In 2012, we’ve reached a point where social media titles are on the rise, but each job description is written to coincide with a similar position inside the company. Pure social roles, like Twitter specialist, are just a upgrade from customer service representative. Facebook managers are forum community managers. Content creators are copywriters. While there are the occasional social technology roles in mobile or applications, those are not the norm. The norm, is that everyone is expected to know how social media impacts their division.
I advise and help a lot of software engineering teams and software executive teams to recruit the best programmers and other team members. Not a week goes by that I’m not involved in this aspect of startup and software company operations. I’m writing this post because recently I have had conversations with some really amazing [...]
I just read a question posted on one of those Q&A sites. Someone asked what the best recruiting tool was and everyone replied that LinkedIn was it. A few mentioned Facebook. The founder of a recruiting tool startup said LinkedIn, that made me smile. I can’t believe it. If you are planning on building the [...]
There is a point in the market cycle for nearly every industry when the number of people with jobs to fill out paces the number of people looking for jobs. For web and software companies building web based products, that time is right now. If this is you then you should take a moment to [...]
When the market starts to heat up and people start hiring like crazy the titles that people are given to keep them in a job or to entice them to take a job start to morph in interesting ways. People often neglect the basis for a title and end up creating titles that wind up [...]
It is that time of year again. Spring is in the air, summer is closing in, and startups founders everywhere are looking for ways to get cheap or free help. I have good news and bad news. First the good news. There are interns to be found now and even as late as early June [...]
If you have a startup idea and are looking for co-founders, technical or design or business or marketing or otherwise, now is the time to be looking for your co-founder. I can’t quite put a finger on this trend yet, but let’s call it market turbulence. There are a lot of companies that are going [...]