A Jobs Panel: How to Hire or Be Hired

A Jobs Panel: How to Hire or Be Hired

Moderator:
Robin Tolochko (UW-Madison)

Participants:
Sean Breyer (ESRI)
Sarah Cordiviano (Azavea)
Leo Dillon (State Department)
Martin Gamache (National Geographic) Andrew Hill (CartoDB)

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Nathaniel V. KELSO

October 16, 2015
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  1. A Jobs Panel: How to Hire or Be Hired Moderator:

    Robin Tolochko (UW-Madison) Participants: Sean Breyer (ESRI) Sarah Cordiviano (Azavea) Leo Dillon (State Department) Martin Gamache (National Geographic) Andrew Hill (CartoDB)
  2. 7 themes 10 minutes each • Panelists respond to the

    theme • Questions/discussion afterwards • Time for overall discussion at the end
  3. Candidates What are the skills and characteristics you look for

    when hiring? How much do you value hard skills vs. soft skills? How important is previous work experience? What’s your process for evaluating candidates’ skills and characteristics? Do you ever ask them to demonstrate their knowledge or capabilities? How?
  4. Materials What materials do you ask for from candidates when

    they apply for a job? What do you look for when reviewing a candidate’s work? How do you evaluate their materials?
  5. Interviews How can candidates best prepare for an interview? Should

    they have a different approach if it’s virtual or in- person? Should they have a different approach for first round interview versus follow-up interviews? What is your interview process? What are your favorite questions to ask in an interview? How many rounds of interviews do you typically have? Who is involved in the interview process?
  6. Education What can candidates do to prepare for the job

    market? What can educators do to prepare students for the job market? What role does educational experience play when making a hiring decision?
  7. Culture What advice do you have for people when deciding

    which opportunities to pursue? How important is cultural fit? How do you assess it?
  8. Search How should people search for jobs? What is the

    role of a professional network? How should candidates communicate with prospective employers? How do you recruit? What is the role of your network? Which job titles do you advertise?
  9. Process What are some general dos / don’ts for candidates

    when searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs? Would you do anything differently next time you go through the hiring process?
  10. General Discussion