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What would you consider a red flag when interviewing at a startup?

I was recently recruited for a mid-level role at a young startup (tech in development for several years; company has existed for about a year). My gut feeling about the product and the tech is that it's viable. The market is there, and I myself would use the product. This is not the case for 80% of startup products/ideas that I see. I'm not so sure how I feel about the founders or the results of the first interview. [more inside]
posted by Occam's Aftershave on Jul 22, 2014 - 20 answers

Dream Company wants me -- so why haven't I heard back from my recruiter?

Dream company headhunted me a month ago for dream job(s). They were eager to get to know me the first week, and now, four weeks later, I haven't heard from them at all despite their professed interest in me and desire to get me in for an interview. This is weird because I am uniquely qualified for the jobs they're trying to fill and they sounded desperate. Given the communication history described behind the cut, what should my next steps be? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Apr 28, 2014 - 13 answers

Fiction: A pdf/txt file about how to recruit for terrorist organizations

About five years ago, I remember skimming through what purported to be an internal document for how to recruit for an unnamed/generic terrorist organization. It was very fanciful/dime-novel-like in nature. Does this sound familiar? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Mar 1, 2014 - 2 answers

ch-ch-ch-changes: out with the old, in with the new employees

I run a small-scale but pretty profitable business (5 employees). Entertainment agency. I'm very fortunate to both love my job and really really like the people who work for me. I feel positive about our company and the work we do. We're growing all the time. One of them - the administrative lynch-pin/office manager/keeper of all knowledge is moving abroad to join her long-distance boyfriend. I'm gutted and feel she's going to be really hard to replace. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by stevedawg on Sep 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Best way to recruit web developers?

My employer is asking me to look into recruiting strategies for LAMP/PHP developers. We've been having bad luck finding appropriate candidates and actually getting them in for interviews (posting jobs on CareerBuilder & CL). I'm not really an HR person (nor am I a tech person), so I've never done this before. He's interested in possibly buying resume access on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Dice -- is one better than the others for this type of thing? Any suggestions for other strategies to use? [more inside]
posted by emumimic on Jul 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Reaching out to HR people after applying online — best practices?

Two months ago, I applied online for a position at a US-based software developer and have not heard back from them beyond an automatic receipt confirmation. The job, along with related vacancies, is still published on their site. Would it be acceptable to contact the company's HR manager via e-mail or LinkedIn to express my continued interest in the position? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Mar 5, 2013 - 9 answers

Any decent recruitment agencies out there?

Can anyone recommend or suggest a good recruitment agency in Sydney (Australia) - specifically people who know about IT and engineering? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jan 2, 2013 - 5 answers

I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now.

Help me talk about salaries to a potential employer! Snowflakes inside! [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Dec 12, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I get the best out of recruiters?

I'm job-hunting in the outside world after many years at a single idiosyncratic organisation. Recruiters are a foreign species to me. Please teach me how to get the best out of them. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jul 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Is this recruiter being unethical?

Is this unethical behaviour by the recruiter and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by glache on Jul 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters?

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Networking: How to Do It

Digital Job Search, LinkedIn Filter: I'm shy when it comes to asking people for help. I want to expand my job search horizons by learning how to use LinkedIn more effectively, and by getting over my inability to network. [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on May 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Savvy advertising ideas?

Need new ideas for attracting parents (and their kids) to our business. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Mar 31, 2011 - 26 answers

Was I caught cheating?

Can those HR recruitment online cognitive tests tell if you are cheating by looking up words in another browser window? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Cover Letters With Personality

I am having the darnedest time translating my personality into a winning cover letter to my dream job. Help! [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Opportunity comes once in a lifetime?

How do confidential job searches happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 - 4 answers

I'm in the Navy, now???

Armed Forces filter: What do you wish you had known before enlisting? Close family member considering joining the Navy, and I want to provide as much info as possible. [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Feb 8, 2011 - 30 answers

Once upon a time in L.A...

Mefibooks: historical background on LA gang life? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for career website benchmark reports

Where can I find benchmark reports and general best practices about company career websites? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 8, 2010 - 1 answer

Web development work in Sydney: where to go ... what to know?

Web development work in Sydney: where to go ... what to know? I'm a web developer, and might be getting laid off from my corporate job in Sydney next year. So, two questions really:More background on my situation inside. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Nov 4, 2010 - 6 answers

Standardised aptitude test to assess initiative and other skills

Standardised aptitude test which assesses a given candidates ability to follow complex instructions and most importantly to test initiative? [more inside]
posted by samengland on Sep 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for an Art Director job in San Francisco

Creative / Advertising headhunters, recruitment agencies in San Francisco?
posted by muscat on Jun 1, 2010 - 1 answer

How to be a membership chair?

I have recently been appointed the 'membership chair' for a hobby-related organization of which I have been a member for some years. The club president and I have agreed that my duties will consist largely of:

* Contacting members who have lapsed and inviting them to rejoin

* Devising various means of recruiting new members

I have no experience in this sort of work. I could definitely use pointers, suggestions, and especially referrals to any articles or books that may be relevant.
posted by zainsubani on Aug 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Lessons from the Obama campaign

Looking for best infodumps, narratives, archives, and analyses of Barack Obama's successful campaign for election, with a focus on volunteers and fundraising. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 2 answers

What are some good staffing agencies in Toronto?

What are some good staffing agencies in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on May 25, 2009 - 2 answers

One application for a job, or many through agencies?

Is it worth applying for the same job through several different agencies, or should I just apply once? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Nov 10, 2008 - 13 answers

How can a passive candidate ethically apply for new positions?

Let's say you are a mission-critical player for your company, but for a number of reasons, it's time to move on... and of course, you don't intend to broadcast your decision to management while you're hunting. How would you pursue new opportunities while treating your current employer ethically? [more inside]
posted by cockwaffle on May 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Nobody comes between my and my job.

A recruitment firm is between me and the job I want. Can I cut them out of the loop if no contract was made? [more inside]
posted by potch on May 1, 2008 - 20 answers

Job Preferencing Software

Job Preferencing Software solution required. Do I need a bespoke solution or is something already available? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Apr 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Alterna-gerl needs an alterna-job!

Can anyone recommend a recruitment or temp agency that specialises in placing 'creative' types in Adelaide or Melbourne, Australia? I currently work in Admin and wouldn't mind doing the same job elsewhere, if only it was with people who were more cosmopolitan and less conservative than my current job. I was thinking something in the publishing or entertainment industries but anything associated with this general area is also OK. Ideally I'd be hoping to use my 'in' in the industry to help me further my own agenda: writing, with a specialisation in writing about music and counterculture.
posted by gerls on Jul 30, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I find reputable web developers in Poland?

How do I find reputable web developers in Poland? [more inside]
posted by runkelfinker on Mar 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Hiring on the res?

How do I advertise my open job positions within the Native American community? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Feb 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Army recruiting students?

Military recruiting in schools? [more inside]
posted by Harry on Aug 16, 2006 - 41 answers

Does a Meta-Job Search Tool exist?

Does a Meta-Job Search Tool exist which sends and collate your job details to multiple recruitment websites? [more inside]
posted by porktrap on Feb 2, 2006 - 4 answers

"They said I fit a profile..."

How did MI6 and the CIA used to recruit? [more inside]
posted by speranza on Sep 14, 2005 - 7 answers

Help me get the jobs that aren't advertised

Help me get the jobs that aren't advertised. [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Sep 2, 2005 - 11 answers

web design recruitment agencies in West Yorkshire, UK

I'm trying to find some web design recruitment agencies serving West Yorkshire, UK, with no luck. Anyone know of any places up here that I can get the (apparently essential) experience required to get a real job in an HTML factory?
posted by armoured-ant on Oct 18, 2004 - 1 answer

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