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For Employers
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US Expansion Guide—Hiring and Growth Strategy (w/ Daniel Glazer, Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini)

Seasoned tech lawyer Daniel Glazer shares strategic insights for European startups on timing, legal nuances, financial considerations and cultural adjustments when expanding into the massive U.S. market.
For Employers
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Startup Team Building Advice from an Early-Stage VC (w/ Rebecca Price)

Get insider tips on building a strong startup team from Rebecca Price, an early-stage VC. Learn the secrets to creating a successful team that can take your startup to new heights.
For Employers
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Sales Competencies to Assess When Hiring Leaders and Reps

Looking to hire top sales talent? This article outlines the essential competencies to assess when evaluating potential sales leaders and representatives.
For Employers
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What Makes a Successful Sales Leader: Key Traits and Habits

Discover the essential traits and habits of successful sales leaders in this comprehensive guide. Whether you're a salesperson looking to upskill or a hiring manager searching for top talent, this knowledge is crucial.
For Employers
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How to build an effective diversity recruiting strategy

Looking to create a diverse and inclusive workforce? This guide will walk you through the steps of building an effective diversity recruiting strategy.
For Employers
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Uncapped commissions: A key advantage for sales hiring at startups

Uncapped commission are a game-changer for sales hiring at startups. Learn how to implement it in your sales compensation offer and the benefits it provides.
For Employers
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SaaS startup expansion: How to hire in the US market

Expanding your SaaS startup into the US market? Learn how to navigate the hiring process with this comprehensive guide to hiring for startups.
For Employers
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How to hire employees for startups: Interviewing and evaluating early hires

Hiring employees for a startup can be challenging, but with the right approach, it can be a smooth process. Learn everything you need to know about hiring for startups.
For Employers
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First sales hire guide for SaaS founders

Looking for your first sales hire for your SaaS startup? You need to start by looking at your startup's unique situation. Here are the criteria to evaluate on.
For Employers
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The interviewer becomes the interviewee

It's not only the candidates job to sell you on why they would be a great fit for the role. The interviewer needs to sell too (and be on-time!)!
Resource
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Help Captivate Talent tackle the water crisis with our referral campaign

Here is Chris Gannon's story on his passion behind charity: water and a way where you can help YOUR favorite charity too!
For Employers
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Hire fast, fire fast

The problem with a "hire fast, fire fast" mentality isn't its harshness but its inefficiency. You don't want to keep spending money on bad hires.
For Employers
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Why you should always talk about salary

Salary expectation shouldn't be an uncomfortable subject between interviewers & interviewees. Transparency enables both parties to reach the best deal for all.
For Employers
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Emotions are the best and worst way to hire

Emotions play a big factor during interviews. Whether you are the hiring manager or candidate, “feeling” can influence whether the individual will get hired.
For Candidates
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What to Consider with Multiple Job Offers

Receiving more than one job offer is awesome but how do you decide which one is the best fit for you? We've put together factors for you to consider when deciding between multiple offers.
For Employers
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20 Ways To Create An Effective Wellness Strategy

In a world of remote working, healthy employees is a vital component for organizations, check out our 20 wellness strategies that you can implement tomorrow.
For Candidates
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What is candidate-focused recruiting?

Candidate focused recruiters build relationships with candidates that last beyond the job search. We value communication, transparency, and empathy.
For Employers
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The biggest obstacle to hiring great sales talent? It might be your CEO

It’s understandable that many CEOs – especially those at growth-stage companies – want to be hands-on when it comes to evaluating potential new hires but this approach typically does more harm than good.
For Employers
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Why embedded talent is a great solution for startups

Do you want all of the benefits of a recruitment agency with the inside knowledge of an in house recruiter? If yes, our embedded talent solution is what you need.
For Candidates
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Top 5 Reasons You Should Care About Your Recruiter Being Candidate Focused

Job searching can be difficult and stressful. It's important to work with recruiters that truly have your best interest in mind.
For Candidates
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How to Spot a Candidate Focused Recruiter

See below for the four key questions you should ask a potential recruiter to figure out if they are candidate-focused.
For Employers
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Guide to opening an office in new york city

If you're expanding your SaaS company and looking to open an office in NYC, you're in the right spot! We are search experts based in NYC and put together a downloadable guide on the best locations, office spaces, activities, and more.
For Employers
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Captivate Talent’s Salary, Hiring and Retention Guide

We surveyed our database of over 2,000 industry contacts for their honest, unfiltered answers about what attracts them to a company, what keeps them engaged through the hiring process, and what makes them want to stay at a company.
For Candidates
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Join our playlist

Music has always been an important part of our office culture. It pumps us up and helps us stay motived throughout the day. We hope you join us!
For Employers
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Building a Remote Culture From the COO of Muck Rack

Our Founder, Chris Gannon sat down with Natan Edelsburg, COO at Muck Rack to talk about what makes their remote working culture so successful.
For Employers
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Diversity recruitment

We pride ourselves in striving to represent candidates from all backgrounds, along with our clients. Check out these two case studies that proves just that.
For Candidates
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Leveraging your network to find your next job

Looking for your next job opportunity? Here is advice on how to best leverage your network and connections to find your next role.
For Candidates
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List of activities to stay safe and inside during quarantine

We all need a mental break. Between books, TV, free courses, and podcasts, this is how the Captivate Talent team is spending their time under quarantine.
For Employers
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Rebuilding your hiring process

The recruiting and hiring process has been forever changed by COVID-19. Hiring managers must shift their current process in order to hire top talent.
For Candidates
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7 tips to nail your next video interview

Tips for a virtual interview. This video walks you through the dos and don'ts of having a remote interview with your next potential employer!
For Candidates
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Don't just settle for any job

A career change is a big deal in life so you should be smart during the decision process. Here are suggestions on what you should keep in mind before accepting an offer.
For Candidates
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Why you should never accept a counteroffer

Accepting counter offers while sometimes enticing, will mostly end in disappointment and a short lived period before needing to find a new place to work.
For Employers
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Captivate Talent Quarter 1 Update!

Captivate Talent is committed to staying connected with our network and keeping you updated on not only our growth but our clients as well.
For Candidates
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Interviewing 101

Interviews can be intimidating. Our team at Captivate Talent has built this list of top interview tips to help you ace your interview process.
For Candidates
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Woman in sales and why more women should consider a career in sales

Most revenue leaders say they want to hire empathetic people and women's brains are known to show more empathy. That is why we believe more women should consider a career in sales.
For Employers
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Candidate experience

Candidate experience is crucial for hiring top talent. Make sure you connect with candidates on a human level. You're hiring people, not resumes.
For Candidates
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Pre and post technical saas sales

Pre and post-technical revenue talent is on the rise. Here are the differences between roles like Sales Engineers, Implementation, Client Solutions, and more.
For Employers
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Realigning jobs and benefits

In order to hire top talent, you need to attract them to your company first. Benefits such as beer on tap in the office is over. Make sure to offer perks that align with remote work.