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Jonathan Betz
Worked at Yext
Attended Carnegie Mellon
Lives in Summit, NJ
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The Attrition Funnel is how you turn great employees into former employees.
My post on the Recruitment Anti-Funnel touched on the idea that one of the worst things you can do for hiring is to lose good people. The downside of losing good people should be obvious, but let’s st...
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New blog post: the Engineering Recruitment Anti-Funnel - http://blog.jayteebee.org/2012/09/the-engineering-recruitment-anti-funnel.html
I learned yesterday that the referral bonuses for engineers at some NYC startups are starting to get huge - one prominent NYC startup is now offering its employees $10,000 for each successful referral...
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Hey Jonathan, I have been reading your blog for a while and finally took the plunge to Google+ to be able to write to you. Although I do have an entrepreneurial background, it definitely was not tech. Having pretty much lived thru and made pretty much every mistake that you mention we finally have a product. We are extremely passionate and love the platform we are building. It would mean a lot if you took a look at shopmylabel.com and gave us your thoughts, comments. Thank you.
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Leadership Mechanics #2 - Staying Above the Fray
In college, I was in a fraternity, but not just any fraternity - I was part of a group of incredible men who founded a new fraternity on campus. I don't really know what it's like to be a fraternity t...
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oh I remember those days...   Looking back over the years, I've  thought that the fraternity days was the really good business training in disguise  (and for founding a fraternity was similar to the early days of a startup).
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Riffing on ideas from Paul Graham and Alex Payne to offer a new definition of a "technology startup".
If you haven't already read Paul Graham's excellent essay Startup = Growth, please go away and do that now, then come back. Ready? Good. When I read this essay, I was immediately reminded of Alex Payn...
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Why you need to treat recruiting more like dating.
While I was recently between gigs and looking for my next role, I had the chance to sit down with an old friend who was also going through the process at the time. My friend is a fairly senior enginee...
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Scratch my last comment - gmail only showed the first paragraph of your response, so I hadn't seen your second paragraph (which I finally saw when I went to G+). Arggh.
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If you've been an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon any time in the last twenty or thirty years, you've been impacted by Michael Murphy. You might not have known about Michael at the time, but he has h...
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Education
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • TJHSST
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Gender
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Employment
  • Yext
    2011
  • Google
  • Epiphany
  • Clickable
  • Rent the Runway
    2011 - 2012
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Currently
Summit, NJ
Previously
Barrington, IL, Centreville, VA, Malvern, PA - San Mateo, CA - Pittsburgh, PA