#2011was a Great Year for #Boston #Software #Recruiting at Lynx

December 28th, 2011 by Lynx, Inc.

As 2011 comes to a close, here are my observations about some of the #trends in the Boston software community as reflected by the recruiting work Lynx did this year.

  1. #Hiring demand for talented software professionals started the year strong and got stronger. Our business was up over 40% from 2010, and we have more search assignments currently underway than any time in the last decade. All signs point to this continuing in 2012.
  2. The bar for hiring was high. No matter what level of experience, top performers with good track records could often have their pick of multiple offers. On the other hand, average and below-average engineers are finding it increasingly difficult to remain employed in #hightech. Like society at large, there is much less of a software #middleclass than before.
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Lynx flips out at Dart Boston Flip cup tournament

December 15th, 2011 by Lynx, Inc.

Last night Gemvara/DartBoston/IdeaPaint hosted a great startup networking event, a flip cup tournament that Lynx participated in!  For those of you who are not familiar with flip cup, it is a classic college drinking game which consists of two teams of 5 matches up across a table with 5 cups of beer.  The goal, drink the beer and flip the cups faster than the other team!  There are many versions of the rules; in this case we start with taking the cup, then touch the table, cheers, touch the table again and drink….and onto the next person.  Read the rest of this entry »

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