Building Your Team from the Net Out
By Mike Curry, Executive Recruiter, IT Division
As a former professional hockey player turned recruiter, I often find hockey terms and analogies relevant to technology recruitment. I left home at 17 to play hockey, played four years in the NCAA at Minnesota-Duluth, and then in the East Coast Hockey League. Fast forward, I am now a tech recruiter. I currently play for the Sun Valley Suns hockey team, with an occasional stint for the Idaho Steelheads, well okay only once so far, but I am available for more!
Build Your Team from the Net Out
In hockey the coaches talk of building the team from the net out. This means starting with a rock-solid goalie, then building the defense, then the forwards, and on. The theory is that by preventing goals with solid defense and goal tending, you minimize scoring. You then build the middle with good centers to drive your offense. You want centers who are reliable and multifaceted, to bridge the gap between the defensemen and forwards. Next build the wings, then the offense. (more…)
For the Third Year in a Row, Redfish Leads the Pack in the Micro Business category.
On April 16, 2015 Redfish Technology was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho. The award ceremony took place at the Boise State Campus Double R Ranch Club overlooking the city of trees. In its eight year, the Best Places to Work award program had a record number of entries.
The Best Places to Work in Idaho is a data-driven program – created by POPULUS, a marketing and research firm – that confidentially surveys employees in order to measure and compare employers across five dimensions of the work place. Winners are selected based on their employee ratings (more…)
Rob Reeves was named “Idaho Business Leader of the Year’, President and CEO of Redfish Technology is the 56th honoree.
Last week Rob Reeves, CEO of Redfish Technology was celebrated by Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity at Idaho State University. Reeves was joined by two managers at Redfish, Leah O’Flynn and Jon Piggins. They spent several days at ISU speaking in classes at the business school, engaging with students, and meeting with members of the university as well as the local business community.
Named the Idaho Business Leader of the Year for 2015, Reeves joins an illustrious list of Idaho business leaders (more…)
Jobs Growth Positive but Disappointing
Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News
Redfish filled these roles last month: Western Sales Manager, Account Executive, Area Sales Director – Public Sector, Ruby on Rails Engineer, Software Development Engineer, Senior Server Engineer, Product Manager, and Technical Product Manager.
The busiest tech sector hiring occurred in: Network Security, Gamification Collaboration Software, (more…)
Stumble, Bobble, Snafu, Fumble, Clanger, Howler
By Rob Reeves, Executive Tech Recruiter
Rob Reeves, CEO, Tech Recruiter
On an average day, I read about 100-200 resumes. Some are amazing, most are adequate, and some go down in flames. When you make mistakes on your resume, you are seriously inhibiting your career options. Here are some resume boo-boos I’ve seen recently – don’t make these!
Stumble – Infographic resume!
If you are such a rock star designer that you figure your gorgeous infographic resume is all you need and you would never stoop to creating a rote, insipid text resume, well oops. Many companies use an ATS or CRM of some sort, and even if they don’t, their recruiter likely does. Infographic or other non-standard formats can’t be read by most ATS/CRMs and so your resume could get missed entirely in many searches. While the infographic may seal the deal, there’s no deal to speak of if you aren’t identified from the start. So have the mundane word document ready along with the extraordinary visual resume.
Bobble – View my resume online