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  The Failure of Passive Recruiting: Recruiters


This is an actual conversation I had with a recruiter:Phone rings and I pick it upHim: Hi, is Paul there?Aaron: May I ask who is calling?Him: I have a technical question. Aaron: Ok, what is it?Him: Are you technical?Aaron: Yes. Who is this?Him: Who are you?Aaron: Are you a recruiter?Him: Yes and…Aaron: Great, send us your resumes, if we like what you send over, we’ll let you know if we want to meet with the candidates, other than that, h...

   Recruiter,HR,Recruitment,Failure,Hire     2011-10-26 06:59:33


  10 things you gotta have to succeed in IT


Takeaway: Everyone seems to agree that IT is a tough field. But what does it take to overcome the adversities and become a successful IT pro? These qualities may be the key. I recently wrote a string of articles discussing various reasons to leave IT — and various alternative careers for dissatisfied IT workers. I received an amazing amount of feedback from readers who have always wanted to express similar sentiments. But that leaves out a huge swath of people: ...

   Tips,IT,Development     2011-07-21 21:55:13


   How to Calculate Distance in Asp.Net MVC with Google Maps


Internet users are vastly dependent on both Google and Bing mapping tools. The API available for developers provides them an ability to add value to the solutions developed by them.There is no such requirement of using everything. There are times when only a snippet can make a big difference to the app users. In this article, asp.net development experts will explain how to use Google Maps APIs and help office staff to calculate distance. When a team is travelling for the job, they either ride on...

   ASP.NET MVC     2017-03-10 06:29:23


  The Number One Trait of a Great Developer


Maybe the best programmers aren’t those who spectacularly solve crazy problems, but those who don’t create them, which is much more silent. – Lena HerrmannWhen I look around at other companies hiring Ruby on Rails developers, I see them focusing on three major traits: Super-smart; Large community following; Deep Ruby knowledge. They’re all wrong. While these are great aspects in moderation, they all miss the number one quality of a fantastic developer: Judgement.A story about J...

   Developer,Trait,Judgement,No. 1     2011-11-05 06:49:19


  Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice


If there was one course I could add to every engineering education, it wouldn’t involve compilers or gates or time complexity.  It would be Realities Of Your Industry 101, because we don’t teach them and this results in lots of unnecessary pain and suffering.  This post aspires to be README.txt for your career as a young engineer.  The goal is to make you happy, by filling in the gaps in your education regarding how the “real world” actually works.  It took me about t...

   Career,Programmer,Advice,Low level,Development     2011-10-29 07:09:23


  5 Reasons to Join a Startup After Graduating


After I wrote my last post, a surprising number of people emailed me asking why I decided to join a startup after graduating from Duke. Many of those I heard from face similar decisions today: either they are college seniors choosing between a big company and a startup, or they are recent graduates who work at a big company and are thinking about making the switch. What’s interesting is that most are already leaning towards the startup career path: it seems they just want someone to assur...

   Startup,Graduation,Work,Advice,Passion,Learn     2011-11-23 08:12:13


  bakercom1 5 Ways to Make Your IT Staff Unpoachable


When it comes to hiring practices, the tables have turned – capsized, actually. After a global recession saw thousands of jobs lost in IT departments everywhere, now the race is on to hire swarms of top talent. The trouble is: There isn’t enough talent to go around, and the threat of losing key staff to “poachers” is growing daily. “In the current war for talent in Silicon Valley, a lot of leaders believe that it is not possible to compete with the Google and Facebook phenomena ...

   IT,Experts,Keep,Unpoachable     2011-07-25 08:35:49


  Ask Bill Gates Anything: Being a Billionaire is Strange, Microsoft Co-Founder Tells Students


How’s the life of a billionaire? “Quite strange,” says Bill Gates, who fielded questions from University of Washington students on Thursday evening as part of a lecture on the future of computing.Gates’ talk, at a packed hall in the UW’s computer science building, focused on some areas where he thinks cheap, powerful computing will have a major impact on society, including education, disease, and robotics.Gates recalled spending time on the UW campus as a young man, back...

   Bill Gate,Billionare,Rich,Advice,UW,Computing     2011-10-28 10:38:34


  10 Secrets of Successful Leaders


Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” But, becoming a great leader isn’t easy. Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook, according leadership coach John C. Maxwell, whose books include The ...

   Leader,Skill,Calm,Trust,Involvement     2011-11-03 03:36:56


  Don't. Waste. Time.


Stuff we startups do that doesn't delight users:Office spaceLaunch partiesHealth insurance plansSalary negotiationsFounder equity splitsSeries F stockOffice Food Team-building activitiesCRM systemsBookkeepingHead countWorking in SOMAConvertible debt capsValuationsTechCrunchKarma scoresISOsPowerpointBusiness CardsBanksLawyersDesks1099sBug TrackersAgile ProcessesAdvisory BoardsHiringCap TablesPayrollMeetupsMeetingsOf course, much of this stuff still needs to get done.  At some point.&nbs...

   Time management,Work,Startup,How to     2011-11-21 09:55:06