Dan Portillo

Talent Whisperer at Greylock.


Ask for the Business 


Every person who has ever had to hire a Unicorn (recruiter lingo for a one in a million candidate) has asked for a meeting with someone who’s not “looking” but who would…


Joining the U.S. Digital Service


My mother and grandmother came from Cuba in the 1960s, leaving the few things they owned behind. At 18, my father was undocumented when he entered the US from El Salvador. Both of my parents went on to be US citizens. My brother enlisted in the Army directly out of high school and served two tours in Iraq. At various times in our lives, my family has relied…


5 Things You Must Consider When Making a Job Offer


Extending an offer to a job candidate can be a stressful proposition, especially for a startup. Getting ready to do so? First, assess whether you’re making the right offer by considering the following five key variables.

Variable 1: Compensation History


Ask for the Business 


Every person who has ever had to hire a Unicorn (recruiter lingo for a one in a million candidate) has asked for a meeting with someone who’s not “looking” but who would…

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