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08 December
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How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1

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Last month, our Founder and CEO, Mei Lu, gave a talk on the “How Startups Can Win Top Talent” panel during Seattle Startup Week, hosted by Mikaela Kiner of uniquelyHR, along with four other panelists: Matt Cholerton, Jennie Ellis, Shauna Swerland and Meagan Sylvester. Mei shared tips on how startups can win top talent using a variety of strategies and techniques to attract, recruit, and hire top tech talent in today’s competitive market.

Here are Mei’s thoughts on questions from the audience. (This is part 1 of a multi-part series to address the hiring and recruiting questions of many startup founders.) Read more…

12 April
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Making Sense of “Number of Years of Experience” in Technical Recruitment

“3+ years experience with Ruby on Rails or similar web frameworks (i.e. Django)”work_experience

“5-10 years of experience in software development, framework architecture and design”

“7 years of experience in a full stack environment, building large scale consumer web applications”

There are endless examples of these requirements listed on typical job descriptions.  Many people, including job seekers, hiring manager and recruiters, recognize that “X years of experience” is a highly unreliable proxy to gauge someone’s capabilities.  Then, why do we keep using “number of years of experience” to describe what we are looking for?  Isn’t there anything else better? Read more…

22 April
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What’s a Software Architect?

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

What’s a Software Architect

There is no standard definition for the “architect” role in the software world. It could have very different meanings at different companies. Some teams think it is a role where you spend most of your time in high-level, abstract system design, while others consider it a hands-on role that exemplifies mastery of specific languages or applications.

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15 April
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A Quick Java Proficiency Evaluation Guide

Java programming languageJava is a widely used programming language.  In a recent article, it ranks as the second most coveted programming skills by employers, just behind SQL.

We interviewed Anupam Mishra, a software engineer at Amazon and a long time Java developer to get some tips on what companies expect in Java software engineer candidates.

Q: What do you expect a junior level Java developer to know? Read more…