Explaining Networking to IT Recruiters
What you'll learn
- You will have a solid fundamental understanding of networking, its protocols, the devices it takes and its evolution
- You will learn how proprietary standards led to the dinosaur-like extinction to a large group of once-dominant companies
- You are going to be able to ask probing qualification questions of candidates and KNOW if they know what they are talking about
- You will be able to engage with candidates and be able to follow them as they discuss DNS, TCP/IP or the OSI Model
- You need NO prior experience as a technical recruiter because this is for everyone from a raw rookie to a 20-year veteran
This course is the second in a series of technical dissertations specifically geared to an IT Recruiter. So much of the training for IT Recruiters is based upon the rote memorization of complex terms and dry definitions. Most of it is created by technologists who have NO idea what a recruiter does on a daily basis.
All of our training content was created with the intention of turning that knowledge into content you can use to qualify IT candidates. Recruiters don't NEED to understand Networking to source, contact or close candidates. It would give you an unfair competitive edge when it comes to QUALIFYING candidates.
I have spent the last 25 years with a foot straddling two disparate realms: IT Recruiting and Software Engineering. I bring a unique blend of insight and experience into providing training so recruiters can engage with technologists more effectively. I cut my teeth in the mid-90s at an IT staffing firm and started a SaaS firm that offers a technical interview platform for Recruiters in 2016.
My students will get the benefit of my blended professional heritage.
The objective of all of the training material we publish here is to cultivate something we call “Conversational Competence”, the innate ability to draw upon a pool of internal knowledge that lets you insert technical analysis or interrogation into any conversation with a technical counterpart.
This course will give you comprehensive understanding of Networking. It doesn't matter if you don't personally work on a lot of Networking requirements for this course to have long-term value and impact. You are going to learn the history of Networking and the Internet and the underlying protocols needed to make all of it possible.
Imagine speaking to a candidate and confidently asking them to explain how DNS helps you find a website or how a TCP handshake works. You will be able to do this without blinking.
Get ready to have the shroud of mystery related to technical subjects unveiled in a way you have never experienced before.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for ALL technical recruiters, even if you do not handle a lot of networking positions. Developers often have to understand protocols like TCP/IP and HTTP, so not having this knowledge puts a hole in your game.
I got into IT Recruiting in the mid-'90s and did my first technical interview in late '97, triggering a journey that has inspired the ambition to create an entire generation of IT Recruiters who can independently screen candidates using their own internal pool of knowledge.
I left agency recruiting in 2005 to consult to software companies, becoming trusted as the first-round technical screen at companies such as The MathWorks, Pegasystems and Akamai Technologies. This is where I really elevated my ability to screen developers down to the syntax level.
I started TechScreen in 2016 to level the playing field for IT Recruiters by releasing the world's SaaS platform that empowers recruiters to conduct a detailed technical interview.
The TechScreen Certified Recruiter training program was deployed in 2021 that gives us Just-in-Time Knowledge, the ability for recruiters to leverage the content to execute their jobs in real-time. It is the world's largest technical content resource that was curated specifically for non-technical people.
This content is going to give recruiters simplified technical knowledge that can be used to generate focused qualification question. The consistent use of this content will cultivate something I call 'Conversational Competence', the reflexive ability to draw upon detailed technical information from a pool of information the recruiter 'owns'.