Everybody's Doing Their Best... Even Tech Recruiters (and This Is How to Get Their Attention), with Parul Singh

Meet Parul Singh 🇬🇧! Parul is a Tech Careers & Neurodiversity Consultant, ADHD advocate, board member at Manchester Tech Festival, Public Speaker, and a former recruitment marketing partner and tech recruiter. If you're familiar with the topic of neurodiversity in tech, you've probably come across her name. In this episode, we're speaking with Parul because her advice on how to stand out and land a role in tech is anything but ordinary. 

This episode contains refreshingly unique and honest insights and perspectives on hiring in tech, along with some new job platforms you can use to inspire or recharge your developer job search. Everybody's on LinkedIn, and that can be a blessing and a curse! In this episode, you'll learn about the best alternatives. Standing out as a junior developer can be challenging, but we'll discuss some ideas on how you can do it. What should your CV look like? Do you need a cover letter? To wrap things up, we'll learn from Parul why some recruiters don't advertise the salary range and what you can do when you see a job ad like that!

Plus: Why should tech recruiters know how to code, and is JavaScript more similar to a ham or a hamster?

🔗 Connect with Parul
  • How Parul became a tech recruiter (01:19)
  • Java vs. JavaScript (03:18)
  • How Parul learned to code (03:34)
  • Why it's important to find a coding instructor and method you vibe with (05:35)
  • Why tech recruiters should know how to code (06:36)
  • Community break with Jan the Producer (08:42)
  • How can a developer be recognized by a recruiter (10:08)
  • Job platforms other than LinkedIn (11:12)
  • Make sure your profile is up to scratch (12:08)
  • Who swipes right? (12:49)
  • How to stand out as an entry-level candidate: your CV (15:01)
  • Send your CV using normal methods, but THEN follow up directly (17:40)
  • Do recruiters really only spend a few seconds on each resume? (18:38)
  • Is sending a cover letter necessary? (20:21)
  • Should you apply on the weekends? (22:10)
  • What should you do if you're applying for a job that doesn't list the salary? (23:07)
  • Why we need to be good negotiators (26:23)
  • We need empathy (32:59)

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Everybody's Doing Their Best... Even Tech Recruiters (and This Is How to Get Their Attention), with Parul Singh
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