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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Interview Preparation –“What makes you a more valuable candidate?”

February 6th, 2012 by Sophia Navickas

I am often asked to prepare people for interviews. There are many sources of the basics which are important but let’s get down to some specifics as they relate to software related recruiting.

Spend time thinking about the position you are interviewing for and what unique skills you bring to the table to address the needs of the client company. This is where you have a chance to talk about what goes beyond your resume. Believe it or not, strong technical applicants can look remarkably similar on paper. It’s the person you are and the value you bring that makes you stand out. Read the rest of this entry »

Why would I take an interview for a job I don’t think I want?

November 29th, 2011 by Sophia Navickas

From time to time I find myself in a situation where an interview has surfaced and it appears from what I know about the job it may not be the right match for my candidate.  So, why do I recommend in certain cases, even encourage the candidate to take the interview and “ Why is this in anyone’s best interest?”

There are several reasons to consider taking this interview (even if it’s not the right match). Read the rest of this entry »

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