Communicating with Candidates

Neil HartleyHiring ChallengesLeave a Comment

thank you

A couple of good friends spent much of 2020 looking for new roles in the tech sector. It was tough for them and both interviewed with tens of companies before landing a role that excited them and was a good fit for their skillsets. What surprised me was the number of interviews they were put through by each company. It … Read More

The Challenge of Bootstrapped Sales

Steve LudwigPathfinder SalesLeave a Comment

finding a path through the woods

It’s a common problem, yet it seems one that has yet to be solved—getting the first sales hire right in a B2B bootstrapped startup.   In the years we have worked in the startup space, the entrepreneurs that we have interviewed, and from all the literature bemoaning the subject, Sales continues to be a huge priority and a huge miss.  … Read More

Dealing With the Resumé Haystack

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haystack in a field

Tech is a hot space and, for startups, hiring the right people is critical to the future success of the business. Given that most founders have a solid technical background, identifying whether a developer can do the job is relatively straight forward. Do they have the relevant Ruby experience, have they worked with Angular are both relatively straight forward to … Read More

Getting Your First Sales Hire Right

Steve LudwigPathfinder SalesLeave a Comment

the number five made up from lots of people

It’s one of the most important decisions you can make for your B2B bootstrapped startup.  Most company founders wish they had done it differently.  It’s an exciting time when you are a bootstrapped entrepreneur and your company has grown to a point where you need to hire your first salesperson.  The natural inclination is to hire the person with the … Read More