Kirsten is the Sr Director of Recruiting at Novetta, an advanced analytics and full spectrum cyber security company. She studied HR Management at University of Maryland. After a short while working as a software developer, then help desk manager, she combined her love for technology and HR by becoming a Technical Recruiter and has been doing so for over 20 years. For the last decade, Kirsten has been primarily supporting the Information Security field, and is best known in the community for her volunteer activities especially her involvement in the Car Hacking Village from its inception!
Abstract: Turn Bad Job Ads into Opportunities
Half of you reported that you ignore bad job ads (don’t even give them a second look). But what if hiring managers ignored a bad resume without even giving them a chance? Trust me, for every bad job post, there are just as many bad resumes.
So how do we meet in the middle? Let’s figure that out!
There are plenty of obstacles already for candidates, particularly poc, women, and under-represented or marginalized groups, so lets not let sucky job post be another roadblock.
I have taught managers for years how to write better descriptions and candidates how to write better resumes, and I will continue to do that. I even spoke at multiple conferences over the last few years for that purpose.
My focus in this series is to create a clear way of getting around and through bad descriptions. Honestly, I don’t think we can ever really fix that problem completely, at least not expect companies to get it right every time. So we’ll put a fun twist on it, turn it into a project (we all love challenges right), and make every job post into an opportunity to our next best career journey move. Presented by Kirsten Renner, the Sr Director of Recruiting at Novetta, an advanced analytics and full spectrum cyber security company.