Zero to IPO: 3 Things Every Successful Startup Knows
Jumping off a cliff and assembling an airplane fast enough to not smack into the ground. That’s how Alex Valdes of Trust Stamp describes launching a startup company. If things don’t go exactly right, they can go horribly wrong. Alex joined Josh to discuss what it takes to do the extraordinary: Build a business […]
What do the recent tech job cuts mean?
Amazon, Asana, Meta, Twitter, Oracle, Walmart, Google. That is just a short list of companies that have recently announced that they’re reducing their staff significantly. Is it cause for concern? Probably. Is it cause for celebration? Probably. There’s plenty in the news about why you should be concerned. Let’s talk about why you may want […]
How to Need Recruiters Less
By Josh McAfee What if I told you that you may not need a recruiter at all? That may seem like strange advice coming from a recruiting company, especially considering the job market. The hiring process has gotten complicated and competitive. Catching the attention of the good candidates you actually need is a daunting and […]
What are Recruiter Red Flags that companies should watch out for?
There’s good, bad, ugly, and everything in between when it comes to most things. Recruiting is no exception. From corporate recruiters to external agencies to executive search recruiters, you’ll find some are better than others. When companies find themselves short staffed and scrambling to meet the demands of their customers, they’ll feel the pressure to […]
How can CEOs invite more women into the C-Suite?
Collaborated on by Jane Gentry, Jennifer McKenna, Jessica Bowers, and Josh McAfee When you look around many C-suites, you start noticing that those executive chairs are mostly filled with men. Despite women being vital members of the workforce since the 1940s and being 50.5% of the total population of the United States, they only represent […]
How can Women build executive presence?
Collaborated on by Jane Gentry, Jennifer McKenna, Jessica Bowers, and Josh McAfee Since World War II, women have been actively contributing to the workplace. So why don’t we see more women in executive roles over seven decades later? After meeting scores of people, both candidates working on their career and business leaders growing their companies, […]
Does your company have hemorrhoids?
By Josh McAfee I want to talk about hemorrhoids. I know it sounds weird, but the reality is that every company has something or someone that’s a pain in the butt. It could be a person, process, or client. Who or what in your company comes to mind when I say hemorrhoid? These hemorrhoids have […]
The Secrets to Attracting, Retaining, and Motivating Great Employees
By Carrie Vruno, John Duisberg, and Josh McAfee The market has been roiling and it’s crushing some companies when it comes to attracting, keeping, and motivating top talent. Even when things flip again, elements of the new normal won’t be going away. The mindset of workers has shifted fundamentally. They’re placing a higher priority on […]
Don’t be THAT candidate
By Josh McAfee I’ve got some bad news. If you’ve interviewed with more than seven companies and not received any offers or even gotten into the last round of interviews, the problem probably isn’t with the companies. I get it. Everyone dreads interviewing. There’s hours of prep work that goes into it and you rarely […]
What you’re saying doesn’t matter if…
By Josh McAfee “Your actions speak so loudly, that I can’t hear a word you say.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It was something my grandpa also used to say and it’s stuck with me all these years. We’ve all experienced someone trying to tell us something we need to hear; but, because of their actions, we […]
Surrounded by Rockstars?
By Josh McAfee Do you get the feeling that there’s always someone way more capable than you? Smarter or more deserving? Someone that has stellar credentials and superior accomplishments? The good news is you aren’t alone. That’s called Impostor Syndrome and many high performers have it. The bad news is that these feelings are likely […]
Should you write your own resume?
By Josh McAfee There are plenty of times where you need an expert. Someone with more experience and deeper knowledge than you’ll ever have about something. I definitely wouldn’t attempt to rebuild an engine or perform brain surgery. When you’re eager to find the perfect job, writing an eye catching resume may sometimes […]