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My Life as a Staffing Project Manager and Recruiter

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Ahoy Intel Blogosphere fans! When I tell people I work for Intel, they usually think I’m an engineer and wear a bunny suit. While I COULD wear a bunny suit (we have a casual dress code), I actually have a dual role as a Staffing Project Manager and a Senior Recruiter. I have sat in the Intel Manufacturing and Design Center in Hudson Massachusetts along with about 1899 other employees for the past 4+ years. I have teammates that I actively work with in Shanghai, Taiwan, Ireland, Israel, Austin, New Mexico, Arizona, Folsom and Oregon.

Currently, I am doing a temporary assignment within the Staffing Marketing and Channels Team. It’s fairly common for Intel employees to take on temporary assignments: it’s pretty cool because you get to try something different for a while. My current projects include helping research and plan the launch of a new Intel Staffing Facebook fan page (coming very soon), enhancing our Student Center web site, and finding new ways and places to locate top talent.

In my usual recruiter role, I’m responsible for securing the top PhD College Graduate (CG) technical talent for one of our premier R&D teams that largely sits in Oregon. I have recently attended a couple of campus events to speak with PhD Graduates and have filled several intern positions within the USA and I am working on filling some design jobs in India as well. But enough of the basic stuff…what I really want to share with you is what I like about my job.

I really enjoy working with candidates and hiring managers – no really I do! Surprisingly, my experience with both is very similar. Many of the technical resumes I look at are so very impressive – it makes Star Trek and Star Wars seem reasonable. Geeze, I wish I had studied a little harder (a lot harder) in math and science as it seems as though the only limiting factor in the creation of new technology is ones own imagination. Interviewing is one of my favorite parts of my job as I get many dynamic and interesting answers on a variety of different subjects and I learn a lot during interviews. Second, sometimes I get some ridiculous answers to questions. Once in a while I forget to erase the word “GULLIBLE” across my forehead (haha) and candidates practice advanced storytelling while answering questions. My best advice when interviewing at Intel is know what you know very well and be able to communicate it

My role is just one of the many career opportunities that are available at Intel. I welcome your questions about Intel Staffing, how to find and secure a position at Intel, or more about my position. I look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, I think you’ll enjoy learning about other Intel employees; just visit Life at Intel to hear their stories!

P.S. I thought my post was getting a tad long but I wanted to put some of my favorite Intel tidbits here for your reading pleasure:

• I fought the law and the law won – Moore’s Law that is!

• Favorite Intel Quote: “The ingredient we start with is sand. Everything else is value added by people.” Andy Bryant, Feb 2006

• Intel Staffing is the talent for talent. We are the experts at finding talent for Intel.

• I once met Intel Great Andy Grove who coined the phrase "Only the paranoid survive." He was as forthright and as impressive as I hoped he would be.
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