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Hiring Best Practices: Employee Referrals

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March 31, 2014
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When's the last time that you did an honest evaluation of the state of your company's hiring? It can be easy to toss hiring on the back burner, especially if you haven't had to make a hire recently or you're just busy enough as it is without thinking about hiring best practices. Well, hiring is kind of like that fire ...Continue Reading

Hiring Best Practices- Why They Matter

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March 30, 2014
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No matter how long you've been hiring people, there's no harm in going back to basics. Over the years, it's easy to develop bad habits and blind spots, which makes occasionally re-visiting the fundamentals a great way to make sure that your hiring stays at the cutting edge. I mean, we all have our personal biases that ...Continue Reading

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Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Everyone Else

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March 27, 2014
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Departmental divides can be tough to cross. Even though everyone's working toward the same goal, the success of your business, and high stress situations can lead to a lot more blaming than collaboration between co-workers across departments. This is especially true when it comes to technical problems. If someone on ...Continue Reading

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How to Find Your Next Programmer

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March 26, 2014
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When you're trying to make it in the tech world, one of the most critical success factors for an emerging company is talent that you bring aboard. Without skilled programmers, your vision for a niche-filling product might end up coming up short, or worse yet, failing to even get out of development. With technology, ...Continue Reading

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What Makes a Software Architect? Find One For Your Company Today!

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March 25, 2014
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A Software Architect is one of those strange leadership positions that differs from similar positions by dialing the leadership and involvement knob up to 11. Basically, a Software Architect is like a Hollywood producer. They take the ideas and specifications of the director (investors, board of directors, etc.) and ...Continue Reading

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How to Evaluate Tech Candidates

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March 24, 2014
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This week on the HireMojo blog is all about tech workers, it seems like the first thing that we should cover is how to hire them. Now, it really isn't all that much different than hiring any other sort of role in principal, but there are some key details that make hiring tech workers a little more complicated. For one ...Continue Reading

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In Demand Technology Skills

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March 23, 2014
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If your company is based on creating any sort of technology or software, then you know how important it is to have the right people working for you. The difference between a brilliant software developer and one that's just okay can be the difference between creating the next big application and chugging along in the ...Continue Reading

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Spring Into Leadership Through Trust

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March 20, 2014
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Do you ever feel like you're the only one who cares about whether your business succeeds or fails? Sure, your employees would be out of a job, but you're the one who's livelihood is on the line, the one who's taken the risks and taken out the loans to get to where you are now. Owning a small business can be pretty ...Continue Reading

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Making a Crunch Time Hire

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March 19, 2014
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Sometimes, the easiest way to see how to do something right is to do it wrong the first time. I mean, you can avoid mistakes you've heard about, but it's through going out and making those mistakes on your own that you really learn the value of doing things the right way. Even though you might have believed your ...Continue Reading

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Spring Into Better Job Descriptions

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March 18, 2014
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Time waits for no man. In business, this little adage reflects the importance of seizing opportunity, but also the importance of attempting to stay on the cutting edge of your industry. I mean, how well do you think you'd stack up against your competitors if you were still relying on faxes or snail mail for all of ...Continue Reading

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How to Get Better Candidates

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March 17, 2014
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Are you tired of the quality of the candidates that come in to be interviewed? You'd think that anyone who read your job description would know what you wanted out of your next hire, but if that was the case, why is your inbox still clogged with wildly under-qualified candidates? Well, there are a few things that ...Continue Reading

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Spring Into New Hiring Ideas!

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March 16, 2014
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No matter if you're enjoying the freakishly nice March sunshine on the West Coast or are up to your knees in snow in the Mid-West, spring is a time for fresh starts. Whether the weather will actually let you break in those new running shoes remains to be seen, but let's just pretend that all the grass is green and the ...Continue Reading

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Be The Leader You Were Born to Be

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March 13, 2014
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Leadership is one of those skills that has to be learned through experience. Theoretical stuff (like this blog post) might help you to get pointed in the right direction or even go so far as to inspire a little more confidence in yourself, but it's ultimately how you choose to lead that's important. While there might ...Continue Reading

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The Realities of Entrepreneurship

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March 12, 2014
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Entrepreneurs have a sort of celebrity status, both in the United States and around the world. We see the Richard Bransons and the Elon Musks of the world, enjoying the riches that success has brought them and coming up with ever more extravagant, almost futuristic business ideas. I mean, commercial flights to space? ...Continue Reading

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The Trouble With Ideal Candidates

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March 11, 2014
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In continuing with this week's theme of ideals and archetypes, today's blog post is all about the Ideal Candidate. Now, this term is used a lot more by employers than it is by job seekers; often as a tool for describing all the qualities that, in a perfect world, the right person for the job would possess. But, as ...Continue Reading

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Describe Your Ideal Job...

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March 10, 2014
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This week on the HireMojo blog, we're going to be discussing ideals, specifically ideals in the business world. The reason for this is that ideals give us something to aspire to, a sort of personal code with which we can more easily make decisions and move forward. Today is all about figuring out what would go into ...Continue Reading

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Improving Your Productivity at Work

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March 09, 2014
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Does it ever feel like there isn't enough time in the day? Whether it's a mountain of emails or those little details that always seem to fall apart near the end of a sale, sometimes it can feel like the more time that you put in to work, the more frustration you get out. If this sounds like you, great. Productivity is ...Continue Reading

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25 of the Most Ridiculous Interview Questions

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March 06, 2014
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If you've been fretting about the right questions to ask in your next round of hiring, stop. If Apple can get away with asking applicants, "If you were a pizza deliveryman how would you benefit from scissors?" then you can bet that your vanilla interview questions will pass with no raised eyebrows. I mean, scissors ...Continue Reading

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Salary Negotiation is Like Poker

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March 05, 2014
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Salary negotiation is kind of like a game of poker. You sit down at a table with the other player (or players) and go as far as you can without actually revealing your hand, while trying to get a better sense of what the other players are holding. While employers will pretty much only up the ante to get you to stay at ...Continue Reading

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Get Precise to Get What You Want in Hires

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March 04, 2014
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No two jobs are the same. Even if it's a job as common as sales person, you have to keep in mind that your sales job is different from every other sales job, because it's your company's product that they would be selling. Even if your company was virtually identical to your competitors, the specific blend of skills ...Continue Reading

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

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March 03, 2014
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We all know how frustrating a weak link on your team can be. Instead of just explaining what needs to be done and moving on with your work, special attention has to be paid to what you entrust to your under-performing employees, to what they can and can't deliver. Not only do these considerations interrupt your ...Continue Reading

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People Spend 6 Minutes on Your Career Site...If You're Lucky

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March 02, 2014
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Trying to get job seekers to apply to your company is kind of like speed dating. There's a brief window where the two of you are together (job seeker and your job advertising/careers page) and, like speed dating, there's a much higher chance that things will fizzle instead of sizzle. It's useful to know how the people ...Continue Reading

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