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John Merriman

John Merriman is a Business Development Representative for Messina Group Consulting, specializing in IT consulting and staffing needs. Before moving into his role in Business Development, John began his career as a Recruiter working on contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire positions for Messina’s prestigious staffing divisions. John is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia with degrees in Political Science and History.
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Recent Posts

Recruiting, Job Search October 19, 2015

What Recruiters Wish You Knew

Recruiters look for the best fit for every position they manage, which typically means screening multiple candidates who seem to be a strong match based solely on their resumes. After a discussion occurs, we are able to better evaluate the candidate’s skills and how they relate to the role. Candidates who are a good fit are passed along to the client – and just like the candidates – we wait for feedback. Below are a few things to keep in mind when working with a recruiter:

Networking, Recruiting, Job Search September 28, 2015

New Job – Same Employer

Knowing when to change jobs is vital to your personal and professional growth. Opportunities to try something new are all around us – even at our current employer. Such is the case for me. I started at Messina Group as a recruiter and am currently transitioning into a business development role.

Recent Graduate, Interview Tips September 04, 2015

Job Fair Etiquette from a Recruiter 

Everyone working for a startup will tell you that the “old way” of searching for a job is dated – after all t-shirts and dogs are acceptable at the office. The reality is that most recent graduates will find employment at a traditional company. Sure, you may have a stocked refrigerator and pool table, but the normal rules of interviewing still apply.

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