Introducing Mantech’s New Desk!

We are excited to announce the expansion of our capabilities here at Mantech. Our Marketing & Community Manager Karen Horovitz is getting back to her roots in recruitment and will recruit non-technical professionals in our client’s environments: Marketing, Sales, Operations, Admin, Training and more.  This is a great opportunity for Mantech to support our clients with many of the non-technical
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My first year as a recruiter- Michael Lai

Where to begin? It has been a hell of a year. We were at a friend’s place, it was just the typical Friday dinner, a small group of friends chatting and drinking, there was one person who stood out because unlike everyone else she was at her laptop, furiously typing away. I was surprised but
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Lessons Learned- Sid Younan

  Life’s a journey and we learn as we grow as human beings. Some lessons are learned early on others are learnt later in life. In the last 10 months of recruitment, there have been lessons learned through trial and error, mistakes made, and growth acquired. Here are in my opinion the three cornerstones of
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The job chose me- Stephen Winnick

I didn’t proactively try and become a recruiter, the job chose me. I had been overseas for 8 years, the last 5 years of which were in a software company in London. When I came home to Sydney, I was having a hard time finding a recruiter who could understand my value proposition. What I
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TedXSydney is coming to town! 

We are thrilled to officially launch our Referral Program, with an incredible opportunity for you to attend the biggest and best TEDxSydney yet! Do you know Java, C++ or C# developers? Python or Full Stack Web developers? How about Business analysts, Project Managers or Senior Engineers? Or browse our open jobs here in case you know
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A tale of two recruiters- Richard Center

I had a bit of a “sliding doors” moment last week. Michael Lai, one of Mantech’s up-and-coming recruiters, placed a software engineer into a great tech company last week. The candidate in question turned out to be someone I placed in what was one of my first placements at Mantech almost 18 years ago. It
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Follow Your Gut Feeling

You’ve worked hard all week, you’ve followed the process, but what does your gut feel say? What have I learned in the past year of Recruitment and dealing with candidates in specifics? It’s that building long enduring relationships of trust and transparency goes a long way as opposed to the invaluable transactional agreement of what
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I’ve got a beef! Where are all the recruiters going???

Why have all the recruiters (or should I say Talent Acquisition Specialists) working in the big software companies been trained and grounded in search and recruiting firms?  Have you ever seen a recruiter at Google, Amazon et al. trained at said company from rookie status through to competency? No, I thought not! These companies don’t train – someone else does that for them.  Have a look through LinkedIn at the thousands of recruiters who work at the software behemoths.
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Were rabbit trappers the JAVA programmers of their time?

Recently in Hobart, Tasmania I meandered through what is called “The Soldiers Walk”. The Soldiers Walk is a gentle 2-3km walk with bronze plaques laid in front of a specially planted cedar tree. Each plaque uniquely represents a citizen of Hobart who had passed away through the course of the Great War. There are some
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