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David Taylor

David Taylor

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Technical Recruiter

Personal Information

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School: UC Santa Barbara

Major: Business Economics

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: LinkedIn

Title: Technical Recruiter

Industry: Technology

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Full cycle recruiting responsibilities for the machine learning research team at LinkedIn.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Building a career for myself in the tech industry.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

College Works taught me how to be a professional which gave me a big head start after college.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

CWP really helped me with job interviews. Doing sales in college taught me how to sell myself effectively which made job interviews a lot easier.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Confidence is my own ability was the greatest lesson I learned from CWP. The gives you the framework to accomplish a ton as long as you put in the effort.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

Everyone coming out of college has a degree, find a way to separate yourself from other people and build a network prior to graduation.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Build your network in college. The main reason I was able to get a job at a company like LinkedIn after college was through a relationship that I built during my time with College Works.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

The year end camping trip was an awesome time.

Last words of wisdom

Give 100% effort in everything you do, you won't have any doubts or regrets if you follow that motto.