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21 July, 2016 / Podcast

In which we ask the existential question: which would you rather have: an annual performance evaluation, a root canal, or a colonoscopy. Only The Geek Whisperers are brave enough to tackle this kind of cutting-edge question! Our guest is Srinivas Krishnamurti, and on this podcast we try to figure out why…

Read All Show NotesEvaluating the Performance Evaluation with Srinivas Krishnamurti Ep 115

1 July, 2016 / Podcast

Jill Jubinski is technical recruiting done right. We talk with Jill, Technical Community Evangelist for IBM’s Blue Box. We discuss how she talks to people as people and turns that into value for companies and recruits alike. We get into: Recruiter-ish — she lives outside of the HR org chart Reports…

Read All Show NotesRecruiting as Technical Matchmaker with Jill Jubinski Ep 114

14 June, 2016 / Podcast

When is being an evangelist not the right thing to get the job done? This week we talk with Vaughn Stewart about the implications of a title like Chief Evangelist, and why he changed roles (and titles) to VP, Enterprise Architect at Pure Storage instead. Vaughn was a de facto and de jure…

Read All Show NotesWhen Not To Be An Evangelist with Vaughn Stewart – Episode 113

12 May, 2016 / Podcast

The Geek Whisperers are coming back to your from our wonderful time at the Silicon Valley VMUG. Armed with beautiful new microphones, we sit down with Frances Wong, SVVMUG Leader and IT Professional. We discuss:  Building rapport quickly The charisma myth The unspoken parts of charisma Hiring in the valley Hiring…

Read All Show NotesIT Pipeline and Hiring for Rapport with Frances Wong – Episode 112

4 May, 2016 / Podcast

Do Tech Recruiters have souls? We’ve often wondered. The Geek Whisperers have more faith after hanging out with Andy Tullo. He’s a entrepreneur focused on recruiting in our fast-growing Enterprise Tech scene.  We discuss: Vetting company culture before you sign the paperwork Positive psychology in the workforce Finding great places to…

Read All Show NotesTech Recruiters are Matchmakers with Andy Tullo – Episode 111

26 April, 2016 / Podcast

This week we recap our VMware User Group experience, where we talked with VMUG attendees about their careers and how to take the next step. This podcast was recorded directly after the Silicon Valley VMUG on April 12, 2016. We had a line throughout the day of people who were interested…

Read All Show NotesInvesting in Career Insurance: VMware User Group recap – Episode 110

11 April, 2016 / Podcast

The Geek Whisperers will be appearing at the Silicon Valley VMUG tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Santa Clara. In this episode, we talk about what’s going to happen, how we got started talking about geek stories, and as always, Things We’d Never Do Again. Silicon Valley VMUG site and…

Read All Show NotesGeek Whispering at the Silicon Valley VMUG Tues Apr 12

30 March, 2016 / Podcast

Christina Murillo started this show as a stranger to us. Within less than an hour, we were in awe of her work within the security community. Christina works in the IT Security scene in NYC – born and raised – and began by asking what a Tech Evangelist is. Before long, we had…

Read All Show NotesIs Tech Evangelism Dead Yet Or Can I Be One Too? with Christina Morillo – Ep 108