In Conversation: Laurie Green

Part of what we do involves asking lots of questions of our candidates, so we thought it only fair that you get to know us a little better.  Here, Laurie Green, our Online Community Manager, shares a little about her life outside of work, her technological history and passes on some advice for job hunters.
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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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Defining Career Moment: Expletives, piercings & company culture

The Cambridge dictionary describes a career-defining moment or action as “one that is very important in making someone successful in their job, or in deciding how they will be remembered.” At Mantech, we have talked about such moments a lot recently, and have decided to share some of ours to give you an insight into who the team are, and how they came to be where they are now.  Here, Cameron Gillies talks about self expression, management and corporate values.
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Is Louis Theroux working at Mantech?

Go to the internet and there are scads and scads of tips telling you how to win that job, how to nail the interview. Generally these well intentioned missives centre on things like:

  • Promote your strengths and manage your weaknesses
  • Maintain eye contact – Don’t mumble – Don’t be nervous
  • Be assertive – Sell yourself
  • Show your ‘action’ persona

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