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Maisha Cannon
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Technical Recruiter
Tech company in Silicon Valley
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Corporate Talent Acquisition
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10-14 years
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Monday Musings: First Monday of 2013

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

I titled this blog first Monday primarily so I would be forced into finishing it and publishing it today. I've been meaning to blog for months now, and still have several unfinished works in progress sitting in my RBC drafts. So, in the spirit of my new year commitment to blog weekly (and to test the theory that I work best under pressure), I figured I'd start this Monday Musings blog about nothing in particular and everything in general.

2012 was EPIC for me, both…


Test Driving the Job: 3 Reasons Why Trial Employment Makes Sense (And 1 Reason It Doesn't)

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

A few months ago, a job seeker told me that she wished she could show a potential employer what she was capable of during the interview process. The job seeker stated that employers should allow candidates (who are qualified, pre-screened, and in the final running for the position) to perform the actual job for a week…


A Second Look at the One-Way Interview

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 6:55pm 2 Comments

Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).

I recently spoke…


Live Hard, Sell Hard: When Phone Screenings Go Wrong

Posted on July 8, 2012 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…


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