Nov 10, 2020
Develomentor Panel – Tech Hiring Tips From Employees and Managers
Play • 1 hr 12 min

Welcome to our second panel on Develomentor. Today's topic is tech hiring as an employee and as a manager.

Today's guests are:
Aline Lerner – Aline is the founder and CEO of, a hiring platform aimed at making interviewing and finding a job in tech way less painful. You heard her first on the show in episode 44 where she shared her career path from MIT computer science to being a professional chef to tech recruiting and software engineering. 

Daniel Tunkelang – Daniel is a computer scientist and early employee at Endeca, the search company acquired by Oracle for over $1 billion. He also spent time at Google and LinkedIn before going out on his own as a, to use his own words, a High Class consultant. 

Renee Saint-Louis – Renee is a long time product manager and the author of the Manager Mentor blog series, which you can find at She was also a guest of the show way back in episode 2.

Key Milestones

  1. Why is talking to employees often a better way of getting a job than talking to recruiters?
  2. What are common mistakes people make in the tech hiring process?
  3. Ways to assess whether a company is a good fit for you or not.
  4. One of the controversies in hiring in the tech field relates to giving candidates homework as part of the screening process.
  5. What do manager's look for when adding to their team?
  6. Negotiating as an employee and as a manager. 
  7. What is the “pipeline problem” as it relates to diversity and inclusion in hiring in tech?
  8. How to deal with 'brilliant jerks' in tech?

Additional Resources

What is the pipeline problem?

Check out our Manager series on Develomento
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