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About Obi

Obi Ogbanufe lives near Dallas, TX. Her background is in technology, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. She started her career in NCR Corporation as a professional services consultant and then moved on to other job roles including Windows Administrator, Database Administrator, Programmer Analyst, Quality Assurance Engineer, and Database Developer with companies like Voyager Expanded Learning and She currently works as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Consultant and Trainer. Obi holds many technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Business Management Solution Specialist on Dynamics CRM, and Oracle Certified Associate (OCA). Obi spent two years working a technical recruiter for a company she started in 2006, recruiting candidates in different areas that included database developers, quality assurance, .NET developers. Today she uses her experience in IT and Recruiting to help individuals and organizations screen and qualify technical candidates through her book – Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter and training sessions.

Business Intelligence vs. SQL Developer Job Trends

Job Trends SQL Server Developer Job vs. Business Intelligence. There’s plenty of buzz around business intelligence and analytics being in the top 3 CIO initiatives for 2011 and 2012. Take a look at job trends between these two roles and … Continue reading

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Why Professionals Are Rude to Recruiters

Written By Obi Ogbanufe – (Published on Is there ever a good reason for a person to be unprofessionally rude to a recruiter? As mature individuals, we want to believe that there isn’t a valid reason for rudeness in … Continue reading

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The Art of Performing Technical Screening

Written by Obi Ogbanufe for ERE.Net Technical screening is testing candidates in order to identify those with particular characteristics listed in a job description. This can be done in order to avoid the unnecessary cycles of presenting several candidates for … Continue reading

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Using Mail Merge for Candidate Follow-up

Article Written by Obi Ogbanufe for ERE.Net Recruiters have taken a lot of hits for not following up with candidates even if only to say, ‘Sorry, this job did not work out but I’d like to have your permission to … Continue reading

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Business Analyst Week

Who is the business analyst (BA), what are her tasks, who does she work with to accomplish her tasks, and how can you identify an established BA and one in the making? Wikipedia and the IIBA has a lot of … Continue reading

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I want the technical recruiter to know more about IT

As a member of a LinkedIn Group – GIA – I saw some comments by IT Professionals who were asked what their recruiters could do to help them. Their response can basically be summed up in one statement – ‘I … Continue reading

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The Thing about Blogging

Blogging is a thing, a big thing in some circles. But the thing is you kinda have to have something to say in order to blog, or else its nothing, meaningless. Right? Today I have at least 3 developed thoughts that … Continue reading

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The Myth about Recruiting as an Act of Helping

By Obi Ogbanufe: When we tell ourselves that we’re recruiting because we like to help other people, we ought to make sure we don’t fall into the trap of presenting ourselves as doing a favor to the candidate. Helping is … Continue reading

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Reading IT Articles – Make it a Daily Regimen

Though there’s already much to do in one day for a technical recruiter, it’s still worthwhile to state just how important it is to always be in the know of what’s going on in the technology space. As a technical … Continue reading

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