Department of Economics

Eric O'Neil

  • Graduated: 2010
  • Field: Technology

Eric O’Neil(opens in new window), who graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Philosophy, is a senior recruiter at Jobot(opens in new window), a firm located in in Orange County, California, that uses AI to match employees and employers.  After graduation Eric started his career in technology as the lead recruiter for Jobspring Partners(opens in new window).  In this role Eric helped software developers, network engineers, and system administrators find jobs with technology firms.  At the same time, he helped firms find the talent that they needed.  After a little over 2 years he moved on to CyberCoders(opens in new window) where he was lead recruiter at its headquarters in Irvine, California. 

In 2016 he accepted a position as lead recruiter with Eastridge Workforce Solutions(opens in new window).  In 2017 Eric left Eastridge to join Super Micro Computer, Inc (SMCI)(opens in new window) in San Jose, California, as an account executive where he was  “bridging business requirements with technology implementations by way of providing the right talent on time and on budget,” according to his LinkedIn page(opens in new window).

In 2018 Eric accepted a position as senior account executive for Irvine Technology(opens in new window) in Irvine, California.  After almost a year with Irvine Eric moved on to Jobot where he currently works.  “Jobot is a revolutionary career platform that combines intelligent technology with experienced recruiters to fill jobs and provide incredible service to our clients and candidates in the process,” according to Eric’s LinkedIn page. “We believe in building a positive culture focused on kindness + results and being a great place to build a lasting career for our Jobot Pros.”

“Studying Economics at Chico allowed me the opportunity to view social interaction, specifically business, through a set of rational and process-oriented lenses, “Eric stated in a recent email.  “In situations that call for strategic planning in my line of work, I tend to evaluate opportunity cost and what actions have the highest likelihood of putting forward the most utility. Possessing this point of view has been immensely helpful.” (Last Updated 8/5/19)