By Geoff Roberts

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When I signed on to join the team at Qualified last month, I ran the company through the diligence process that I use to assess opportunities at technology start-ups. Great product? Check. Strong growth trajectory? Check. Awesome customers? Check. A team I’m excited to be a part of? Check.

But beyond this list of important criteria my decision came down to a feeling that I couldn’t shake-one that my intuition told me was worth listening to above all else.

In 10 years of working with high growth technology start-ups, I’ve never come across a company that’s too…


The High Cost of Developer Mis-Hire

We ran the numbers, and the cost of landing a new developer will set a company back roughly $22,750 — the expense associated with the time it takes to review resumes, conduct phone/tech screenings, and perform in-person interviews. It’s no small sum, but worth every penny to add a productive and innovative team member who can help an organization reach its goals. But when a new developer doesn’t work out, the cost of this mis-hire to a company’s bottom line, team morale, and future outlook can be staggering.

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A Six-Figure Mistake

Estimates vary on…


Now is the best time ever to be a software developer. With a high base salary of $90K+, great benefits packages, and perks like catered meals, flexible schedules, and remote work opportunities, companies are pulling out all the stops to woo talented developers. Even still, tech organizations both large and small are having trouble filling out their company roster. According to the report State of Software Development 2018 (SSD 2018), of 300+ surveyed industry participants, a whopping 33.55% of managers say that hiring talent is the biggest challenge facing software development — their number one issue by far.

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So how…


By Jake Hoffner

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Hiring the right engineer for the job is critical to a company’s success. So, how can we ensure that we are finding the perfect person for the position? While testing a potential hire’s coding ability should be primary step in assessing fit, the following seven characteristics will be key in finding your perfect developer beyond the technical skills.

Passionate

A programmer who is passionate about his or her work will be 10x more effective than someone who is in it just for the paycheck. A passionate programmer may not necessarily consider programming both their job and their…


Progressing through the skills needed in software development can be grueling. Use this profoundly simple insight to level up your skills.

By Phil DeJarnett

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If you are new to software development, whether starting as a professional or even just learning as a student, you probably find the culture intimidating. The range of skills required to become a “great” developer is vast, with low-level skills that range from a solid sense of mathematics to high-level skills like user-interface design.

It can be overwhelming trying to balance learning all these skills, especially while trying to keep up with the constantly evolving software industry. What can you do to improve your abilities, to get from where you are to where you want to be?


Every company has a cost that gets overlooked — engineering hours spent evaluating candidates, and the impact this has on value-creation

by Nathan Doctor

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Great companies spend immense resources searching for talented engineers, and even more to bring them onto the team. These recruiting and sourcing costs add up quickly.

While these costs amount to a serious expense, with salary making up the majority of engineering budgets, they don’t expose the true cost of hiring to companies. The real cost of hiring engineers is far less apparent. It’s hidden in a subtle way, but can seriously drain resources and productivity.

This hidden cost of hiring is embedded in the hundreds of hours your engineers spend evaluating and assessing candidates. Through resume…

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