Speaker

Taylor Desseyn

Taylor Desseyn

Recruiter Advocate at Vaco

Taylor graduated from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in 2011 and immediately jumped into the world of recruiting. He started his career at Vaco in 2011 where he has recruited for clients such as Disney, Pacific Gas & Electric, Yahoo!, and Sony. After achieving top producer for 2013 out of a team of six, Taylor was recognized by Vaco and was brought to Raleigh to be instrumental in the building of the Technology division. During his time in Raleigh Taylor helped to scale the team from three to seven and focused on recruiting in all things technology, where he ultimately found his niche within development and TriNug (Raleigh .NET User Group). In June 2014 Taylor was asked to return to the Nashville office to help build out the technology team. Since his return, Taylor has been elected VP of the .NET User Group in Nashville for the last two years. He focuses 100% of his time within the development vertical in technology. As of 2017 Taylor is the Recruiting Manager of Vaco’s Nashville Technology division that is responsible for grossing $6+ million a year in revenue and ranking in the top of over 30+ Vaco Technology offices. From his time at Vaco he has seen the team double in size from seven to seventeen and has spoken at multiple conferences ranging from Nashville's very own Music City Code, the Raleigh Code Conference, to Vaco’s National Engage the World Conference and continues to be heavily involved within both the local and national tech community.

Unlocking Your Potential

So many people are so paralyzed in their careers. They don't know how to get started. They don't know where to begin. And on top of everything they do not know what's out there!! This talk is going to be focused on unlocking the potential inside of you to grow yourself and your career.

A Manifesto in Hiring

This is a checklist that every leader in an organization needs to check out to be successful in scaling their company when it comes to hiring.

Recruiters Suck. Use them.

In today’s tech market there are more recruiters than JavaScript libraries. And just like JavaScript libraries, it’s hard to pick a good recruiter that that won’t burn out in 6 months. In this open forum talk, I will be answering any and all questions you have always wanted to ask us. Like how do we price positions? What do I look for when working with a recruiter? I will also give tips to everyone like how to write a good resume, are cover letters still relevant, how do I approach a job hunt, and what can make you the most attractive as a candidate in the interview process. This talk is geared for the recent software school grad to the Architect who has recently found themselves back on the job market. I look forward to answering all your questions!

How Social Media Can Land You Your Dream Job

Networking pre-covid was awkward...let's face it. It was showing up to a meetup or a conference and you only hung out with the few people you knew. You watched 45 slides on a topic that you don't understand only to leave the session and be even more confused. You then leave the networking event almost feeling worse than before (it maybe was the pizza) AND you didn't meet anyone new. Well, networking has changed especially because of Covid. In this session, I dig into how to build your LinkedIn profile where it gets attention from recruiters and hiring managers. I also go over how to ACTUALLY network virtually on LinkedIn. After this session, you should feel very good on how to leverage this platform to connect with individuals! If you are an introvert...this session is for you!

Taylor Desseyn

Recruiter Advocate at Vaco