The cover letter is the bridge between the resume and the job description. The worst cover letters are form letters turned up by a quick Google search, usually starting with, “I am the ideal candidate for the job because.” Please leave that line out; let the reader decide how good of a fit you are.
From a recruiter’s perspective, the tech market in the first half of 2016 has been markedly different than it was last year. Last year, many employers were prepared to hire the first person they met that demonstrated prowess in all of the job requirements, and had a personality that matched the office culture. This year,
Let’s be real: you know you’re a hot commodity and in high demand. The tech world is your oyster with a big fat pearl sitting out in the open, waiting for you to grab it. But today’s startups are also looking for some pretty specific candidates with particular skillsets. Want the inside scoop on the
Every company says they want to hire people that fit into their company culture. But what does that mean? Won’t homogeneity insure that the office won’t represent its customers, and is bound for failure? The sports loving, beer chugging, cheerleader-ogling heads of the 10 person recruiting start-up insured my departure (after a 3 day tenure!)
When you told me the idea for your company two years ago, I thought you were onto something. You’d identified a fast-growing market, and had a simple and elegant tech solution to deliver them products that they wanted. You knew how to charm investors, board members, and partners. You were uniquely positioned to bring together
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Hindsight sure is 20/20, and none of us want to waste years of our lives on company that isn’t going anywhere. There are some ways (questions!) you can peer into the crystal ball and sidestep years of misery. 1. What is the company culture like? Most companies (well, at least startups) will talk about happy