Posts by Rick Laidlaw

Hiring?…Don’t sweat the small stuff!

When hiring software engineers or IT professionals, you are constantly putting together strong compensation packages and trying to make candidates feel as though they are valued and a welcomed member of the team. However, there are times during the offer stage when conversations stall over a gap between what you want to pay and what …

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5 Software Engineer Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Finding a software engineer who meets all your firm’s requirements isn’t easy. Many candidates appear to be perfect at the time of their interview. They know the technology your company uses and have what appears to be a solid job background. But everyone’s familiar with this next scenario: you learn your “ideal” hire is not a …

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The Most Common Behavioral Interview Questions You Need To Be Ready For

Hiring mangers use behavioral interview questions to determine if you have the skills and expertise needed for the job. Since past behavior is the best indicator of future actions, answers to behavioral questions give a good sense of how you’ll handle different aspects of the position. As the candidate, you want to be prepared to …

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3 Reasons to Outsource Hiring for Software Engineers

Most IT firms work hard at — and are justifiably proud of — hiring a skilled team of software engineers who fit their culture and contribute to growth and the bottom line. So it might seem counterintuitive to call in an outside staffing company when hiring those same software engineers. But in today’s fast-paced world, it’s often …

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Resume writing for Software Engineers: Set the stage for an interview

A hiring manager will look to your resume writing for a reflection of your organizational skills and ability to deliver clear and succinct communication.  A resume sets the stage for your interview.  It won’t get you the job but it will get you in the door. Resume Writing Lays Groundwork for Your Interview The curious …

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