Starts-Ups - How to Stand Out from the Crowd & Attract the best Developers
Posted: Tuesday 10th January '2017
You're an innovative, super cool, radical, pioneering
visionary company, looking to hire super wizard ninja coders - what does
that even mean?
When starting up it's important
not to try too hard to be a super cool company.
You've created your very first
job spec and your all excited for your very first job. That's great! But don't
fall into the trap of including an infinitely long list of requirements and a
vague description of how you are going to revolutionise a certain space.
Job specs shouldn't be filled
with buzzwords that are supposed to be cool. When sourcing we need to look at
what you can offer. You can't rely on a company brand because you're a start-up
and the company has just been created . You need to emphasize the problem that
you're looking to solve and convey why your solution is the best. Peak the
reader’s interest in your company before offering the idea that they can join
your team and help solve this problem with you.
Most start-ups love to promote
that engineers will own their own product. That’s a great thing to
emphasize, but it doesn’t differentiate you from the many other start-ups
looking to hire from the same pool. You need to be specific in how this new
hire will fit in your team and how their contributions will help you solve the
problem your start up is going to fix.
Think about this long and hard.
You have already peaked their interest when talking about your mission, now
reel them in with how they are going to help you succeed.