Does Your Online Presence Paint You Into a Corner?

May 29th, 2013 by Lynx, Inc.

Professionals should make sure that their online presence doesn’t reflect poorly on them, i.e. no more pictures of chugging from a Beer Helmet on Facebook, or tweets about their brain-dead idiot boss. This is Common Sense 101 and few people are unaware of these type of consequences. However, the way you present yourself to the world using social media can harbor a more subtle problem, one which can still torpedo your chances of getting that interview, or landing that job. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Manager: Show Your Candidate Some Love

May 2nd, 2013 by Lynx, Inc.

One of the major reasons people decide to leave a job is they don’t feel respected or valued. We all know this basic principle of human nature, yet why don’t more hiring managers use it to their advantage in hiring or attracting good candidates? All too often, companies don’t realize how their interview process is perceived by candidates, and this oversight could cause good people to reject an eventual offer. As a hiring manager, what can you do to give your company maximum advantage and lock up more of those close ones? Read the rest of this entry »

Does the Perfect Match Exist?

April 11th, 2013 by Lynx, Inc.

I sometimes get a kick out of reading some of the software job postings out there on the web. Positions advertised as the ultimate opportunity: the company has been voted as one of the Best Places in the Universe to Work, they have 62 kinds of micro-brew on tap, and you will get to work on incredibly cool bleeding-edge technology that will make smoke come out of your ears with the extreme technical challenge. Of course, that’s obviously the right place for you, given that you’re a “rock star”, “ninja”, “Jedi”, or some other amazing type of employee. You live, breathe, eat, dream code, and when Read the rest of this entry »

Recruiting: A Great Entry-Level Career Opportunity

January 18th, 2013 by Lynx, Inc.

Beginning your career at a recruiting agency can be a great way to work in an exciting field, learn a lot, make great connections, and potentially earn a lot of money. Here at Lynx, we’ve got a lot of business on our plate, and we’re looking to add several entry-level members to our recruiting team over the next few months. Maybe one of them could be you!
We look for bright, motivated, energetic new grads who love building relationships with people, and who want to work in a fast-paced, sales-oriented environment. Read the rest of this entry »

Resume Writing: Accomplishments, not Responsibilities

January 4th, 2013 by Lynx, Inc.

I read a LOT of resumes, and they’re easily divided into two types: those that aren’t much more than a laundry list of someone’s job duties or responsibilities, and those which paint a compelling picture of a track record of accomplishments.

What’s the difference, and how can you use this distinction to craft a better resume?

When you’re reviewing your own resume, look carefully at each bullet point (you are using well-written bullet points to make it easier to read, aren’t you?) Is each point Read the rest of this entry »

Email is great, BUT …not for relationship building

September 11th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Our domain lynxinc.com is hosted by GoDadddy and yes we were one of the millions of people affected by the recent outage.

Not being able to email for a few hours due to Monday’s outage was a great reason to go back to “old school” recruiting and get back on the phones.

Email is great for many things, but building relationships is not one of them. Relationships, which lie at the heart of any successful recruiting practice, are built by Read the rest of this entry »

Joining a Software Startup: What you need to know – Part 2

July 25th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

To start off this blog series about factors to consider in the search for a job at a startup, I’m going to talk about examining and evaluating a company’s concept and technology.

Every company started with a central idea for a product or a service, and whether this idea is thoroughly researched and planned can greatly affect whether the company finds success or ruin. Read the rest of this entry »

Joining a Software Startup: What you need to know – Part 1

June 22nd, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Many people in the high tech industry dream of working at a startup, a small new company where they can have a huge impact on the direction and technology, and do exciting work in a fun environment. There’s nothing wrong with having this dream, but it’s not quite as simple as saying yes: there’s a lot more information that needs to go into your decision, and you need to be prepared to make your own evaluation of a company. All of those engineers who started at a Google or Read the rest of this entry »

Boston Software Hiring: 2012 Mid-Year Trends

June 13th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Our recruiting practice is extremely busy these days and Lynx is currently working on well over 200 active search assignments on behalf of local technology companies. Let’s take a mid-year look at what we’re seeing happening:

  • We are filling positions at a wide range of experience levels. On one extreme, we are placing fresh grads with decent grades from good CS programs right now for anywhere between $60k and $90k+. At the other end of the spectrum, we’ve got several searches going for VP Engineering, and have placed a VP Engineering and a CTO in the last two Read the rest of this entry »

Why We Interview Candidates Face to Face at Lynx

May 31st, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Ever since we started Lynx, we’ve made it a core operating principle that, whenever possible, we conduct our interviews with candidates face-to-face, in person. Many other recruiting firms don’t do this, and we sometimes will get pushback from potential candidates along the lines of, “Why do I need to come in and meet with you? Other agencies aren’t making me do this, and they’re getting me interviews.” It’s a fair question. Read the rest of this entry »

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