Where to Locate Your Software Startup

April 26th, 2012 by Sophia Navickas

Entrepreneurs are faced with the decision about where to locate their company. As they begin to look  – the cost of rental space, size, amenities and parking often come to mind. I’d like to suggest they consider some long range and short range planning of another sort, namely, what type of employee am I most interested in attracting and where will they most likely want to work.

If you are a new firm interested in attracting more candidates whose experience  is in the 0-8 year range then be aware that there is a clear trend emerging.

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Software Interview (with apologies to Mad Libs)

April 12th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

My family loves to do Mad Libs. If you’ve never tried one of these, I encourage you to visit www.madlibs.com and check them out. They’re a lot of fun.

I hereby offer my own humble version, based on my years of experience arranging interviews for software engineers. If you use this, I can’t guarantee success on your next interview, but at least you’ll make a unique impression!

“My Software Interview”

Thank you for having me here today to meet with your ______________ (adjective) Read the rest of this entry »

Short-Term Job: Leave it off My Resume?

April 4th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Software engineers, by the very dynamic nature of the industry in which they work in, sometimes end up looking for a new job only a month or two after beginning their last one. Perhaps they made a mistake and only realized it after they started. Perhaps, after the fact, there was a change in the position, responsibilities, employer or the new company’s fortunes changed quickly and a layoff occurred. Whatever the reason, it’s not an ideal situation, and candidates often ask if they should even list such a position on their resume. Read the rest of this entry »

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