she was quite lovely.
DVCON, How Was It? …Interviewing Smartly Makes A Significant Difference! …My Thoughts On Working Remotely…Monday, March 10th, 2014
My column is a little late this month because I decided that with DVCON just days away, DVCON should be front and center in my column. So, I am writing this as I fly back from DVCON in San Jose, to Miami. Yes for those of you that do not know, I am from Miami and have been doing recruiting for EDA remotely for a lot of years and while that might be the perfect segue for discussing working remotely, you will have to read on to read that.
DVCON keeps getting better and better each year, they actually added a short Monday evening working reception, which was a lot of fun and a great idea. This is probably my (more or less) 10th visit to the conference and I must say that more and more folks are attending and the exhibitor list grows each year. DVCON is a small but well attended conference and exhibitor showcase that serves as both a social center and a business opportunity for the VERIFICATION industry. Rarely have I heard a complaint about the traffic and to boot, it even has a nice happy hour…you know how crazy those EDA goers can get!
What’s the XFACTOR, Best Solutions for Technical Interviewing Success…How was DVCON… EDA-Careers Hits the TOP 1% on Linkedin…Thursday, February 28th, 2013
WOW, the top 1% of viewed profiles on LINKEDIN…actually my profile Mark Gilbert, but they are one and the same…see the award below (though would have preferred something in GOLD)…I am indeed quite excited, imagine anyone in EDA hitting that, let alone this little ol (not old) recruiter.
Last column I wrote about interviewing ideas for Sales folks…this time I am writing specifically to you technical engineering types hoping to help you avoid the simplest of interviewing calamities. It is absolutely amazing how many candidates, regardless of experience and accomplishment, make the most basic mistakes that cost them a second interview. So read this and take it to the bank…my advice will make a huge difference in your probability of having a successful interview.