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Title Inflation Can Be a Tricky Thing

“You should keep your ambition in check.” That’s some misplaced, yet free advice I got from a co-worker as I was on my way out of a job earlier in my career. A little ambition goes a long way. But, … Continue reading

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You’re Done Recruiting When?

I recently experienced one of the worst possible recruiting nightmares.  I had been engaged in a search for a Senior UI Developer for nearly six months.  Senior Javascript development is a high-demand skill set right now in Austin.  This particular … Continue reading

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Never Stop Recruiting

I probably spent 25-30% of my time recruiting last year; It’s part of the job.  I never considered myself suited for sales.  I also used to think attracting candidates wasn’t a significant part of the job, but recruiting is definitely … Continue reading

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Make Recruiters Work For Their Money

In the software industry, the going rate that recruiters (a.k.a. headhunters) earn for successfully placing you in a job is 20% of your first year’s salary, give or take.  I imagine it’s a pretty good living if you have a … Continue reading

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Hunting for Software Developers

The name of the game in my life this year as a software development manager has been looking for great talent.  I estimate that I’ve spent 25-50% of my time in 2012 looking for qualified candidates.  It can be a … Continue reading

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