Monday, December 3, 2007
ASK THE EXPERTS ON THE EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY BOARD
“I want to expand my job search by including
employment agencies as another resource. What
is the best approach to working with them so it’s a
mutually benefi cial relationship?”
Spotlight on Yahoo!
By Robin Carlen-Murray,
Career Coach and Owner of
Catalyst Career Consulting
On November 15, 2007, I spoke
with Carol Mahoney, Vice President
of Talent Acquisition at Yahoo!’s
headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.
Yahoo!’s environment can best
be described as incredibly
inspirational, with an energy in the
air that’s palpable. A purple and
yellow cow stands in the lobby;
a “Before” and “After” picture
board depicting the company’s
development towers over visitors;
the company store beckons. Busy
people are everywhere.
>> Q1: What are some internet
company hiring trends?
Yahoo! recruits people by going
“where they are” to places such
as college campuses, engineering
conferences and symposiums.
>> Q2: Where is Yahoo! currently
Yahoo! is always looking for
talented people in all parts of the
company and at all levels. Some
key hiring areas:
Product Development, Q.A.
and Systems Development.
People with search or media
sales backgrounds experienced
in selling internet advertising.
The “business owners of the
products” to direct engineers.
User Experience Design
How users experience Yahoo
>> Q3: Do you have any advice for
job seekers who want to work for
Seek out company respresentatives
at various events. Go to http://
careers.yahoo.com to apply for
jobs. Resumes are routed directly
to hiring managers’ desktops.
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Abbott Diabetes Care
Rosanna Ortisi has extensive experience in staff -
ing/recruitment for a variety of Fortune 500
companies, as well as executive search expertise,
specializing in emerging, high-growth companies.
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