Roberta Fricker considers herself a “new nerd.”
She began calling herself that after earning a certificate in computer science from Santa Barbara City College. Even while she looks for work, she codes every day to keep her skills up. She’s created a mock advertisement using Flash and has built her website using HTML 4.01, XHTML, CSS 2.1 and Adobe Photoshop. Still, her job search has been challenging.
To help out, we paired Roberta with an internal recruiter from Electronic Arts, an IT hiring manager from the University of California at San Francisco, and an outside recruiter. Each of them reviewed and marked up her resume, arming Roberta with real world feedback.
Some of their advise could apply to you. To see, check out each of sessions with Roberta.
- Part I: Robert Watson, Senior Recruiter, International Solutions Group
- Part II: Erik Wieland, IT Services Director, UCSF Department of Medicine
- Part III: Rita Gordon, Corporate Recruiting Manager, Electronics Arts