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 …

How to find freelance work

via GIPHY I’ve decided to take the plunge, and begin a career as a freelancer. What do you think of services like UpWork? Can I build a business around that? Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. There are lots of services that promise the same thing. Headshops too are businesses built …

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 …

Top Amazon Lambda questions for hiring a serverless expert

via GIPHY If you’re looking to fill a job roll that says microservices or find an expert that knows all about serverless computing, you’ll want to have a battery of questions to ask them. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. For technical interviews, I like to focus on concepts & the …

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 …

Why I don’t work with recruiters, but I learn from them

via GIPHY Join 11,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Bring me clients, please… pretty please! When you first start out as a freelancer, your network is small. Without a steady stream of projects, the tendency is to reach for whatever you can find. Head shops & agencies build a brand, and ongoing …