Company Culture Starts With The Candidate Experience

Your recruiting process is part of your corporate culture. What makes your company stand out from the rest? I’m sure you have reasons for why a top software engineer chooses your organization over all their options – so what is it? Differentiators – as employers, we all have them, and they are promoted in a… Read more »

Timing is Everything in the Career Search and Hiring Process

Timing is a powerful influence and determining factor in many important happenings in one’s life. As a Technology Recruiter, I zero in on the importance of timing during the career search and hiring process. I’ve concentrated my discussion in this post on the Software Engineering world, particularly the FinTech arena. Why is timing everything? Tech… Read more »

Why it pays to not procrastinate; from an ex-procrastinator

We’ve all been there. We’ve all said, “yeah I’ll get to it later” then suddenly it’s three hours before your term paper is due and you’ve only written your name and date in 16-point font, double-spaced. In college, each professor says, “I’ll know if you wrote this last minute” and you’re thinking “ha, try me.”… Read more »

Power of the Referral 2.0

Power of the referral 2.0 Give them, get them, experience the magic. About a year ago, I wrote a segment on how referrals in tech recruiting are typically the best candidates to work with. In ‘Make Referrals Part of Your Follow Up’ I focused on relationship building, and now, with 2017 winding down, I can… Read more »

Working With A Recruiter: Looking for a Job Can Be a Fulltime Job

Why work with a recruiter?   Because looking for a job can be a fulltime job. We’ve all been there, that moment when you decide you may want to kick some tires and explore different opportunities, see what the market is like for your skillset, or maybe it’s flat-out, time for a change.   No matter… Read more »

The Dirty Word in Recruiting… “Contract”

Tech Contracts Have Changed. Have You? It’s happened to everyone. You get a call from a Recruiter and the position they are pitching is GREAT! It has everything you’re looking for – exciting company, great job responsibilities, location is awesome, then…you find out it’s a contract opportunity. Once you hear that dirty word, “contract,” you’re… Read more »

Internship Takeaways and Process Tips

Maximizing the Benefits and Managing the Program Is your internship program working for your company and your interns? Whether you recruit from top engineering schools, receive direct applicants, or hire referrals from your network, getting feedback and creating value from that feedback is an imperative part of the internship ‘win-win’ process. Implementing an internship program… Read more »

Recruiting Red Flags: Beware of the Subtle Warnings

Beware of subtle warning signs and know when it’s time to move on. In the 13 years I’ve been recruiting, I will be the first to admit that I don’t have it all figured out. In fact, most of us will never figure it out, at least not to a perfection. In this blog post,… Read more »

Coworking: It’s Not Just for Startups and Freelancers

The Pros and Cons of Part-Time Coworking Don’t get me wrong, I love my office. My cubicle is cute and clean. My desk buddies are chill.   And not to brag, but I have a pretty solid snack game going on and the baristas at starbucks know my name. The accessibility to my team can’t… Read more »