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Alex Mooradian

Alex Mooradian is the CEO and co-Founder of Readyforce, the leading career network for college students. Most recently, he founded and was the CEO of Eureka Workforce Solutions, an innovative staffing firm that was sold to Readyforce in 2009. Prior to Eureka, he was a principal at Eos Partners, a growth equity investment fund in New York, and was an associate at First Atlantic Capital and Fremont Partners. He began his career as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisition Group at Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of Columbia Business School and Georgetown University.

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Foosball, Purple Squirrels, and Speed Dating: A summary of our roundtable discussions at Menlo Ventures on hiring in the startup world

by Nov 14, 2013, 6:27 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 10.13.44 AMI recently participated in a great roundtable discussion (video at the bottom of this post) on recruiting for startups, sponsored by Menlo Ventures and moderated by Jim McCarthy. On the panel with me was Manuel Medina of GroupTalent, Jon Bischke of Entelo, and Todd Raphael of ERE.

Each of our companies is bringing something unique to help disrupt the recruiting space: Readyforce for its attention to linking college students with startups and technology companies, Entelo as a metric-based recruiting tool, and GroupTalent as a high-end job board for software developers. And of course, ERE as a medium to bridge recruiters with the trends and companies like ours.

As startups, we recognize that managing our precious resources of limited cash and employees’ time to find the elusive purple squirrels requires a serious game plan. Here are three of the top takeaways from our discussion that can help firm up your recruiting: keep reading…

Hackathons Are Today’s Most Powerful Recruiting Tool

by Sep 4, 2013, 6:45 am ET

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 3.27.24 PMThe secret weapon in tech recruiting today is the hackathon. Most notably on college campuses the mega-hackathon has emerged as the top event for sourcing quality engineers. What started as friendly meetups organized by on-campus tech clubs has evolved into massive and disruptive hackathons with more than 1,000 students participating and companies like Facebook and Google swarming to shell out tens of thousands of sponsorship dollars. But not everyone has bought into the frenzy and some are maintaining an autonomous and even purist approach.

Hackathon as Recruiter keep reading…

Top Engineering Internship Programs Don’t Treat Interns Like Interns

by Aug 23, 2013, 5:50 am ET

life is beautifulSuccessful engineering internship programs have one thing in common: they simply ignore the word “intern.” From the recruiting process, entrusted workload to valued feedback loops, companies that invest in their interns as if they’re long-term hires believe they have better results. As Jade Rubick, engineering manager at New Relic says “the basic rule in my book: don’t treat interns like interns.”

Here are some key attributes shared across the top engineering internship programs at today’s tech companies and startups. keep reading…