Negotiating Startup Employee Compensation

Originally posted on Smart Recruiters – by Mark Jacobson Every Founder in today’s market knows the importance of recruiting top talent. It’s a non-stop process in a ferociously competitive market. Closing candidates is a function that can be broken down into a thoughtful and deliberate recruiting process. To scale your startup, you must structure a […]

Grammarly adds to its Advisory Board

Grammarly Adds Dr. Robert Berwick to Scientific Advisory Board SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Grammarly, the world’s leading software suite for perfecting written English, announced today that Dr. Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and expert in computer science and machine learning, will join Grammarly’s Scientific Advisory Board. “As […]

5 Hiring Tips for Scaling Your StartUp

Originally posted here on SmartRecruiters – by Mark Jacobson Founders dream of changing the world, but you can’t do it alone. The team you build will be instrumental in determining your future successes and failures.  Much has been written about a startup’s first hires, so let’s focus on some best practices to help scale your startup beyond 20 people. […]

Research – Your Secret Weapon

Using RESEARCH smartly can be a powerful weapon for you and serve as an opportunity to “network with purpose” (as one of my good friends likes to call it). Your goal should be to not only show what you did in your career but share best practices and offer to create the outline of a game plan […]

Job Search Strategies (part I) – Build Your Game plan

Over the past 6 weeks, I have been seeing early signs that jobs are coming back slowly into the tech market.  In almost every one of the conversations I have had recently with VCs and CEOs, they have been quick to point out the flood of talent in the market and a significant increase in resumes […]

Announcing Chris’ New HBR Article

For those of you who know us, you’ll know that Chris has been hard at work compiling some incredibly interesting and insightful information on Best Practices in Venture Capital.  We are delighted to finally announce that the first publicly-available article has been published in the June 2010 edition of Harvard Business Review. It’s tough to keep […]

Job Search Strategies (part II) – Your Personal Situation

In my last post, I encouraged you to create a game plan for your job search by identifying your career goals, mapping out skills you have versus skills you need to acquire, and honing your personal pitch. There is another critical element, though, that I strongly encourage you to consider… your “personal situation”. This falls […]

Attitude is Everything

Easy to say, harder to execute! Seth Godin wrote another highly insightful blog post (the hierarchy of success) in which he highlights how critically important Attitude & Approach are.  He sums up his post with the statement: “If the top of the hierarchy is messed up, no amount of brilliant tactics or execution is going […]