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Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success by Joshua Tyler

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CHAPTER 4

Nine Steps to Recruiting Success

Developing a winning recruiting strategy takes time and effort. It can seem overwhelming, so let’s break it down into specific steps. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Prepare Yourself for the Grind
  • Prepare to Spend
  • Identify the Top Qualities to Look For
  • Make Your Company Attractive
  • Learn Where to Look for Engineers
  • Develop a Strategy for Visas
  • Develop Your Training Program
  • Find a Recruiter
  • Establish Long-Term Solutions

The steps are discussed in roughly the order you’ll want to address them, although obviously every situation is different. Let’s get started.

Step #1: Prepare Yourself for The Grind

Recruiting isn’t magic. It’s not really even an art. It’s a grind. A full-court press. It requires the willingness ...

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