Keep an open mind. Be prepared and do the necessary research. Be honest and upfront. And, don't be afraid to widen the target as you'll often be pleasantly surprised by doing so.
Being too narrowly focused and not keeping an open mind. It's often hard to tell from a website, a job description, or a resume how good or interesting an opportunity or candidate will be.
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I work with incredible companies pushing the envelope - innovating, creating and disrupting markets. I am able to help and advise companies and candidates to ensure they are making a great decision based on their needs and criteria. And, I get to help build the next generation of hi-tech startups and hi-tech leaders.
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“Working with John completely changed my perception of recruiters and the level of service they could possibly provide. He displayed a level of professionalism, dedication, and knowledge of industry which was reassuring and quite frankly, impressive. I would work with him again in a heartbeat, and I actively refer anyone I can to him.” - Sean P
"It has been a great pleasure to work with John VanderSande these last seven years. I've come to rely on him almost exclusively for my software engineering needs. He will probably tell you that our interview process, while very consistent, is not the easiest to navigate. But he has done everything possible to accommodate us; giving me good advice as well as good candidates. I'm glad that WinterWyman has a policy and culture to retain such qualified recruiters." - Josiah S.
"I had been working with John VanderSande for the last six years and he has been instrumental in placing me in the last two companies. What's different about John is that he truly listens. He is also meticulously involved in every phase of the interview process and more importantly, in career management. My last job search was hard and took almost six months. The industry has changed dramatically since the last time I was looking. John helped me regroup, recommended technical and behavioral books and guided me successfully through the negotiating process. Towards the end, we were on the phone at 9:00 pm on a Friday night going over the phone call from a prospective company. I will always recommend John to anyone looking for a recruiter or to a hiring manager. I believe that WinterWyman is very fortunate to have him on board." – Gary P.
The recruiter I worked with, John Vandersande, was great. He took time to understand what type of jobs I was interested in and what would match my background and experience. He is one the nicest recruiters I have worked with. - A.M.
I have been working with John VanderSande for many years and am always impressed with his understanding of the fit for both myself and the prospective opportunities. John is very professional, helpful and doesn’t give me those high pressured 'sales' pitches." - Wai C.
"John not only connected me with a great selection of opportunities, he was also very knowledgeable about each of them and provided excellent context to prepare me for intro discussions and interviews. He set clear expectations about the process and was very communicative, so I always felt I knew what was going on with the leads I was pursuing. Whenever I came across someone in the industry that had worked with him before, it was immediately clear that they held him in high regard, reinforcing my belief that I had chosen well to work with WinterWyman." - Nicholas A.