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The Truth About How You Get Hired

October 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Truth About How You Get Hired

Join Solving IT and General Assembly for a night of revealing truths when it comes to the complex hiring process. Our expert panel will feature representatives from various hiring phases:

Paul Taylor, CEO of Solving IT (moderator)

Paul is a dynamic and charismatic business leader who executes strategy against ambitious and challenging goals. Passionate about delivering talent solutions to clients, Paul personifies the positive results of hard work and dedication.

Jason Raclaw, Director of Salesforce Practice at Solving IT

Jason possesses a strong business acumen, and is a strategic thinker in the recruitment market.  His hands on approach to coaching is part of his DNA that makes him a true success in the industry.

Kevin Sellers, Consultant

Kevin Sellers is a former consultant turned full time employee with a passion for executing projects and deep-rooted professionalism. In just 3 years time, he has moved through the ranks to an Associate Project Manager, ultimately to a Project Manager. He is most recently working as an Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master.

Bethany Perillo, Lead Technology Recruiter at Allstate

Bethany is a Lead Technology Recruiter at Allstate focusing on placing top tech talent across all teams at Allstate. Bethany’s honest, consultative approach when interacting with clients has allowed her to become a trusted advisor to everyone she works with.

Dave Connell, SVP, Global Development at LifeLine Response

Dave is a seasoned Sales Leader who has been hiring technology & media sales professionals in the UK & US for the last 10 years. His experiences have taught him to look past the resume in order to make effective hiring decisions.

Jing Guo, User Experience Designer, GE Transportation

Jing was born in China, grew up in the U.S and currently works in Chicago as a UX Designer. Growing up between cultures  taught Jing the importance of compassion and adaptability, both integral parts of my professional practice. Her background is in Information Science and Visual Arts, and through that she leverages her knowledge in both to effectively tell stories through my work. Jing is an interpreter of languages and ideas, and strives to help people bridge the gap between the known and the unknown.


  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Networking, grab a drink – get settled!
  • 6:30 – 6:40 PM – Welcoming remarks
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Panel and Audience Q+A: hear what they have to say, maybe learn a thing or two
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM – Mingle, mull over what you learned, and pack it up!

Come grab a drink and learn the different ways you can improve your hiring procedures, or how you can improve on your next job search!


October 27, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Solving IT


General Assembly
444 North Wabash Avenue Level B
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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