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About hiring & job hunting in tech industry

Confessions of a Resume Profiler

I confess to being a resume profiler. My primary goal in reviewing a resume is to determine whether or not I might be looking at a great engineer. Unfortunately some of the best engineers with whom I have worked have

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Wanted: Software Architect

Back in the late 1990s I went to a local entrepreneurial event in which a speaker claimed a new startup would fail if it didn’t get its first 15 hires right. I never did ask why 15 ;), but the

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State of High Tech Recruiting

Once or twice a week, I get the following inbound phone call: Joe, my name is [name] from [company]. I was referred to you as the vice president of engineering. I saw on your website that you’re hiring, and

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4 Steps To Finding a Job

In the mid-1990s I was in a startup that licensed the best selling job hunting book, What Color Is Your Parachute?. Our target market was job hunters, and our software was designed to help people find their next job. I

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