Startup Therapist - He Recruits the Unrecruitable…Silicon Valley CTO’s

If you're trying to hire an in-demand Chief Technology Officer for your startup, you're in for a challenge. These folks receive up to five calls per day from recruiters. Rivi co-founder Michael Morell knows a thing or two about this type of challenge, so he linked up with The Startup Therapist to give his take on what to look for in a rockstar CTO, where to find them and how to prioritize the skills you need (and then some).

Recruiting As a Career: Why Do It?

Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking to make a change in your career path, recruiting may be a great option. It’s a career with both an incredible propensity for learning and growth, and also the opportunity to apply the skills you may already have.

At Riviera, we’re fortunate to have built a reputation in the marketplace as being the firm to partner with when you’re looking for the best Product and Engineering talent to help you scale, from individual contributors on up to executives. We focus on the guys and gals who build the products that form the foundation of your business. We’re lucky enough to work with companies across the entire technology stack, from the depth of the data centers and virtualization and public/private clouds, to disruptive consumer apps and innovative Enterprise software users actually enjoy using. This provides an incredible opportunity for someone considering a career in recruiting.

In this series, you’ll learn about how a career in recruiting provides innumerable opportunities, ranging from making an impact on a startup’s bottom line to helping people reach their full career potential, as well as what backgrounds make good recruiters and how transferable the skills you acquire are across a number of other career paths (among other things). At Rivi, vision, purpose and values are critical to our business--we really think through how we do things to ensure we’re delivering the best possible service and experience. The bottom line: you can make a difference, both for yourself and the people and companies you work with.

Be sure to follow along here for all the details on recruiting at Rivi.

Mashable - Tech FANGs — Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google — are worrying about the stock market

Despite a talent market that is hot as ever, Silicon Valley has come to the point where it finally has to worry about Wall Street, which suffered a record worst first day in 2016. The big four--Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google--collectively lost billions in the opening days of the year. The result on the talent side? People are much more inquisitive about the business health of the companies they're considering. Rivi Partner Sam Wholley chatted with Mashable on the details.

(Mashable) Tech FANGs — Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google — are worrying about the stock market

This week, executives from Netflix, Apple, Google and Snapchat descended on Las Vegas to schmooze, give cheery speeches and exercise their lavish expense accounts for the technology lovefest that is the Consumer Electronics Show.

Beyond the shiny gadgets and shinier spin on display in the convention center, however, much of the industry was starting to quietly melt down where they had left it.

Silicon Valley, after years of high valuations and booming stock prices, finally has to worry about Wall Street. The U.S. stock market suffered its worst first day of trading in eight years as concerns about China's imploding market set off a worldwide selloff, with technology stocks leading the way. Then the situation got worse.

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CNBC - Tesla's competitive edge? Recruiting top talent

What gives you a leg up on the competition? Attracting great talent to your organization. In the Bay Area, Tesla's having no problems with that attraction. Engineers in particular are eager to work at the cutting-edge startup, due mostly to the fact that Elon Musk has proven himself a great leader, and that there's a great technical challenge to solve for at the company. CNBC's Closing Bell talked with Rivi Director Thor Bucy to delve into the details of recruiting at Tesla.