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Tech’s Top Executive Recruiter Dave Carvajal Co-Authors Bestselling Book

Tech’s Top Executive Recruiter Dave Carvajal Co-Authors Bestselling Book

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2016

Tech’s Top Executive Recruiter Dave Carvajal Becomes Bestselling Author with New Book, Masters of Success

Dave Carvajal, NYC’s top tech headhunter and a pioneer in online job search services, joined executive coaching expert Brian Tracy and other leading entrepreneurs to co-author the new book, Masters of Success. Since its release on June 28 this year, the book has topped two bestsellers lists.

In Masters of Success, leading entrepreneurs and professionals reveal their secrets for mastering success in health, wealth and lifestyle. The book ranked #10 in Direct Sales and #56 in Sales & Marketing on Amazon’s bestseller lists.

In his chapter, “Welcome to the Playground of the Fearless – How to Build a Billion-Dollar Business,” Dave shares his journey from a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn to co-founding HotJobs, being an early investor and executive at Ladders, and launching his own executive search firm, Dave Partners.

Since the advent of online job search through HotJobs, Dave has built the businesses and leadership teams that have shaped the tech landscape. In 1997, Carvajal co-founded HotJobs.com and power-built the fledgling startup to 650 employees, $125M in revenues, and a $1.2B market cap after its IPO.

“He single-handedly built what was recognized as one of the best sales forces in the tech industry. Today many of the people Dave recruited for HotJobs hold leadership positions in top companies across America,” said Richard Johnson, Founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board at HotJobs.

Carvajal’s endeavors revolutionized hiring and job search, disrupting tech, media and advertising. By taking classified help-wanted ads from newspapers into the digital world, HotJobs and Ladders created massive efficiency and helped millions of job seekers in the process.

As CEO of Dave Partners, a bespoke executive search firm serving the high-tech sector, Dave leads an elite recruitment team that extracts and secures the executive leaders that drive high-growth at venture capital and private equity-backed companies.

Dave Carvajal and his co-authors will be recognized by The National Academy of Bestselling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from prominent independent bestseller lists. Masters of Success was released by CelebrityPress™, a leading business book publisher, and can be purchased on Amazon.com.

Via: International Business Times; PRWeb

How to Make the Best Hires to Complement Your Founding Team

How to Make the Best Hires to Complement Your Founding Team

Your founding team is your Fantastic 4. You’ve beat the odds together and your team is on the cusp of reaching your startup dreams. You’ve already been in the trenches together, but now comes the harder part. Sustaining the same level of high growth will be an even greater trial you’ll face together – and this time you’ll need more than just your founding team. The added challenge will be to identify and secure the right A+ executive leaders who can can fit within the culture you’ve already established, and take your business to the next level.

 

If you want to make the best hires to complement your founding team, keep these two critical concepts in mind:

Hire for Culture Fit & Core Values

Hiring for technical chops alone is one of the gravest and most common mistakes CEOs make. Keep in mind that there are other defining characteristics that are of huge importance in a hiring decision. The biggest reason why someone will succeed or fail at any company has everything to do with whether his or her personal DNA matches the cultural DNA of the CEO, the founders and existing executive team. Candidates’ personal DNA is made up of their core values and unique personal experiences, capabilities, biases, and critical thinking. An executive search is not just about finding top leaders, it’s about securing an executive leader who is uniquely qualified to succeed at your company. That shift towards tailor-matching the right leader for the right role at the right organization changes everything.

Build Clarity & Commitment Around the Mission

How do you determine if a new hire is a good culture fit with your organization? You first need to build clarity around what your organization’s grand purpose is. If you and your co-founders were successful in reaching Series B round funding – then you’ve probably got a winning mission already. Be sure that the new leaders you hire understand your mission and have the same devotion to it that you as a founder do. You can accomplish this by making sure his or her core values are in line with your company’s greater purpose. If the the new battles you face together are in service of your mission, your growing executive team will be as unstoppable (and hopefully even stronger) than the groundbreakers who started your organization.