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Four Steps to Take Before Relocating for a Job

It’s finally happening: you got that call back and the next step is relocating for a dream job. Moving expenses, finding a new apartment, and navigating a burgeoning relationship with your bosses is a lot to get your head around. Getting the best deal for your new job starts with the interview and stretches well beyond your first visit to your new home. Here are the four things you need to do before packing up…
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The Simple Way to Rank Job Applicants [With Free Template]

Ranking job applicants is the best way to find a qualified candidate in a stack of resumes. But it’s key to begin with an end in mind—unclear expectations will lead to vague job postings and lackluster candidates. Once you’ve sorted through applications and start scheduling interviews, it’s time to think about a ranking system to compare candidates. How do you rank job applicants? Although the practice sounds like something out of a business textbook, ranking job…
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What Hiring Managers at Tech Companies Look for in Developers

Trying to figure out what to highlight when applying for a new role? You can study the job description for details, but that’s not usually enough to learn what hiring managers look for in developer hires. We’ve rounded up some of the best advice from Slack, Basecamp, Zapier, and Uber to help you narrow in on what qualities hiring managers seek out in a developer. Self-Starters (or the “Manager of One”) Most hiring managers want…
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Why and How Startups Should Hire Remote From the Start

Building a team in a traditional office environment is expensive, especially if it’s in a tech hub like New York, San Francisco, and Austin. In these places, startups compete for limited talent and expensive office space while trying to build a new company. That’s why startup founders should consider hiring remote when it comes time to build a team. Let’s discuss why and how remote employees could work for your startup. Why Remote Teams Are…
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Warning Signs That You’ve Outgrown Your Position

For better or for worse, there comes a time when your current position will no longer be right for you. It could be that the job no longer fits your career trajectory, doesn’t align with your values, or a variety of other reasons that cause a need to part ways. Sometimes the hardest thing about it is realizing when you’ve outgrown a position entirely. Here are a few signs to look out for. You’re no…
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The 8 Best Interview Questions For Designers and Developers

Every candidate is different. As is every job and every interview. But founders and team leads can pinpoint questions that apply across the board to find out what experience each candidate has, how they conduct work, and how they would fit into your team. Here are eight interview questions you should ask all designers and developers during the interview stage. Experience & Skillsets What programs have you worked with in the past? This is a…