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Hiring Is a Dog from Hell: by Guest Author, CTO of Speek

12/06/2012

We got Speek off the ground using a hive of moonlighters, freelancers, contractors, interns, sweat-equity employees, and founders. It was a bear, but it was what we had to do.

Once we’d raised a little cash, it became time to establish a full-time team of A players.

I just finished the process of building out said team. I hired three web developers, a VoIP engineer, a QA tester, and a UI designer. I probably emailed or talked to no fewer than 1,000 people searching for the top-notch talent that I needed in these roles.

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