THE DOWNLOAD a newsletter by Chris Allaire

Chris Allaire
An insider’s POV from an owner/operator on the tech-talent front lines.
Created 30 Oct 2020
  • How to “read” a Resume
    07 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    When we run across a bad resume, the first impulse a lot of us have is to toss it in the thanks-but-no-thanks pile. Who has the time to slog through a resume that’s incorrectly formatted or poorly org...
  • How to Put Together an Interview Panel
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 11 0
    When a prospective employee is about to sit down for an interview with your company, what does it look like on your end? Has your interview panel been carefully chosen in advance? Has it been briefed ...
  • Should I Wait for My Bonus, Or Start My Job Search Now?
    02 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 9 0
    The year is finally coming to a close, and you’re really looking forward to collecting that end-of-the-year bonus. Considering all of the challenges that you faced at work over the past 12 months, you...
  • How to Sell Your Company to Top Talent
    19 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 11 0
    If you’ve browsed through any of the leading business publications over the past few months, you’ve noticed an increased reliance on military metaphors. In today’s tightening labor market, companies a...
  • Why Wait Until Next Year? Hiring for Q4 Is Hotter Than You Think
    05 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 19 0
    Just about every article offering advice about when to look for a job tells you to avoid November and December. As the holidays approach, there are fewer and fewer openings. Human resources teams stop...
  • How to Explain That Embarrassing Gap on Your Resume
    03 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 12 0
    If you’re feeling stressed out about that gap on your resume, take a few deep breaths. The truth is that a few months here and there are less of a strike against you than they were just a few years ag...
  • Tech Expertise That’s Most In Demand Right Now
    22 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    The number of tech jobs around the country has been steadily increasing for most of 2021, with the total number of job postings surpassing 365,000 in May. We haven’t seen those kinds of numbers since ...
  • Why You Should Never Accept That Counteroffer
    07 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 8 0
    When you decide to quit your job, you’re probably going to have some second thoughts. And so will your employer. After the initial shock of your imminent departure wears off, your current bosses may r...
  • Does hiring slow down during the summer? Nope!
    22 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    We’ve all heard it so many times that we assume it must be true: Hiring slows down in June, July, and August. Stacks of resumes sit around unread. Interviews are few and far between. Follow-up emails ...
  • So You're Back, But Are You Really Back?
    01 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    Experts called it “the biggest work-from-home experiment in history.” At one point, about a third of the world’s population — and nearly as big a chunk of the workforce — was under strict stay-at-home...
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