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The Recruiter Dilemma (w/ Joe Taft) // Ep. 108 Designed Today

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It's no secret that my feelings towards recruiters are… rough at best. Corporate recruiters have never done me any favors other than escorting me to an interview, which in truth, I could have done on my own. Agency recruiters are another ball of fun. They tend to be a sizable percentage of my LinkedIn connection requests, followed by a surface level conversation where I’m treated like a commodity.

Then this episode happened. I can’t say “it's all changed” but understanding is definitely improved. My guest today is Joe Taft, and talented UX Designer with over 5 years of industry experience. Currently, he’s a Senior UX Designer with USAA, but in a past life… he was a recruiter.

In this episode, Joe talks about the role of recruiters from both an agency and corporate perspective. We talk about how we can sift through the bad recruiters to find the good ones, the ones that will have your back, and actually help you land a position in the industry. My hope is that after this episode, if you’re between jobs, or looking to get your foot in the door, you’ll know how you can benefit from a relationship with a UX recruiter.

Find Joe:
LinkedIn: Joe Taft | LinkedIn
Twitter: Joe Taft (@JoeTaft) / Twitter

Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
Website: https://DesignedToday.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
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It's no secret that my feelings towards recruiters are… rough at best. Corporate recruiters have never done me any favors other than escorting me to an interview, which in truth, I could have done on my own. Agency recruiters are another ball of fun. They tend to be a sizable percentage of my LinkedIn connection requests, followed by a surface level conversation where I’m treated like a commodity.

Then this episode happened. I can’t say “it's all changed” but understanding is definitely improved. My guest today is Joe Taft, and talented UX Designer with over 5 years of industry experience. Currently, he’s a Senior UX Designer with USAA, but in a past life… he was a recruiter.

In this episode, Joe talks about the role of recruiters from both an agency and corporate perspective. We talk about how we can sift through the bad recruiters to find the good ones, the ones that will have your back, and actually help you land a position in the industry. My hope is that after this episode, if you’re between jobs, or looking to get your foot in the door, you’ll know how you can benefit from a relationship with a UX recruiter.

Find Joe:
LinkedIn: Joe Taft | LinkedIn
Twitter: Joe Taft (@JoeTaft) / Twitter

Please consider subscribing to Designed Today on any of the popular podcasting platforms.

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Ready to join the email list or Slack community, receive your invite here: https://designedtoday.com/community/

Designed Today brings you insights to help bridge the world of Design & Business. Learn how you can improve your design, branding, marketing, and advertising skills all in one place. In this show, we'll explore the startup world, flexing the entrepreneurial muscles, from a user experience perspective

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Podcast: https://pod.link/designedtoday
Website: https://DesignedToday.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Designed.Today
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dillonwinspear/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonwinspear

40 min