Category Archives: Recruiting Events
In his 15 years with Esri, talent acquisition leader Jason Otero has represented us at many recruiting events. I recently asked him to share some of his advice for getting the most out of attending a career fair.
Oftentimes what we find are people who come up to the table prepared to talk about themselves. They’ve got resumes in-hand, they’re dressed appropriately, and they have all their ducks in a row. But what they tend not to have done is research the organizations they want to meet. What gets a recruiter’s attention is the person who comes up with a keen sense of interest in the company and can explain how their background, skills, and interests align with the potential new organization and, specifically, the job opportunities they’re interested in.
When it comes to research, going to a company’s web page is good, but understand that it’s a marketing tool. What you see on that first page, or even within the first click or two, is going to be high-level and potentially not as helpful as case studies or white papers that describe what the company does, why they do it, and who their customers are. That’s the kind of information that’s really going to help you in an interview.
Connecting with Esri staff at a career fair or similar recruiting event can provide that extra edge when competing with other applicants. It gives you the chance to talk with us about the Esri culture and what your educational background and experience can bring to the table. Whether you are interested in a full-time position or one of our summer opportunities for students, it’s a great way to make that important first impression.
We’ll be traveling all around the US this fall. Check out our event map to see where you can meet us!
By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern
The weekend before geo-geeks invade San Diego, California for the annual Esri International User Conference, 60 student assistants from around the world have already checked in. Their help is imperative in making sure the UC goes through without—or at least with the fewest amount of—glitches. Selectively chosen in relation to their major and interests, these students act behind the scenes of the UC, working in the Esri Store, helping with workshops, and playing a part in making sure the overall conference runs smoothly.
For a week they are unofficial Esri “employees,” mingling with top names in every department and every company known to the GIS world. Ellen Barry from Bowling Green State University explains, “I applied because it’s a cool opportunity to be where all other GIS users were, united. I love Esri products and this is a great place to be.”
Meet Maura, who will be a regular contributor to the blog this summer. Stay tuned for her posts on student programs, events for Esri interns, adventures around town and beyond, and much more.
Upon deciding to pursue a Geographical Studies undergraduate major, I began the prerequisite courses, one of which was a class on basic GIS. On my campus at the University of Chicago, few outside the Geographical Studies department have heard the terms “GIS” and “Esri.” However, after explaining to my peers what the software is, many claim some sort of knowledge, whether they used it at a previous internship or are familiar with its use in news articles, etc.
The class I took was also my first introduction to GIS. Although I am not tech savvy, I was greatly intrigued by the variety of uses for GIS in a multitude of fields. The study of geography is similar in this way: although united by one field, there are so many uses and paths one can follow in the exploration of geography and GIS that they are impossible to list. Thus, with a new interest in GIS and its uses in the everyday world, I jumped at the chance to intern at Esri.
Tune in to our free webinar to see how the story begins.
Looking for a job in sales where you will empower your customers to be their best? Esri has immediate needs for account executives, account managers, solution engineers, and sales support staff to work with customers in the commercial sector across the US.
Our staff will be as close as your computer next week at two virtual events. This will be a great opportunity to let your talents shine and make that important first impression!
If you’re in the DC metro area and are considering a career move, check out these events where you can meet our staff to learn about current openings and what it’s like to be part of the Esri team.
Are you looking for an exciting new career opportunity in design, development, or marketing? Join us for the Mashable Online Career Expo October 23 and talk with Esri recruiters about our current openings in these areas and more!
Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California, is about to be invaded. No, not by Africanized honey bees or a new strain of flu, but by a unique species of human believed by many to hold the passkey to the future: software developers. More than 2,900 are registered to attend Silicon Valley Code Camp on the college’s campus October 6-7, and Esri staff will be right in the middle of all the action.
I spent a few minutes talking with Esri’s Derrick Burke, Technology Team Lead, and Shawn Ori, Human Resources Generalist, to learn why Esri is at Code Camp and what attendees can expect from our participation.
August 7-9, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
It’s described as “the world’s premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques.” A few years ago when Esri first participated in the job fair at SIGGRAPH, attendees were probably wondering why a mapping software company was there. As Esri’s technology has continued to evolve and with the acquisition of Procedural Inc. and CityEngine, now more than ever we fit right in. As a matter of fact, if you attend SIGGRAPH this year, you’ll see that Esri also has a large presence in the main exhibit hall.
I spent a few minutes with Jason, one of the recruiters who will be at the job fair, to learn about the skills he’s hoping to find in the candidates he meets and what makes SIGGRAPH different for Esri this year.