That Time I Interviewed With 22 People AT ONCE

Some years ago, I interviewed for a position and was invited to the on-site. My recruiter walked me to the conference room where two people were waiting. After exchanging greetings, one of my interviewers says, “We’re still waiting on a...

No More (Third Party) Recruiters

We are all familiar with third-party recruiters. You may have used them to find a job, and many of you have probably used them to source candidates. Third-party recruiters (both individual and agencies) serve a very needed function in the...

How To Recruit Senior Engineers

One of the biggest challenges in our industry is how to hire more senior engineers. It’s a big challenge in a fallow market and perhaps counter-intuitively, even tougher in a strong and competitive market (eg, San Francisco, New York City,...

How to hire for highly specialized roles

This depends on what your situation is. Do you need someone who can immediately begin teaching your team how to improve at the speciality, or do you need someone who will take the share in the work with the rest...

Building An Engineering Interview Process

Creating an interview process can be tough. An effective interview process is a series of hard tradeoffs. On the one hand, you want to figure out how well a candidate will into your team and their ability to the do...

Four Mistakes You're Making With Your Meetup

I ran a large professional meetup group for two and a half years, with attendance consistently over 30—sometimes over 50 people–with regular meetings every month. Through the success of my group, I’ve had the opportunity to coach others on their...