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We've all had those days where we lack the drive to be successful at our job. This rings especially true for recruiters and hiring managers, who are tasked with the tough task of finding the best talent and placing them in jobs they love. Choosing the right people to work for you plays a large part in your company's success, so next time you're feeling frustrated or uninspired, check out these popular tech recruiting quotes. 

“You need to have a collaborative hiring process.” – Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple      [Click to Tweet]


“Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he’s hired to do.” – Malcolm ForbesPublisher of Forbes magazine      [Click to Tweet]


"Two of the biggest challenges in technical hiring are identifying people who are smart but don’t get things done and people who get things done but aren’t smart. A company in a competitive industry needs to avoid hiring both classes of people."  – Joel Spolsky, CEO of Stack Overflow     [Click to Tweet]


"Tech companies have a finite lifespan: For the successful ones, an IPO or exit is never more than a few years off. But by recruiting locally and developing homegrown talent, companies can build something that remains after they're gone. People, skills and a culture of innovation persist."Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite     [Click to Tweet]


“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” - Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great       [Click to Tweet]


“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”  Lawrence Bossidy, Former CEO of Honeywell      [Click to Tweet]


"Competing for tech talent never gets easier, nor is it a perfect mathematical equation. Instead it’s about understanding your market, knowing what your current and prospective employees are looking for, and doing your best to create the environment that attracts the right workers to your company.” - Stacey Carroll, Principal Consultant at Payscale      [Click to Tweet]


“Time spent on hiring is time well spent.”  Robert Half, Human Resources Consulting Firm      [Click to Tweet


"The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area." - Bill Gates, Former CEO of Microsoft       [Click to Tweet]


"Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux      [Click to Tweet]


"If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won't require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could ever manage them. Their fire comes from within, not from without. Their motivation is internal, not external." - Stephen Covey, American Author and Keynote Speaker      [Click to Tweet]


"Recruiting talent is no different than any other challenge a startup faces. It's all about selling." - Vivek Wadhwa, Technology Entrepreneur and Academic      [Click to Tweet]


“Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” - Tim Westergren, co-founder of Pandora     [Click to Tweet


“Make something people want” includes making a company that people want to work for.” – Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad      [Click to Tweet]


“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.“ - Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO    [Click to Tweet]


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