Monthly Archives: May 2011

Relevant Skills — Apply Selectively

When the job title reads: “Software Engineer – Rails focus”; and the job description includes passages such as: “When most people rank themselves from 1-10 on a language, they overestimate by at least 2-5 points — YOU are legitimately an 8-9 in R… Continue reading

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When Interviewing for a Software Engineering position, you should …

This is another post targeted at newly graduating college students, though this might also be relevant to self-taught, “career-transitioning”, and “incompetent” professionals. This could also be considered a brief overview to the important foundat… Continue reading

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To: College Grad Job Searchers

We’ve officially started hiring here at ThinkNear (http://careers.thinknear.com), and that means for the next month or so I’m 30%-50% technical recruiter/interviewer. As I’m sure anyone who’s been hiring knows, getting resumes out of college is ea… Continue reading

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Maximum Sustainable Effort

This past winter at TechStars NYC, I worked harder and longer than I ever had before in my life, and I sustained it for weeks on end. We were building a product, new priorities and crises every week, and launching features faster than I ever had b… Continue reading

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TechStars Everytime

It’s been just 3 weeks since the all-mighty demo day at the end of TechStars (NYC, Winter ’11). It already feels like a long time ago and a world away. I’m in our new office space in Los Angeles, and I feel very removed from the world — it’s very… Continue reading

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The plunge

I recently went back to Seattle to visit old friends and colleagues. For reference, I lived there for 4 years while working at a large high tech firm. It rained 3 of the 4 days I was there, and made me once again glad the we chose to base our star… Continue reading

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