I always encourage job seekers to be prepared for interviews. It's something basic that many overlook. The best way to be engaged in an interview is through genuine excitement which can only come from doing the necessary research in advance.
I see a number of software engineers reach a point where they feel that "moving up the ladder" is a good career move. They feel they aren't growing if they don't move into a leadership position. If someone is passionate about becoming a leader, they should pursue that interest; however, in software "you are your skillset," and I get nervous when people become removed from the code base because they feel it's the only way to advance their career. It's dangerous in this industry to let your technical skills atrophy. There are other options to advance your career while ensuring that your career will have stability.
Helping people to advance their careers. It's rewarding to get to know someone who is looking for the right environment to grow, and over time partner with them and go digging for the right thing that ultimately puts them in a better situation and allows them to move their career forward.
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"Working with Mark Stagno was a great experience. His feedback was insightful and reassuring. He made me feel comfortable working with him instantly. Whenever I'm looking for a new job I will definitely work with him again. I'd also recommend his service to any of my colleagues in the tech industry." – Robert M.
"Mark Stagno was great. He found us some good candidates and even followed up at the end from his vacation. We look forward to working with you in the future." - Michael C.
"It was great working with Mark. His end goal was not to make a quick buck off of me, instead it was to find me the right job and I greatly appreciate that. Thank you.” Krikor K.
"My kudos goes to Mark Stagno in running a successful search. Mark was very professional, diligent and possessed the right amount of client inclusion to keep us abreast of his progress and the status of the search. He proved to be a solid intermediary once we decided to pursue a viable candidate. It's nice to do some business again with WW! Many thanks for all of the help with this search. Our candidate should prove to be a solid contributor to our team. Now, let us know if you find a top notch Android Developer." - Mike S.
“My experience working with WinterWyman has changed my thinking entirely about recruitment firms and what it means to be employable. I worked closely with Mark Stagno and Jamie Chafel. The communication was always prompt no matter how small or big the news. Mark and Jamie were both warm and comfortable and only wanted to ensure that the opportunity was the perfect fit. They felt like big brothers. WinterWyman truly does live up to its mission based on integrity, respect and professional ethics. Mark and Jamie set the bar on those principles and I'm glad that I made the decision I did.” – Paul P.
“Working with Mark Stagno is like working with someone within my own organization. Mark takes the time to really know our company and who we are looking to hire. I trust that if Mark has screened someone in or out that it's based on not only skill set but culture criteria and that he's gotten it right.” – Amber J.
"Mark Stagno provided great communication, excellent follow through and peace of mind! There are so many positive things about working with Mark, I'm not too sure I could list them all. My experience was nothing but extraordinary!" - Paul P.
"We had an excellent experience with Mark Stagno. He stayed committed to our efforts, despite a pause in agency recruiting from our side. Once we were able to resume, Mark and his team picked right back up and helped us fill additional openings without skipping a beat. Our ability to staff up in this tough market is a credit to the WinterWyman team!" - J.T.
"Mark Stagno, John Hogan and the team at WinterWyman consistently is excellent to partner with in terms of working relationships. We routinely hear from candidates that they have positive experiences with their recruiters." - A.J.