Attracting top talent and closing the deal

Jan 9, 2019 13 Comments

If you are a hiring manager and a top candidiate is choosing between a competitor and your company, what techniques do you use to help sell your team and close the deal? Candidates, what have you experienced in the past that left a positive impression on you about a company when in the final stages of considering and accepting one of your offers?

Attracting top talent and closing the deal


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  • Facebook goll
    If u are saying how to attract talent without adding money to table. Sell them about project, as a manager make them feel special and important. Many times people choose manager over product. Try to understand what motivates them, growth? Cool stuff? Great peers? Value addition to resume by working on X?
    Jan 9, 2019 3
    • Intel UGeJ58
      If I had an HM that just wanted to earnestly understand my motivations, I would be inclined to partner with them in my career (the point of a manager)
      Jan 9, 2019
    • Verizon / Product SnoopDoge
      I know VZ isn’t even close to being FAANG level. But I chose VZ purely because of my manager. She had all the tellings of a great manager. So far I’m incredibly fortunate to have a considerate manager like her. Just makes the VZ experience that much better for me.
      Jan 9, 2019
  • Indirectly saying TC will be higher. Growth, stock price will double blah blah
    Jan 9, 2019 1
    • Yes I agree, try to feed them this bullshit so they know to decline your offer
      Jan 9, 2019
  • Microsoft da best!
    TC, future TC, TC growth potential
    Jan 9, 2019 0
  • Amadeus Trick2g
    My proposition to the hiring managers is to pay up or shut up. You got to pay to play mfker!
    Jan 9, 2019 2
    • Palantir tnAV55
      SAVAGE! (in the good way)
      Jan 9, 2019
    • Amadeus Trick2g
      Thanks :)
      Jan 9, 2019
  • Blizzard others
    More leetcode questions to show we are good engineers.
    Jan 9, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng tenders
    I always go with whoever has the highest TC
    Jan 9, 2019 0
  • I was in dilemma between a FAANG and a cool startup. The cash difference was over nearly 90k and there was bunch of paper money. The recruiter in startup tried really really hard and I was super close to accepting the startup offer but in the end I didn't. What I liked about her was her willingness to go extra mile and explain growth potential and answer all my questions honestly and connecting on personal level. In the end TC mattered very little to me and it was more of a coin toss despite the huge pay gap. I chose FAANG name just to improve my resume. Still debating whether I should revert back.
    Jan 9, 2019 0


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