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Always Beware of Offers with 1-2 Day Deadlines...
I recently worked with an elite software engineer who underwent an extensive job search that included meeting with upwards of 8 companies. 4 of them went to the final stage and 3 of them made offers. It was a very comprehensive process and something that he...

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When a Software Engineer's Active Search Turned Passive
This story revolves around a developer who recently rejected two very strong offers. When he first started looking, his search was very active as he was not happy with the company he had recently joined. As we all know, sometimes we join a company and 2-3 w...

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How a Millennial Software Developer Can Stand Out By Embracing the Mundane
Austin's Tech market is made up of some really cool and special technology companies. And already in 2017, there is a continued scramble for smart, tech talent. Companies need to stand out and it is their well intended mission to set up killer office enviro...

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Negotiating Flex Hours at the Offer Stage
As traffic gets more and more difficult in Austin and engineers that live in Cedar Park, Round Rock and Leander are no longer considering opportunities south of 2222 or the 360 Bridge, I wanted to discuss how to broach flex hours when you are interviewing w...

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Anxiety and the Live Coding Interview
I recently worked with a Production Software Engineer and he asked me to help him find a new position. This is a true story. Let's call him William and when I found a company that he was interested in, we worked together on the phone interview and how to pr...

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Getting On the Same Page With An Elite Engineer
In this post, I'm going to be as transparent as possible with everyone so that you get a better idea of how recruiting firms work. This story ends happily but it's not without some misunderstandings and a few mixed emotions here and there. Let's call this e...

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Measuring Startup and Big Company Risk Appropriately
This is just a small informative tip on evaluating the risk of a startup against a big company for a software engineer. As Recruiters, we hear this a lot from candidates when they talk about the risk of a startup, Well yes, this opportunity is very exciting...

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Moving to Austin Without a Job Offer...
I put a message out on Linked-in last week and got some great feedback from the community. Some people agreed with me but quite a few others didn't. And to be honest, I really valued the feedback, especially those who took issue with my comments. Looking ba...

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Coffee Meetings Make Great Engineering Leaders
There is a corp of engineering leaders in this town who have developed razor sharp interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to analyze a candidate and whether that developer is a good match for their engineering team, both technically and in terms of ...

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How a Coding Boot Camp Graduate Can Make the Same Entry Level Salary as a Computer Science Graduate
Full disclosure: I was not paid or asked to write this blog post on behalf of Coding Boot Camps. If anything, Boot Camps represent a threat to my business as they are a new direct source of talent that doesn't go through agencies. I write this blog for soft...
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