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Great article for software company hiring managers – The 5 Biggest reasons the Wrong People Get Hired

Thought this was a great article by Lou Adler.. Always like what he has to say on recruiting, interviewing, hiring etc. How many times have myself or my colleagues sent software developers, software qa engineers, product managers, software managers, directors of engineering and vp’s of engineering on inteviews and scratched our heads upon hearing the feedback.. We’ve heard some […]

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Great article on interviewing tips: 9 Signs you didn’t land the job.. by Amanda Augustine..

As a recruiter, having sent many software developers, managers, and vice presidents on interviews with backgrounds in java, .net, ruby, javascript, nosql, aws etc, it’s always about the competition. How many other candidates are interviewing for the same position? How do you compete?  At Techpros, we prepare every candidate we send on an interview beforehand […]

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Software company to tag texts with scents..unbelievable!

Thought this was a great article on a very cool new technology! .. Written by Sara Castellanos Technology Reporter- Boston Business Journal , May 7, 2014, 3:54pm EDT  French startup that lets users tag texts with scents will open office in Cambridge A French startup that has developed technology that lets users attach scents — such […]

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Software industry counter offers.. then and now!

In the olden days of recruiting, back in the 80’s and 90’s. Software Recruiters believed that accepting a counter offer would likely lead to disastrous results. Tales of companies firing candidates months after they accepted a counter offer were rampant. In those days,  if a software engineer with C++, linux kernel or windows  gave notice, the company […]

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Software Companies need to do more to retain employees .. Check out this great article!

As we know, its a white hot job market for software companies. Now more than ever, it’s important for companies to be more customer service oriented to employees. Thought this was a great article to help improve a company’s culture! Mark 7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Stay May 01, 2014 Posted […]

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Keeping in touch with your candidates during the interview process

The software engineering market is very strong. There are multiple companies hiring for similar people. Recently, a java software engineer candidate shared a story with me. He said that he interviewed at software company X.. a company doing work involving big data . The platform is java, ruby and linux. He interviewed for a senior role […]

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Great article!.. “Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions: 10 Tips for Doing it Right”

At Techpros, we feel that feedback is critical. For the software engineers, managers, directors and VP’s that we represent, when we send someone on an interview, we think it’s critial to have as much feedback as possible, both positive and negative, especially if the interview didn’t go as well as we all had hoped. Also, […]

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Thought this was a great article for everyone..

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination by Peter Bregman  |   9:00 AM May 10, 2013 A recent early morning hike in Malibu, California, led me to a beach, where I sat on a rock and watched surfers. I marveled at these courageous men and women who woke before dawn, endured freezing water, paddled through barreling waves, […]

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Software Architect – Java for 495 belt / Boston area company

Seeking a Software Architect – Java 495 Belt, Boston area. Growing global e-commerce software company is building out their web platform to scale due to business success. They are seeking a Java Software Architect to play a key role. You will lead and mentor and should have experience in financial trading systems, big data, or […]

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Software Architect – Net or Java

Seeking a Software Architect . Net or Java Our client is a profitable e-commerce software company located in the greater Boston area. They are doubling the size or their engineering team to build all new applications. This is a great time to join. They are looking for a coding Software Architect with .Net or Java […]

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