Job seekers, this is a great opportunity. Intuit and LinkedIn are hosting the Hire Smart Small Business Event at Intuit's campus in Mountain View (but also available streaming online) on Saturday, April 27th. Best part? FREE!
Your first response might be that this isn't geared towards you. While that might in fact be true, think of the insight you can gain about what companies look for while hiring and how they are leveraging professional networks. I've highlighted some sessions below that I feel could be particularly beneficial for obvious reasons. Let me know in the comments section if you plan on going, we can meet-up!
Finally, there will be a lot of business leaders there and some great speakers ... prime networking opportunity. Did I mention it was FREE? Details and register here:
Noon & 2:45PM - FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE VS. CONTRACTOR
It’s a tough decision that may have a bigger impact on your business than you think. Hear insights from experts and accountants on what to consider, and gain the confidence to make the best decision.
12:30PM & 3:15PM - FINDING THE PERFECT FIT
Unfortunately you can’t just sit and wait for the perfect employee to walk through the door. Learn from a LinkedIn expert about the hiring search tools available today and how to use them to find the best candidate.
1PM & 3:45PM - ASKING ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
You may have done interviews before, but the stakes are greater when you’re hiring for your own business. Get tips from experienced small business owners on which critical questions to ask and how to evaluate candidates during interviews.
ACTIVITIES (available all day)
Learn how to harness the power of the LinkedIn network to find great employees—it’s easier than you think. Get your free LinkedIn Premium account set up and hear some great tips and tricks from LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions management team.
UPDATE: Conference overview provided here.