Event Details

[Apr. 17th, 2014] Sick & Tired of Resume-Collecting Recruiters? Fire Your Recruiter & Take Control


201404_James_SantagataSpeaker: James Santagata
Founder and Managing Director of Career OverDrive! and SiliconEdge.

Fire Your Recruiter Presentation Softcopy

Most job seekers naively view Recruiters as the "Gatekeepers" to a treasure trove of jobs.

And why not? A recruiter has "all the answers", "tons of experience" and knows the industry like nobody's business: The client, the hiring manager , they do this for a living -- best of all, it won't cost you a thing.

Best of all, what possibly could go wrong?

A lot actually.  The recruiting industry is notoriously opaque and riddled with informational asymmetries,  full of traps and pitfalls that can cost you dearly in terms of job opportunities, job offers, lower starting salaries and worst of all, even your reputation.

In this exciting, interactive session James will explore and then offer specific solutions to:

What value do recruiters add to the job search besides collecting resumes?
What do they do with your resume and how do they determine job fit & skill matching?
What impact does local office hiring demands have on MNC operations in Japan?
How can a foreigner sidestep the "language requirement" and put the focus on skills?
How can a 40+ year old job seeker easily land an interview and close the deal?

Join James as he exposes the inner workings of the recruiting industry while guiding you to job search success.

Bring and ask your hardest or most fantastical questions on recruiters and the job search process.

James is the Founder and Managing Director of Career OverDrive!(tm) and SiliconEdge(tm) as well as Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Coaching Alliance (APCA).

He is a proven International Executive Coach and Leadership Development professional having deep US, Japan and Asia-Pacific coaching, training and consulting experience coupled with hands-on business & technical expertise. With over 20 years of industry experience, James has spent 11 of those years working in Silicon Valley for companies ranging from New Venture Start-ups to established Industry Leaders engaged in developing nascent technologies & pioneering emerging markets.

He is also the author of the forthcoming book, "Crush Any Interview!" and is a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Certified NLP Practitioner and has successfully completed the Corporate Human Resources Management and How To Be A Successful Trainer programs as well as the Principles of Persuasion Workshop.

Date: April 17th (Thursday)

Time: 18:30 open, 19:00 start, 20:30 end

Venue: FCCJ - The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan | Map to FCCJ

Cost*: ¥4,000 ICA members; ¥6,000 non-members.

* Event open to all
* Cost includes buffet
* Open bar available. Please pay at the bar

!! Please make your event payment at the door.
!! No sign ups at the door


RSVP by 4PM on Friday, April 11th

!! If you have registered for this event and for unforeseen circumstances are unable to attend, then 72 hours prior notice is required else event charges will apply to cover catering costs.
Please notify us at icajapan@icajapan.jp or call Steve Sidhu at 080-4169-9660


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