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Talent Sleuthing in the Intelligence Community - Jo Weech; recruitDC Spring 2018

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How do you recruit for people with clearances? In 2016, I won the HRLA Leadership Excellence award for successfully growing a software engineering firm by 30% with zero attrition on contract. All had to have full scope polys. I will share all of my secret sauces so that you can be inspired to borrow mine or create your own!

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Talent Sleuthing in the Intelligence Community - Jo Weech; recruitDC Spring 2018

  1. 1. Talent Sleuthing in the Intelligence Community
  2. 2. @JOWEECH
  3. 3. @mikebruni @peopleshark @PJRadloff @LevyRecruits @FishDogs @TheBrianFink @JohnnyCampbell @JohnNixon762 @TalentGenie @Media2Knight @AngieVerros @GerryCrispin @BenGotkin @AM_Recruiter_SV @PeerThru @Hiretual @WilliamTincup @TheRecruiterGuy @Capt_Careerist @MarkNexus @BillBoorman @HungLee @Talent42 @Derdiver @mfaulkner43 @MelRobbins @SusanLaMotte @RecruitMark @SuperRecruiter @jerometernynck @ERE_net @SourceCon @SRSConference @RecruitingDaily @jackyeclayton @RecEventsCO @SocialTalent @MattCharney @Clinch @laurynsargent @DanSines @AbbyNeilson @GlenCathey @StevenRothberg @KevinWGrossman @TorinEllis @mduren @RecruiterHunt @LaszloBock @ATAPGlobal @ThreeEarsMedia @KatrinaKibben @StacyZapar @HROpenSource @Lars @Charlotte_Co @GregHawkesHRSTB @dmanaster @nintran @JackHoganSF @stephenodonn @ralphygold @bamboohr @alarecruiter @robinschooling @sourcingshannon @TangieRecruiter @vlastelica @yesitskathleen @hireclix @RecruitToolbox @Timsackett @recruitDC @Talent42 #TalentSuccess #ElevateSummit @HIREconf #HiringSuccess @UnleashGroup #HRTX #RECFEST #TransformRM @smashfly @jessvonbank #TRU @traitify @GaryZukowski @marvinesmith @dmcgrath @johnsumser @careerman59 @klyarnot @christafarious @SG2_recruiting @deandacosta @MyAspenAdvisor @leelasrin @shaunda @skillscout @Greenhouse @JTWeber15 @ChinaGorman @Havrilla @TheOneCrystal @RedBranch @ClearCompany @ClearedJobsNet @ChrisRussell @MarcMapes @SG2_recruiting @HRdotCom @josewats @jennewbill @JTOdonnell @WorkItDaily @braingain Photo by Markus Petritz on Unsplash @thecandidategen @RandyBailey @GothamTechTalk @GlennGutmacher @TechCyndy @CloudNineRec @Rally_RM @RyanLeary @ToddRaphael @TheWarForTalent @MarenHogan @HRBartender @UndercoverRec @AdrianaK @BryanChaney @Crada @KateeBar7 @arron_daniels @rethinkhiring @DisruptHRNYC @katrinamcollier @JamieASLeonard @DaleClareburt @RustyLindquist @SourcingRocks @pomatohire @TalentCulture @SparcStart @RecruitingTools @TheCandEs @TalentBoard @SourcingWizard @shally @OMCChat @TomBolt @MikeChudian @SarahEGoldberg @celly_app @SourceCon @SavageTruthBlo g @ImJeremyR @AmazingHiring @Abortolusssi @mikeRADP @TalentTechLabs @Jkestenbaum @KameronKales @TalentCulture
  4. 4. SECRET TOP SECRET TS/SCI TS/SCI CI POLY TS/SCI FSP
  5. 5. Are you trying to recruit
  6. 6. Your company website sucks.
  7. 7. Desired Skills & Experience: • Minimum 4 years of experience or educational equivalent in programs that encompass system architecture, requirements analysis, process execution, and evaluation • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering • Experience developing Java based applications • Experience with Object Oriented Software Development • Experience utilizing common bug tracking programs • Knowledge of database Postgresql and MySQL • Knowledge of relational database paradigms, or substantial experience using NoSQL technologies • Experience utilizing software version control tools such as Git, CVS, SVN • Experience with Java IDEs • Experience with web application development utilizing frameworks such as Apache, Javascript, Smart GWT, and GXT • Experience with common scripting languages such as Pyton, PERL, TCL • Experience developing applications with C/C++ • Experience with common network protocols and designing traffic efficient network aware applications. • Decisive, self-motivated professional with high standards, integrity, and a dedication to completing mission objectives • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication, and customer service skills • Ability to establish, maintain, and leverage existing internal and external customer and partner relationships • Desire to apply current skill set to problem at hand as well as learn new technologies, organization structure in pursuit of precise and thorough analysis • The following skills will be looked upon with great interest:JavaScript web development. • Reverse engineering, using tools such as IDA Pro. • Python proficiency. • Windows system internals development experience. • Experience with network protocols and devices. • Experience using Infrastructure as a Service technology such as OpenStack or VMWare ESXi.
  8. 8. “An employment brand is how your local market’s talent pool perceives your organization as a potential employer.” - Adam Robinson, The Best Team Wins
  9. 9. Notice What is Missing?
  10. 10. Me: I see that your entire Twitter Feed consists only of job openings. Has anyone ever responded? AB: No. Me: So then, why are you only posting jobs and not engaging content? AB:
  11. 11. Serve your network.
  12. 12. It’s not about announcing that you have the best jobs in the best company on the best contracts.
  13. 13. WE WORK HARD; WE PLAY HARD
  14. 14. -Mark Tortoricci, at #RecruitCon2018 ”Using @gmail.com will force Google to search for that exact text for better results.”
  15. 15. WHERE DO PEOPLE GO? FRISCO’S, JAILBREAK, ALE HOUSE
  16. 16. THE BARTENDER: YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND. @DERDIVER
  17. 17. Happy Hour counts as overtime, right?
  18. 18. NETWORKING IN THE DMV
  19. 19. Capital Area .NET Users Group (1178 in Vienna) Drupal Rocks Rockville Angular DC (2700+ in DC) Tech in Motion: Washington DC (over 10K!) The DC Adobe AEM Meetup Group The Joy of Programming Meetup DC Cloud Native Meetup Tech Talk DC Coding Dojo | Tysons Corner Google Technology & Developer Group – Baltimore Apache Spark and Distributed Computing Maryland DC Full Stack Happy Hour Tech Talk DC (2529 in Arlington) Women Who Code DC
  20. 20. #FEMALEFOUNDERS #LEMONAID WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY WOMEN IN PRODUCT
  21. 21. Area events that are NOT AFCEA: CNortonNet: Maggiano’s at Tyson’s Galleria Career Network Ministry: McLean Bible Church User Conferences: Fluent, OSCON, BSides, etc.
  22. 22. got FSP?
  23. 23. Full Scope Poly Recruiter-Candidate Connection DoDIntelJobs Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG) CYBER SECURITY Forum Initiative - CSFI INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY Women in Technology (WIT) of Washington, DC Metro Area
  24. 24. It’s Just a Conversation CAFÉ JOE’S
  25. 25. WHERE DO THEY VOLUNTEER?
  26. 26. So, if the investment in HR Tech is at an historical high, why do you not have a budget for it?!
  27. 27. Comparing LinkedIn Recruiter to Hiretual: LinkedIn Recruiter Pro Hiretual
  28. 28. Seekout.io
  29. 29. HR Technology for the Next Generation • Candidate Engagement • Hiring Selection • Employee Engagement
  30. 30. What to Expect from this Training? Training that teaches you how to: Find more candidates Attract better candidates Engage your candidates Pertinent content: • Boolean Strings • How to use X-Ray on Stack Overflow • Tools to use for creating content for Social Media
  31. 31. @JOWEECH LINKEDIN.COM/IN/JOWEECH

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