Lately, a good number of people have asked me for feedback on their tech recruiting startup ideas, and I’ve noticed that I tend to ask the same questions and give the same advice over and over. Below, I’ve reproduced some of these things. At the end of the day, a lot of my advice is […]
Building an engineering internship program
ClickTime is a small 20 person, privately-held company that works on SaaS time and expense tracking. It’s not a startup, there are no high profile investors, and revenue growth, while consistent, is certainly not explosive. Intern salaries are significantly below what Facebook, Google, and other elite giants pay. There’s no fancy swag, no relo, no […]
How different is a B.S. in Computer Science from an M.S. when it comes to recruiting?
Note: This post can now be found in Forbes! Recently, someone on Quora asked what the difference was between a BS and an MS in computer science from a recruiting perspective. My answer ended up with > 200 upvotes, so I’m reproducing it below: In my experience, an MS degree has been one of the […]
What computer science knowledge/concepts do software engineers use on a daily basis?
For as long as I can remember, there’s been a disconnect between kinds of stuff people ask in software engineering interviews and the day-to-day work that software engineers do. As a recruiter and a former engineer, this disconnect is particularly salient because when I evaluate candidates I have to ask myself two separate questions: Will […]
What is a better recruiting strategy for small/med teams: casting a wide net or targeted?
This question has a tacit assumption, namely that these two methods, while different, are somewhat interchangeable. I would argue that they are not. The situations in which each method will be most successful are different, as are the resources you would need to execute on each of these methods. In addition to finding the best […]