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Steven McMullen

Steven McMullen
Steven McMullen worked on the sales team at Stack Overflow. He helps connect companies with the largest community of software developers in the world.
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How to Write a Startup Job Listing

Congrats -- you just created your first company! You’ve pitched it to some investors and have secured some seed funding. You have a working product, but it’s not ready to launch yet. The next thing you need to do is expand your team. You need some developers to come on board and take your idea to the next level. The problem is you’ve never hired developers before and have no idea how to approach the situation.

Company Culture: It's More Than Beers With Your Co-Workers

This post was updated in November 2017 with new information.

Recently, a company I work with was building their Company Page on Stack Overflow and lamented to me that they didn’t have any cool pictures of employees drinking beer and hanging out. They saw a number of different companies display those types of pictures and felt that they wouldn’t be able to compete. This company was falling into a common trap in today’s hiring marketplace: thinking company culture revolves around cool perks, drinking beer, and hanging out with your co-workers.

Don’t Let Bullet Points Bog Down Your Developer Job Listing

As a sales rep at Stack Overflow, one of the most frequent requests I get from clients is to review their tech job listings. Each job listing is different. Small startups often have a larger “About Us” section and less about the position because they are still trying to figure it out. Larger corporations often have a more structured listing broken down to specific sections.

No matter who is posting, one of the first things I look for is their large bullet point list of requirements. Oftentimes, the bullet points stand out as a list of demands for the developer. They see the list and their eyes instantly glaze over and they lose interest in the job listing.

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