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Author Archives: Mei Lu, CEO, Jobfully.com

Recruiter FAQs

Tweet The key to working with recruiters is respect. But beyond that, you need to know the details of how the relationship works.  Based on my experience as a recruiter, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about working with external recruiters.

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 2)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not […]

How to Get Hired at Start-ups (Part 1)

Tweet For many people, working at a startup is exciting, and it’s not hard to understand why. You can get in on the ground floor, be a part of a team that creates something new and with high potential. That’s why it’s so cool to work for a startup, but that’s also why it’s not […]

Getting an Engineering Job at Google – The Interview Process

Tweet Google frequently tops “Best Companies to Work For” lists.  We recently talked to a technical recruiter at Google (Seattle/Kirkland) and learned some details about their interview process for software engineers. The Work – Public and Non-public Projects Google has about 1,200 people in their Seattle area offices, with more than 85 on-going projects.  About […]

Debugging Your E-mail Communication

Stories of email snafus during job search and advice on how to have clear email communications.

Transition from Being a Big Company Employee to Working at a Startup (Part 2 of 2)

Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups.  Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in […]

Transition from Being a Big Company Employee to Working at a Startup (Part 1 of 2)

Tweet Last week I attended a talk by Bryan Starbuck (on Twitter @BryanStarbuck), a serial tech startup entrepreneur and a former Microsoft Engineering Manager, about how to transition from a big company (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) employee to a career at startups.  Bryan provided great insights and practical advice for people interested in this process.  I’d […]

Using Conversation Marketing When Networking

Can you really market yourself by chatting with someone? Absolutely. Here are some great tips for presenting yourself positively at networking events.

Should My LinkedIn and Resume be Different?

Your resume and LinkedIn profile share a lot of similar content, but should they be the same? What to include and exclude to make the most of both.

Action Items for Job Market Newbies

Tweet You’ve never done this “job search” thing before, or maybe you’ve only dipped into the process when you got a summer job last year.  Let’s talk about what actions new college graduates can take in today’s job market.