It’s nice that you’d like a month to decide whether to take that job, but in the real world, you need to make a decision.
Starting a job after the battle royale of compensation negotiations is never fun. End on a high note by being cooperative.
Your initial contact with a recruiter or hiring manager sets the impression that you get the job and the level of experience necessary for it. Make sure all your communications reflect that.
Jimmy Recruiter just called you and told you about a job, and after you swallowed your annoyance and gotten through the obligatory BS, you’ve realized you might actually want the gig. If Jimmy’s with an agency (i.e. not an in-house recruiter), here are the four questions you should ask right away.
Chefs make me tongue-tied and shuffly, and other tales of answering the phone for your own business.
Your first question reflects your level and highly predicts your likelihood of going forward for this position. In that first question, I’m learning about what’s important to you, what level you’re at, (often) if you were listening, and (sometimes) how insightful you are. This is all in your first 20 words.
if they all keep getting acquired. Seriously, congratulations to our friends at Swype on their acquisition by Nuance.
We love Hacker News and the remarkable community folks it brings together, and we’re sponsoring the Seattle meetup.
We have a new office! Well, it’s a first office. We’re in the University District: read more about it, see a map, solve our disagreements on organic vegan nonsense, etc.
Following up on Steve Buckley’s great Finding a Job for Hackers post, I’ve written up a few other considerations, like your objective and cover letter, and a mini-rant on LinkedIn. Check it out.
I spoke with an entrepreneur last week, and we talked about a smart hiring trick. He runs a buy-low-sell-high e-commerce business, picking up distressed inventory and selling it at market prices through Amazon. He wants to get out of the way as much as possible, and hire people or companies to just take care of […]
but it’s more important to be nice. If you’re a freelancer, lead cultivation is part of your business: follow up on queries, even with people who don’t seem crazy bright.