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Why the Best SREs Are Not Applying to Your Job Posting

Power Up Your Hiring Process from Job Description to Offer SREs: An important cog in high-tech businesses. They are the missing link between development and operations. The staff who square the circle of the desire to develop new blockbuster features and the need to make sure those features don’t break what is there already. Sounds…

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How to Interview Engineers for Your Startup

6 Tips to Optimize Your Interviewing Process Hiring the wrong engineers can cause almost irreversible damage, especially to a startup. Those early hires will be key drivers of your success. They will be involved in mission-critical decision making and product development. Get the wrong person onboard, and the potential negative impact does not bear thinking…

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How Can Startups Outcompete FAANG and Big Tech in the War for Talent?

Strategies to Attract the Best Candidates to Startup Jobs Success as a growing company depends upon the talent you can recruit for your startup jobs. But you’re experiencing some problems. Problems like: You’re finding it hard to hire your first engineer The best software engineers aren’t applying to your job postings You’re finding it’s almost…

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Internal Vs. External Recruiters, And How to Secure the Best Talent for your Startup

How Do You Develop a Successful Hiring Strategy? When hiring for startup jobs, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether to internalize your recruitment process or use external recruiters. Get your recruitment strategy wrong, and the cost could be overwhelming. While there is some debate over just how much a poor hire…

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The Most Effective Ways to Interview a Full Stack Engineer

Tips to Structure the Interview Format and Questions When hiring for a full stack engineer, your final decision will be highly influenced by the candidate’s performance in the interview process. If your interviews are poorly designed and you ask the wrong questions, the candidate you select is likely to be the wrong one. And that…

How to Hire Your First Engineer as a Startup Founder

Introduction According to a study by Shikhar Ghosh reported in Entrepreneur magazine, 75% of all VC backed startups fail. CB Insights researched the top 20 reasons startups fail. Any guesses? You’d probably expect to see things like ‘failure to pivot’ or ‘poor marketing’ to be at the top, but those actually ranked much lower. The…

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Software Engineers: Here’s How to Make Your Resume Irresistible

We Asked Hiring Experts What They Look for in a Resume. Here’s What They Told Us If you have made several applications for software engineer jobs but haven’t received an invite to interview – despite your experience, qualifications, and skills being a perfect match – it’s almost certain that your resume is letting you down.…

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Expert Advice on How to Make Yourself the Best Site Reliability Engineer Candidate

Experts Share Their Advice According to payscale.com, the average salary of a site reliability engineer in August 2020 is around $117,000. That’s an attractive salary, but not quite as attractive as the more than $156,000 paid to the very best SREs. And on top of this, there could be bonuses, profit sharing, retirement benefits, and…

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How to Retain Top Frontend Engineering Talent

Expert Insight to An Industry-Wide Challenge Frontend engineering talent is notoriously hard to retain. And despite drowning their employees in perks like free meals, childcare and transport, even the largest tech companies struggle to retain their best employees. In a sector that is so tight on talent, an inability to retain frontend engineers is especially…

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