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 »

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 »

Is there such a thing as too much preparation for an interview?

May 22nd, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Doing a good job preparing for an interview can be the key difference between getting an offer and getting a rejection. These days, there’s no excuse for at least the minimal step of checking out the company’s website, but if that’s the only thing you do, you’re just scratching the surface.

I’d like to share with you an superb article written by a friend and professional recruiting colleague of mine, Marie Burns from Compete.com, on how to take your preparation to the next level. Read and learn from Marie’s excellent post “I Spy: How to Scope Out a Company Before the Interview,” and ace your next interview!

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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Thirty Reasons to Look for a New Technology Job Now

March 28th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

The Boston job market for good technology professionals is very strong … better than it’s been in a dozen years. Have you benchmarked your current job recently against what other opportunities might be available to you?

Here are just a some of the things you might be able to improve upon by working for your next company: Read the rest of this entry »

#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.
  3. Read the rest of this entry »

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