End of the Year 2015

January 4th, 2016 by Lynx, Inc.

Another year has come and passed! 2015 was filled with exciting changes for Lynx, including a reorganization and transformation of our company, and a big move from Lexington to our new headquarters on the funky and eclectic Moody Street in Waltham.

As we look ahead to 2016, we are eager to continue serving our clients and customers to match quality technical talent with challenging and rewarding job opportunities.

Our clients have great things to say about us – see what they have to say in their own words…


“I’ve said it before and will say it again, you’ve always made me feel like a friend and not just another resume, I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve worked with you and know for a fact we will continue to be in touch over the years!”

“I have known Sophia for years, and it was a great pleasure to work with her recently when I was looking for a new position. Sophia took the time to understand in detail the type of role that I was looking for. This included the technology and the type of company I wanted to work for. As a result, she matched me with exactly the positions I was interested in, and represented me very well to the hiring managers.
She was also very proactive about finding a number of high quality matches, and quickly arranging interviews and following up. Sophia is really a top-notch recruiter, and I would highly recommend working with her.”

“Thank you again for your help and support. I will be sure to reach out to you in the future, as you were invaluable in my search for jobs this past spring.”

“I think that you guys were pretty great. I appreciated that you went out and found multiple opportunities for me quickly, rather than the other recruiters I dealt with who brought me one opportunity and stopped searching, and the first recruiter I dealt with when I initially started searching took until the end of last week to even come to me with one opportunity.”

“I really appreciated you keeping in touch throughout the months looking for a job. I also really appreciated the quick response to emails and phone calls.”

“Sophia made all the difference when I was searching for a new position. Her commitment to my search goals led me to several exciting opportunities and I was delighted to accept an offer from one. It’s a level of attention I’ve not encountered anywhere else and I’ll certainly call on her first in the future.”

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 »

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 »

Should You Accept That Counteroffer?

May 3rd, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

The other day, one of my colleagues at Lynx got an email from a candidate who wanted his help. The Lynx recruiter had placed this candidate in a new job a few months ago, but the candidate had subsequently accepted a counteroffer and backed out before starting. The opportunity we had connected him with was an influential Product Management position within a promising startup, which he was very excited about. The candidate, who had been working for an established, publicly-traded company, was ultimately wooed back by his current manager with promises of great opportunities in the future, and he decided Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

How Do I Break Into Software Recruiting? (And Should I?)

March 7th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

A software engineer who I once placed at a company in Boston eventually moved out to Silicon Valley. We still keep in touch, and he recently told me he thinks he’d enjoy combining his love of technology with his ability to work with people to become a software recruiter. He wasn’t sure how to make the transition to working for a recruiting agency, and he asked me if I could tell him how to go about it.

Well, I sure can. In fact, that’s exactly what I myself did back in 1987. And I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to write a blog post about what it takes to Read the rest of this entry »

Clients: How Well Do You Communicate with your Recruiter?

February 22nd, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

“Being open and straightforward with your recruiter is essential for this partnership to work” – Most people would assume that this statement only pertains to the candidates that we represent.   However, this is just as equally important for our clients as well.

It is important for clients to disclose all relevant information regarding a position, whether it’s the first conversation or throughout the entire process.   Providing as much information to the recruiter is essential since our ultimate goal Read the rest of this entry »

“I’m Not Looking for a New Job”

January 24th, 2012 by Lynx, Inc.

Without a doubt, this is the single most common objection that we recruiters hear from prospective candidates when we make a first contact. My experience has been that many software engineers tend to view job-hunting as an “either-or” deal. Either they’re looking, or they’re not. No in-between. And that’s very understandable. Developing software requires a huge amount of passion and commitment, and you need to have your head and heart in what you’re doing.

But if you think about leaders in all fields – think CEO’s, CTO’s, VP’s of engineering, top actors, athletes and coaches, Read the rest of this entry »

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