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  • For Startups
    Dan Arkind | dan@jobscore.com| 415-904-9900
  • Hiring
    IQ
  • What you do now
    • Post and pray
    • Email referrals
    • Expensive headhunters
  • What
    Works
  • Hire your friends
  • Hire your friends
    Successful startups hire amazing people who are not their friends.
  • Sell First
    50+% of early sales activity is interviewing
  • Every job has a story
    Make yours viral
  • Repeatability
    Candidates should come to you
  • Make
    Meaning
  • Solve a
    Problem
    (easy to understand)
    (for someone)
  • Why is it FUN?
  • Interviewing
    takes time
    Write it all down,
    ask people to read it
  • Chemistry
    takes time
    Try before you buy
  • Ask for referrals
    Ask for advice
    (and you get advice)
    (and you get referrals)
  • GET
    HELP
    professional
  • Turn interviewees
    into advocates
  • How to pitch a job:
    • Mission
    • Status
    • Team
    • Pain/Opportunity
  • Hiring requires focus.
    10 at once, not
    10 in 3 months
    Great hires require choice.
  • Write your story
    Test it
    Tune it
  • Great stories
    generate pipeline
  • For Startups
    Dan Arkind | dan@jobscore.com| 415-904-9900
  • What makes a great startup hire?
  • Do you need expertise or throughput?
  • Build
    vs.
    Buy
  • Cash
    Customers
    Design
    Code
  • Bo knows Code
  • Upside
    The job will change
  • Smart, and Gets Things Done.
    That's it. That's all we're looking for. Memorize that. Recite it to yourself before you go to bed every night. Our goal is to hire people with aptitude, not a particular skill set.
    - Joel Splosky
  • Throughput
    Experience matters
  • Triumph
    School
    Street
    Overcome Adversity
  • Balance
    Charismatic
    Technical
    Uncompromising
    Affable
  • http://blog.jobscore.com
    @danarkind
    Dan Arkind | dan@jobscore.com| 415-904-9900