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Recruiting And Negotiating Tips From An Ex-Google Recruiter

By News Creatives Authors , in Leadership , at August 13, 2021

By Nabanita De, Founder and CEO,

Landing a job can be a stressful and lengthy process, and getting a job as a fresh college grad or a returnee with a career gap is challenging. It doesn’t have to be, though! At we aim to inspire and empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed in this competitive job market. Our Returnship Podcast with Nabanita De, helps you navigate through these waters.

Through this podcast, we celebrate success stories of returnees (caregivers) coming back from long breaks. The podcast further amplifies tips from domain experts in Human Resources – Recruiting, Product Management, Engineering, Career Mentorship and more, to be the one-stop shop for all your returning-to-work questions. Have an individual question? Get advice directly from field experts on Forum page. Find your mentor and set your career back on track by signing up for our first mentorship cohort. Do you have stories of your own you’d like to share? Look no further! Share them on our podcast with Nabanita and inspire countless women like yourself who struggle to find the proper support.

As hard as it is to find the job that fits you, it can be even harder to convince the recruiter that you’re the perfect fit, especially with a long gap. You need to learn the art of leveraging them as your advocate and golden ticket to your dream job. Who better to guide you through it than an actual recruiter? Our latest episode features Aria Zhang, who is an ex-Google recruiter with an MBA from Duke and has successfully shifted her entire career path, now working as a management consultant. She shares her vast experience recruiting star employees across multiple continents. Her main advice? “Know what you want” and have a “vision for yourself and work backwards.” She discusses how important it is to know where you want to be in the future and further covers topics like:

1. How to get into human resources and management consulting and the job roles in each industry, along with the process of navigating careers from human resources to consulting

2. How to approach recruiters

3. Green and red flags in resumes

4. How to effectively negotiate salary and levels with recruiters if you have an offer for your dream job

5. How to bridge the gap in your resume if you have a gap in your career

6. The difference when hiring in different continents: Asia and North America

and some more golden nuggets of wisdom, which can be applicable to anyone looking for jobs.

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