How do you hire the best talent in a competitive marketplace?

via GIPHY Kapwing, a scrappy startup out of SF wrote this excellent piece how they hired 10 employees in the very tight bay area market. It caught my attention because the demand for great people has never been higher. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are the ways they found …

What do senior engineers do differently?

via GIPHY I recently stumbled up on this piece at Pivotal, The art of interrupting software engineers. It caught my attention because i like to read from a different vantage from my own. What is it like to interrupt us? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What I really got from …

What does your dream job look like?

via GIPHY I see this question a lot because I’m often on the lookout for new opportunities. So I speak with a lot of recruiters, hiring managers and CTOs. It’s an interesting question. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. When I think about it, there are a few ways to break …

How do we measure devotion?

I was talking recently over email with a hiring manager. Jamie (not his real name) wanted to hire me, but was set against consulting. While that by itself is understandable, he seemed to equate it with devotion. This troubled me. Here’s the quote below. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. While …

Are career promotions like marriage… appealing until your first divorce?

I was recently flipping through an interesting email list. It’s focused for tech leaders, managers & startup entrepreneurs. An HR team lead posted asking about “promotion paths” for engineers. While I have an intuitive grasp of what engineers at those different levels look like, I’m having trouble making those concrete. Join 32,000 others and follow …

5 ways to level up as cloud expert

Cloud computing is blowing up! But don’t take my word for it, read this recent NY Times piece: Tech companies clamor to entice cloud computing experts. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Still don’t believe me? Get on the phone with a recruiter or two. They’ll convince you because they’ve got …

Are top candidates evaluating your startup?

I work for a lot of startups. Many ask me for referrals. I play matchmaker when I can. But as the market continues to heat up, the demand for top talent is reaching a boiling point. Join 29,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. It’s a sellers market That means folks with …

Best of hiring posts on scalable startups

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Why I write about hiring I’ve worked as a consultant for almost twenty years. Technology & professional services are pretty far removed from hiring, so why would I write about it? As it turns out, finding projects, working with clients, and selling your skills & …

Best of Guide – Highlights of Our Popular Content

We cherry pick the top 5 most popular posts of various topics we’ve covered in recent months. 5 Things Toxic to Scalability We use a broad brush to highlight the biggest no-nos in web application scalability. 5 Ways to Boost Scalability for MySQL We dig into scalability, steering to the richest areas to focus on. …

Oracle DBA Interview Questions

Oracle Database Administrator or often called DBAs are an indispensable part of your operations team. They manage the systems that house all your business data, your customers, products, transactions and all that analytical data on what customers are actually doing. If you’ve ever been on the hunt, you may wonder, why the shortage of DBAs? …