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In This Issue

   • Labor market is good, especially in Silicon Valley
   • Q2 Venture Capital deals up
   • The best employees are Employed

    This quarter's focus is on building relationships,
    not just networking.
    Candidate Tip #130 Hiring Manager Tip #130  full article

    Panel Discussion, Surviving a Corporate Crisis,
    September 15th

 

Articles

Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest

 
 
     
 
Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters

 
Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers. The Recruiter Relations section of our newsletter offers ongoing tips to both clients and candidates.

This quarter's focus is on building relationships, not just networking.

Candidate Tip #130

Networking does not mean you have a Relationship

You have always heard that networking is the key to getting your next career opportunity. But... networking without building a relationship does nothing. People remember people who have made an impression on them. It may take several meetings to get to the point with someone.

Networking is clearly the beginning. You meet someone important in your field and trade business cards. Then you invite them to connect with you on LinkedIn. You are NOT done. Think about ways to keep in touch, ways to bring value to the relationship you want to build. It may be as simple as sending them a congratulatory note on a round of funding or a good quarterly report. Look for meaningful ways to stay in touch and then the person will likely remember you when they see an opportunity for you to bring value to their organization.

Hiring Manager Tip #130

The value of relationships in building and managing your team

There is a war for talent going on and as a hiring manager you should be prepared – 1) to keep your good players on your team and 2) to jump at opportunities to add good people, sometimes before you actually need them.

You are busy, but not too busy to meet new people in your industry as a part of your position. Keep resumes that are sent to you if you see value in the candidates experience, make notes on the cards of people you meet so you have a context for the future. As you meet people show genuine interest in what they do and what their interests are. You never know when these relationships could develop into leads for key people you need for your team.

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FEI Silicon Valley
 
The new fiscal year for FEI SV starts off with some excellent dinner programs including "Surviving a Corporate Crisis" in September and "Private Equity—Tales from the Trenches" in October. If you'd like to learn more about membership in FEI and how it can enhance your professional development, please contact Sue Salvesen at sue@stresolutions.com. Sue is the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter and will be happy to host you as her guest at an upcoming meeting.

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STRe Fun --- National Parks turn 100 years old in 2016
 
Summer 2015 is almost over. There are 58 U.S. National Parks. Plan ahead for next summer's celebration:

http://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm
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