[TriLUG] OT Humor (at least to me)
jim at neuse.net
Fri Sep 28 21:04:01 EDT 2007
I've had mixed success with experienced and not experienced folks (aka
new grads and seasoned professionals). We had a revolving door last
Spring on the sales and marketing side.
On the technical side, I hired an electrical engineering student from NC
State that has been with me for a year and is doing well. I hired
another person several months ago that just got his driver's license and
has not even graduated from high school. He has worked out great.
I have no regrets for also hiring a senior person that has been with me
for a couple of years and used to work for IBM Global Services, NC
Department of Transportation and Martin Marietta. I did not hurt a bit
that he was also a Ranger in special ops with the US Army. That's why
he is VP of Tech Ops today. We are pulling on board one other senior
person next week that is polished and currently handles a 140 employee
account for a local company.
For the senior folks, I don't have to remind them to tuck in their shirt
tails or to execute the next task. There is a difference between a $10
per hour and $60 per hour employee.
Our best folks have come from word of mouth. We have yet to run an
employment ad and celebrate our best month in our ten year history this
I thank God of our new grads and old grads that have made it happen. I'm
always interested in meeting folks that may want to work together
whether new or old. As with customers, I have become pickier with
employees. One bad apple can bring you down.
Jim Ray, President
Neuse River Networks
tel: 919-838-1672 cell: 919-606-1772
Connecting You to the World since 1997
Specializing in the design, sales, installation, and support of today's
technology for small to mid-sized markets, we also focus on both
commercial and industrial networks for PCs and phones. Now in our tenth
year, the company began with deploying video, voice and data
communications systems in the Triangle region, which we continue to do
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Tim Jowers
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 4:49 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] OT Humor (at least to me)
Just curious if anyone ever hires new grads? With the huge shortage in
workers according to the government maybe new grads are finding jobs?
On 9/28/07, Jason Tower <jtower at cerient.net> wrote:
> same here, everyone i've hired (either full time or for contract work)
> from trilug or via personal recommendations. in *any* business
> one of the single most important factors, and IT is no exception.
> Christopher L Merrill wrote:
> > We were in the same position as you, recently. Out of 3 hires,
> > kept one. That one came from one of the local developer group
> > We got a lot of junk leads from Monster, Hot Jobs, etc, but not much
> > Work your network!
> > C
> > Ron Joffe wrote:
> >> On the subject of employment we are in the process of trying to
> >> programmer types. I am looking for suggestions as to how best a
> >> can go about finding resources without spending a huge amount of
> >> interviewing folks who do not have the proper background.
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