Tag Archives | software recruiter

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 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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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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Great quick read article on resume writing! .. Thought this might be of interest..

Four of the Most Common Resume Mistakes Jaclyn Castek  |  July 26, 2012 Preparing your resume can be one of the most important steps in the job application. This is not only because it is what is needed to apply for the job, but is often the first thing an employer looks at. There are […]

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Make your best offer first when hiring Software Engineers!

We recently were in the throes of trying to close deal with a client software company. The position was Software Manager with growth to Director of Engineering. The technology was Java, Hadoop, HBase, Spring, Hibernate, Multi-threaded, Concurrent, Distributed, Big data. For example purposes, the company offered 127K and the candidate wanted 130K. From my experience, […]

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Software Developers: Target your resume when making career shifts

I recently got a call from an it infrastructure vp turned php developer. My client job seeker had grown through the ranks as a systems administrator, then as an it infrastructure manager running linux, unix and windows servers,  then vp of it, infrastructure and operations and then decided to make a career shift into being a web developer, software engineer […]

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Do the Demo!

Recently, our candidate, a UX Manager was interviewing with a SaaS Software Company. He was doing everything right. He had gone on 2 full rounds of interviews and was the reviews were glowing into the 3rd and final interview round. One comment was “Hire him! He is the best candidate we have so far!” This candidate was […]

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5 Tips for a Winning Resume

We are pleased to have David Roper, founder of A-Script, share 5 tips about building a better resume.  Mr. Roper’s background includes extensive and wide-ranging career development consulting and lecturing, and teaching.  Techpros has been successfully referring clients to David Roper for a number of years and we have received many accolades about David for his work on […]

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