Audrey Murrell presents "Working with a Recruiting Agency"

From March 21, 2017 6:00 pm until March 21, 2017 8:30 pm
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Registration closes at 9 pm on Sunday, March 19. 


Working with a Recruiting Agency

Recruiting agencies are a common avenue for finding new career opportunities for technical writers. You could just send your resume to a recruiter, let it simmer, and hope for some positive results. Or, you can attend the March OCSTC meeting and learn about how the recruiting process works, what makes a resume hit a home run and what can cause you to strike-out.

Audrey Murrell from TEKsystems will provide real-world insights on how to get hiring managers to read past the first few sentences of your resume, what to do if there is a mismatch between the tools you know and the tools specified in the position description, how to avoid pricing yourself out of the competition, and getting past roadblocks such as too much experience.

Once you get the position or contract, what are the mechanics to getting your paycheck? What is the difference between getting paid on a W-2 or 1099? How often does contract work turn into full-time employment? Should you register as an S-Corporation, an LLC, or is a Sole Proprietorship sufficient if you income is on a Form 1099?

This is your chance to get answers from a real live technical recruiting professional that can make the difference between getting that interview, or winding up in the stack of unread resumes.

About the Speaker

Audrey represents TEKsytems, with $3.7 Billion in revenue they have been ranked #1 since 2000 by Staffing Industry Analysts. TEKsystems has over 6000 clients, with 82% of them Fortune 500 companies, and more than 100 offices worldwide.

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Registration: Buy One Get One Free

This meeting offers BOGO registration: If you buy one registration, you get one free! This means that you can invite a co-worker, colleague, friend, significant other, or even another OCSTC member to attend this meeting for free. If you are bringing a guest, please have them register, and select "BOGO" as their ticket type. 

Location and Parking

7 Hutton Centre Dr.
Santa Ana, California 92707-5794

There is another DoubleTree hotel nearby, so it’s easy to accidentally go to the wrong location if you do a search for “DoubleTree” on your phone, instead of searching for the exact address!

The DoubleTree Club offers complimentary valet parking. If you prefer to self-park, tell the valet that you’re at the hotel for an OCSTC meeting, and ask if you can park yourself.