Are You Procrastinating Right Now?

Are you procrastinating right now? Me too, so I thought I’d write some tips that help me stop. It’s easier to overcome procrastination when we understand why we do it. According to the Procrastination Research Group at the University of Sheffield, “procrastination has a great deal to do with short-term mood repair and emotion regulation”. In short, if we feel bad, we put things off.  read more

Want to Find Awesome People Online? Try these Search and Outreach Tips

That perfect hire is out there—and as a recruiter, it’s your job to find them. But how?

For the first time in human history, every person has the ability to connect with anyone else in the world. That means talent pools—and the companies seeking people to fill key technical roles—are expanding. The basic economic concept of supply and demand has shifted into a reality of intersectional orbits. Are you part of a recruiting team, in London, that wants to hire an engineering director in San Francisco’s deep technology community? You may not have met that person yet. But they’re out there. They have no idea that you’re seeking them out, which makes it easier to ignore your outreach. read more

Calendar Blocking for Intentional Sourcing

Tech recruiting…where to begin? Sourcing! In our current market condition (candidate’s market), it’s our responsibility as sourcers, recruiters, engineering managers, leaders, to invest time into building our teams/organizations.

For every one developer you want to bring in for an interview, you have ten other recruiters fighting to do the same. So, how can we maximize our efficiency and likelihood of getting in front of that candidate? read more