Recently Laid Off Microsoft Staffer Uses Own Severance Money to Help Other Unemployed Technical Professionals Find Jobs, Stay in Industry

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John Polhill III, an ex-Microsoft Corporate Technical Recruiter Personally Hit By Job Elimination, Decides To Use Severance Money to Launch Free Job Landing Gathered Facts And Strategies Mini Boot Camp For Other Technical Professionals Who Refuse To Leave The Declining Tech Industry Without A Fight. The Get An Edge: Tech Job Landing Event Takes Place Friday, August 21-Sunday August 23, 2009 at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Seattle, Washington.

Top tech people are really world changing professionals used to figuring things out, getting things done when they put their minds to it…and the technology field is challenging us once again

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Among those hit by the current economic crisis and job losses are technical professionals. Many of them struggling to get employment are facing increased competition and a dwindling number of job openings in their field, many for the first time in their professional careers. And some are now so frustrated they are considering leaving the tech industry for good. However, unemployed technical professionals who want to stay in the tech industry can now receive free gathered facts and strategies to help them land a technical job in this current economy from a corporate technical staffing consultant who knows what they are going through.

"Top tech people are really world changing professionals used to figuring things out, getting things done when they put their minds to it…and the technology field is challenging us once again," says Seatac-based Tech Job Advisor, John Polhill III.

"Ironically, the idea to create this event came to me on my way home from work, the day I found out I had lost my own job, Polhill said. "Even as I was let go, hiring was still taking place…technical professionals were still getting in despite the marked shift in hiring philosophies and strategies. And I was in a unique position to see how, why and what they were doing that other similarly qualified candidates were not. Once I realized I could use my knowledge, experience and some of my severance money to help, and possibly make a difference in the lives of others, in an industry I care about, there was no time to feel sad or depressed about my own situation."

John Polhill III's technical recruiting experience spans over 16 years including successfully starting and running a hi-tech recruiting firm with his own investment and award-winning corporate technical hiring roles in Fortune 100 companies. Attendees to the mini boot camp will also find unmatched collected data value in his former roles as Director of IT Services in a hi-tech consulting firm serving Fortune 100 clients and as a HR Technical Recruiting Systems Advisor including serving as a formally trained award winning Air Force recruiter and computer systems analyst.

According to Polhill, many staffing professionals and hiring managers will not give feedback because they're time is very limited and because most legal departments do not want them to. "However, this is one major reason tech professionals are ready to jump ship…because how can you face a challenge when you don't even know what the challenge is? I know it can be very frustrating trying to get hired today". He adds, "I'm happy to help courageous and single-minded technical professionals achieve their goals with a little insider knowledge about the marked shift in hiring philosophies and strategies," Polhill said.

Seating is limited for this event. For more information about the mini boot camp event, which spans three full separate days for you to choose from for your convenience, contact John Polhill III at 206-922-3451 or register at


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