Evelyn Xu

Evelyn Xu wears many hats: recent graduate, millennial, and novice recruiter. She recently started full-time at Scope Group, a boutique recruiting firm based in Arlington, Virginia. Some might say that Evelyn has never met a stranger; she is unabashedly passionate about building relationships with candidates and others in the community.
Evelyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Family Science and Human Development at University of Maryland, College Park. As a Peer Career Educator, she spent three years working one-on-one with UMD students to prepare them for the real world.

Evelyn aspires to become a leading recruiter in software and cyber talent in the DC metro area. Follow along with her journey as a novice, millennial recruiter here and @EvelynXu15.

Inside Recruiting November 17, 2015
Millennials Vs. Older Gens, Part 2: Interview Prep for Candidates of Different Generations

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how millennials prepare for their interviews and the best ways that we recruiters can help them be successful in that endeavor. Given that they make up such a sizable portion of the workforce, it's understandable why millennials get so much attention. Today, however, we're going to shift focus and talk about workers over the age of 34. Even the...

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Inside Recruiting November 10, 2015
How to Dress for a Client Meeting [Infographic]

As recruiters, we meet with a lot of clients from a lot of different industries. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to dress when heading to a client meeting. An outfit that says "serious and professional" to one client may say "stuck up and stuffy" to another! Uncertain of what to wear to your next client meeting? Follow the client's lead! For example, when meeting...

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Inside Recruiting November 3, 2015
Millennials Vs. Older Gens, Part 1: Interview Prep for Candidates of Different Generations

When I started my career as a recruiter, I thought it would be a given that people would know how to prepare for interviews. As we all know, however, that is not always the case. As part of the hiring process, my colleagues and I typically call our candidates to help prepare them for their interviews. This is not only an opportunity for us to impart some institutional knowledge about our...

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Inside Recruiting September 24, 2015
4 Creative Ways to Find and Engage With Job Candidates

As a recruiter, your job will challenge you to think creatively when it comes to finding candidates, especially discreet job seekers who don't spend their days lurking on the Internet. The job boards may well be helpful for finding active candidates, but there is just so much information to sift through (on both the recruiters' and candidates' sides) that whittling the options down to only the...

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Inside Recruiting September 9, 2015
3 Invaluable Lessons From My First Client Meeting as a New Recruiter

I recently attended my first client meeting as a new recruiter. Naturally, I was a bit anxious about making a good first impression -- especially in front of my boss. But once I calmed my nerves, I found I was able to focus on listening to and learning from our client, which helped me gain some great insights on how to source and recruit most effectively on their behalf. Our conversation...

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Inside Recruiting August 27, 2015
Millennials Are Transforming Recruiting as We Know It

As you know by now, I'm a millennial. My not-so-unique perspective has helped me to realize that my peers and I are straying further and further away from phone calls. The conundrum for me is that making and taking phone calls is a central part of my job as a recruiter. How will this shift in behavior impact the future of recruiting as my superiors have known it? We millennials prefer quick...

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Inside Recruiting July 27, 2015
10 Lessons From a Millennial Recruiter | My First Month on the Job

In the span of five short months, I leapt from intern to full-time employee at a boutique recruiting firm focusing on software, engineering, IT, and cyber security. I went from working part-time while wrapping up my final semester of college to spending full days in the office, and while my internship was filled with training and insights vital to my future role as a recruiter, nothing prepares...

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Inside Recruiting July 13, 2015
How a Millennial Chose a Recruiting Career

I have heard that few people ever intend to get into recruiting, but somehow, they stumble upon it early on in their careers, and next thing you know, they're hooked. My colleagues tell me that I'm a unique breed because I developed an interest for it early on, choosing it as my path right after graduating college. So, How Did This Millennial Decide on a Career in Recruiting? I'll...

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Inside Recruiting June 29, 2015
4 Ways to Hunt Down Your Next Purple Squirrel

Recruiting is constantly changing, which means recruiters must adapt in order to be successful in the big hunt. At the recent recruitDC conference in Arlington, Va., I learned all about how to develop a keen eye for these mythical creatures often referenced in recruiting culture. 4 Tips to Find That Purple Squirrel The hunt for purple squirrels begins with building out a sourcing playbook....

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Inside Recruiting June 23, 2015
Lessons from J.T. O'Donnell at recruitDC

As a novice recruiter on the scene, I was trying to absorb everything like a sponge. The Spring #recruitDC event was a great one for both novice and seasoned recruiters to attend. The common thread throughout the various sessions at recruitDC? Building both your personal brand and your company's brand. First up, J.T O'Donnell, founder and CEO of CAREEREALISM and CareerHMO, kicked off the...

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