DOP 147: Should You Use a Recruiter When Looking for a Job?

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022

Show Notes

#147: In the pre-internet days, you would look through the newspaper when you wanted to get a new job. However, if you wanted to get to a job faster, you would hire a recruiter to help pitch you to multiple companies. In 2022, obviously everything has changed and the value of a good recruiter is move important than ever.

In this episode, we talk with Erin Lovern, the founder and CEO of Grove Talent Group, about how a good recruiter can not only help a person looking for a job, but how a great recruiter can help a company fill positions that they are looking to fill.


Erin Lovern

Erin Lovern

Erin Lovern is the Founder and CEO of Grove Talent Group, a talent solutions consultancy and retained search firm. Grove Talent Group specializes in helping organizations win by designing, implementing, and executing world-class Talent strategies.

Prior to founding Grove Talent Group, Erin held top leadership roles in HR and Talent Acquisition leading exponential growth for technology companies ranging from Fortune 500 to venture backed portfolio companies. She has a proven track record of transforming organizations and aligning talent strategies for long term success.

Erin brings her passion for helping organizations leverage talent acquisition as a competitive advantage by using a data-driven approach to hiring, eliminating biases through the development of core competencies and success measures to build the strongest, most inclusive teams possible.

Her areas of expertise include global talent strategy, culture and business transformation, leadership development, and organization design. She is particularly passionate about partnering with early stage companies to help them set the foundation for their talent strategy.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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