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Differentiate Your Hiring Profile with YouTube’s Ricardo Horna

Differentiate Your Hiring Profile with YouTube’s Ricardo Horna

Have you ever wondered what company recruiters look for on your resume or your LinkedIn profile? Or, how much time recruiters actually spend looking for candidates on LinkedIn?

In this episode, Ricardo Horna shares his insights and perspectives as a recruiter at Google’s YouTube and how he landed his job there after a recruiter reached out to him via LinkedIn. Ricardo’s own journey, as a Latinx Googler, is inspirational and heartwarming. He sheds light on his passion to help others and how he helps them succeed in their job search.

Born in Lima, Perú, Ricardo spent his childhood between South America and Florida. After graduating from The Florida State University with a degree in Communications, he joined Teach For America where he taught elementary and middle school Spanish in Baltimore for three years, then earning a Masters in Communication Management from The University of Southern California. Aside from his core role, Ricardo hosts YouTube Orientation for NewTubers, is heavily involved in the Hispanic/Latinx and LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups at Google, and is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, Intersectionality, Physical/Mental health, Education, and Entertainment.

Highlights:

[02:23] Ricardo’s role at Google
[03:21] Ricardo’s journey
[10:31] Overcoming limiting beliefs
[12:30] What differentiates a LinkedIn profile
[14:28] Managing competing priorities
[17:35] Fostering your community
[19:23] Connecting with influential leaders
[22:42] Learning from failures and setbacks
[27:15] Interview tips

Quotes:

“Don’t be afraid to forge your own path, but do so strategically and with intention.” – Ricardo Horna

“Ask yourself how you take key learnings from past experiences which are out of your control and develop the ability to get through those obstacles.” – Ricardo Horna

“Tailor your background and your experiences to what is being asked of you in your desired role.” – Ricardo Horna

“Before applying for a role, you have to know who you are, what you value and what you bring to the table.” – Ricardo Horna

“At the heart of community is mutual growth, you’re helping others as much as they’re helping you.” – Ricardo Horna

“Remove SHOULD from your vocabulary. Instead say, this is what happened. This is what the result was. And here’s how I’m going to move forward.” – Ricardo Horna

About Ricardo Horna:

Ricardo was born in Lima, Perú and spent his childhood between South America and Florida. After graduating from The Florida State University with a degree in Communications, he joined Teach For America where he taught elementary and middle school Spanish in Baltimore for three years. He joined TFA staff both in the Operations and Recruiting space for three years, and simultaneously received his Masters in Communication Management from The University of Southern California. He also worked as an on-air entertainment host and reporter during his time as a grad student. Ricardo joined the Google Staffing team almost 4 years ago, and currently works in the YouTube Staffing organization as a Talent Engagement Program Manager. Aside from his core role, Ricardo hosts YouTube Orientation for NewTubers, is heavily involved in the Hispanic/Latinx and LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups at Google, and is passionate about Diversity & Inclusion, Intersectionality, Physical/Mental health, Education, and Entertainment.

Links:

LinkedIn: ricardo-horna

Instagram: ricardo.horna

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