Look out, Palo Alto – there are about to be dozens of new millionaires, multi-millionaires, and even a few billionaires added to your ranks. Yep – Facebook’s IPO is right around the corner, and the prices have been set.
As someone who’s been involved with the web since ’96 or so, it’s always cool to see the industry growing and creating positive headlines. Say what you want about nerds, but we sure do have some of the best and most anticipated IPO’s!
And Mark Zuckerberg – with his unique blend of youth, intelligence, cunning and utter lack of personality – is re-defining the “entrepreneurial CEO” role in the process. At the end of the first day of trading, he’ll be comically wealthy (many, many billions), and somehow he’ll maintain a majority stake in the company. Or, more accurately, Mark’s re-definition of “preferred options” will leave him with 50%+ voting power, so he’ll be able to behave as if he does. It’s just amazing to watch from the sidelines.
Spring is historically a busy time of the year for recruiting here at Fairway. While we certainly get requests for work throughout the year, Spring is when we often see budgets get reset and new projects launch. As a growing services company, this (more times than not) translates to demand outpacing our existing supply, and we find ourselves looking to add new folks to the team.
Having done this for a while now, we’re all pretty used to our recruiting process. Ads, job boards, resumes, phone screens, interviews, etc…
Lather, rinse and repeat until you find the right person(s).
But this year – we’re hearing about a whole new trend out there.
Some companies are asking job applicants for their Facebook and Twitter ID’s and passwords.
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