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Five tips to help you build your dream team

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This post originally appeared on the Wave Accounting blog on Friday, September 21st. I was invited to contribute my perspective on hiring for small and midsize businesses to the blog's Small Business 500 series. Read the original post here.  A business is only as strong as its talent. This is especially true when you’re running a startup or midsize business, as many of my clients are. The... continue reading >

Three tips to help anyone transition smoothly into an agile environment

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Leona Hobbs appears as part of our Leaders Series, conversations with tech and media leaders about influential trends and topics in their field.  Companies are extending agile processes beyond software development. Many candidates we speak to are interested in working in this type of dynamic, iterative teamwork-driven environment. This could be a startup that uses agile software development o... continue reading >

Looking to get hired by a startup? Here are 10 ways to stand out

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This post first appeared in StartupNorth on July 19, 2012. Occasionally I interview a developer that really impresses me with their ability to make their profile come to life beyond their resume. Want to know what makes these developers stand out? Here are my top ten tips for making a big impression. Many of these tips work for both a resume and, once that stellar resume gets you in the do... continue reading >

How not to lose your development job to outsourcing

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One of the biggest threats to developers today is the outsourcing and offshoring of their jobs. How can developers make themselves so valuable to an organization that outsourcing is no longer a threat? To be more precise, how can developers today add more value to their organizations so that if tomorrow they’re faced with having their job offshored, they can adapt and grow within their company? ... continue reading >