software developers

How Startups Can Win Top Talent – Part 1

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 …

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Personalization in Recruiting Process

Software developers today know their worth, understand the competitive landscape and see opportunities just about anywhere. If an employer takes too long to respond or has a complicated application process, it is easy for their target talent to quickly pass them up and move on to the next. Therefore, it is extremely important that companies …

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Let’s Build a New Image for Technical Recruiting

What‘s the first organic search result in Google when you type in “technical recruiting?” Since Google personalizes search results, for me, the answer was a blog titled, “Why are technical recruiters so clueless?”, by none other than the creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework – David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp, known in the software …

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Advice for Contacting Developers: Straight from a Software Engineer’s Mouth

I met a software engineer this week at a Node.js meetup.  We chatted about Ruby vs. Nodejs and I mentioned that I ran across a blog with interesting Ruby vs. Node benchmark data.  He gave me his business card and asked me to forward him the link.  Being a LinkedIn addict, I, of course, looked him up on LinkedIn. The very first thing I …

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Job Description Review by Developers – iOS Mobile App Developer

iOS Developer (Seattle) In this series, I invite a qualified engineer/developer with matching or related technical background to review a real job description. In these reviews, you’ll learn the unfiltered feedback and thoughts from the technical people who are the target readers of these job descriptions. Please note: each review reflects only the opinion of the …

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