The View From The Mountaintop

Mr Reynar, director of engineering at Facebook when this article was written, has a pretty straightforward and non-controversial stance on resumes. His advice: “focus on telling a clear story about what you’ve done, and in a cover letter explain why you think... read more

Hiring and Firing – Two Sides of the Same Coin

SOMETIMES EVEN VISIONARIES ONLY SEE HALF THE PROBLEM Marc Andreessen, he who created the Netscape Navigator and ushered in the age of the Internet, now runs a very successful venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. From time to time, Marc can be found on social media... read more

It’s Time To Rethink The ATS

The house of the rising sun may have been the ruin of many a poor boy, but the ATS (applicant tracking system) has ruined even more promising careers not to mention being the bane of hiring managers and HR officers everywhere.   THE ORIGIN Beginning back in the... read more

There’s a Whole Lotta Vendors Out There

The labor market is the largest common market on the planet. Almost every single human being throughout recorded history has had to work at some point for someone or some group. The industry segment commonly referred to as Hiring, Staffing, and Development serves this... read more

Those Who Can Do The Job And Those Who Excel

THE CHALLENGE Although today’s hiring managers face challenges evaluating talent that the employers of old did not, the underlying logic remains the same. “I have a need, how do I evaluate whether this person can help address it.” Or better yet ‘I’m building a team,... read more

Career Paths: How You Got To Where You Are

HOW YOU GOT TO WHERE YOU ARE “I don’t know what I want to do in life, but I know it’s not this…” – If you listen long enough you’ll hear this or a variation of it from friends, family, colleagues, and strangers the world over. It’s not specific to a country, or an... read more