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Building a Startup Team From The Ground Up

Building a product takes a lot of time, energy, and resources. Most startups need to be efficient with budgets and take advantage of what they have. Every decision founders make has a direct impact on the company’s ability to make it to the next month, and most importantly, the ultimate success of the product. When possible, the best way to do this is to add team members on an ‘as needed’ basis. One of the…
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How to Ace Design Interview Challenges

If you think all you need to ace your design interview is an eye-catching resume and a firm handshake, think again. Nowadays, it’s pretty common for companies to pose design interview challenges to their candidates to assess their skills and problem-solving abilities. While it’s impossible to predict exactly what your interviewer will ask you to do, it still can’t hurt to be prepared by learning about some of the more typical questions. Here’s a roundup…
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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…