How do you hire UI/UX designers in India?

My answer to – How do you hire UI/UX designers in India?

Answer by Preetam Salian:

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Indian startup market is vast and so are various ways of hiring! Being a part of the recruitment industry for a considerable time, I would advise following sources:-

1) Internal references : Check with you colleagues, partners etc
2) Jobsites : There are a lot of free jobsites available where you can post for free and get (almost) relevant candidates.
3) Social Media: try your own sources, facebook, post updates on linkedin, tweet about your jobs.
4) Conventional recruitment firms : If your startup has good spending power, try your hands on conventional recruitment firms
5) Inexpensive & Guaranteed recruitment services : Cost effective and streamlined services like HiringMonk – HR recruitment consultancy  turns out to be one of the finest options for hiring relevant candidates in stipulated time period.

Learn more about the process and clients Hiring Monk has catered to: HiringMonk – HR recruitment consultancy

*Note : I own Hiring Monk!

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What are some tips for hiring UIX design talent in India?

My answer to – India: What are some tips for hiring UIX design talent in India?

Answer by Preetam Salian:

Preetam Salian, Founder & CEO @ Hiring Monk Edit Bio
Indian startup market is vast and so are various ways of hiring! Being a part of the recruitment industry for a considerable time, I would advise following sources:-

1) Internal references : Check with you colleagues, partners etc
2) Jobsites : There are a lot of free jobsites available where you can post for free and get (almost) relevant candidates.
3) Social Media: try your own sources, facebook, post updates on linkedin, tweet about your jobs.
4) Conventional recruitment firms : If your startup has good spending power, try your hands on conventional recruitment firms
5) Inexpensive & Guaranteed recruitment services : Cost effective and streamlined services like HiringMonk – HR recruitment consultancy  turns out to be one of the finest options for hiring relevant candidates in stipulated time period.

Learn more about the process and clients Hiring Monk has catered to: HiringMonk – HR recruitment consultancy

*Note : I own Hiring Monk!

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What do you do when you absolutely love the people that you work with but hate the people that you work for?

What do you do when you absolutely love the people that you work with but hate the people that you work for?

Answer by Preetam Salian:

There's always a phase in life where you have to decide, "whether to turn the page, or to close the book".

  • If working with those awesome co-workers gives you more pleasure, not giving a shit about the management – stick around
  • But if, the management goes into your head for every trivial thing, then, you know, there's no scarcity of opportunities for talented people. Sooner or later, you will find the better set of co-workers!

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How do you avoid hiring the wrong people for your startup?

Answer by Preetam Salian:

A simple method called, "DIY" (Do It Yourself).. There is no sure shot way of hiring the right candidate. At times you may think, that the person you hired is probably the best, which eventually turns out to be a worst hire (almost).

Whereas, there are times when a name sake hire (or because he/she came in for a lesser salary) works wonders.

Someone mentioned, "the best predictor of what someone will be like in the future is to look at their past", but I believe, However shitty your past maybe, your future is spotless.

The conclusion is pretty simple, you keep hiring. You may find good, bad, worst..but there will be the ones who would stick around and grow with your company. After all you don't run, before you learn to walk!

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Friendship

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A relationship unknown…
With time which is grown..
Which stays in forever..
and leaves us no never..

The players in this picture..
Are the most lovely creatures..
Who, are idiots more or less..
But never are they useless..

Some sustain the whole life..
and are irritating as a wife..
But also there are odds..
Who are simply next to gods..

Now, how is it defined..
Is yet in no ones mind..
But if the feeling is too strong..
Its bound to last long..

Blessed are those..
Who get it in their lows..
And great are the ones..
Who never leave it, when they’re done..

                                                     

                                                   -Preetam

 

…And How Long Should I Wait?

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The place so weird,

Nobody’d like to stay, 

Where bodies are cut & tethered,
Everyday’s a wasted day.

Eagerly I look at the gate, 
and I wonder, How long should I wait?

Your promise gives me hope,
The memories make me smile, 
Somehow with the pain I cope,
Tick-tock passes my while.

Tell me the reason, why are you late, 
and I wonder, How long should I wait?

The loneliness bitterly kills, 
Everythings dark & grey,
I survive on tablets & pills, 
Come get me out, is all I pray..

Helplessly I curse my fate,
and I wonder, How long should I wait?

Then comes the ray of light,

No longer on the bed I have to stay

The curse has fallen and so has the fight

Arises the dawn and it’s a new day

Now my heart, beats at a faster rate, 
Cuz I know for sure..There’s no more I’ve to wait….

                                                                                 

                                                                                      -Preetam

Wish I Could!!

Ever wondered what was the most memorable trip in your entire life??.. Well, the last trip I had to Delhi gave me the most memorable gifts and moments so far… a few lines describing the whole journey..

Sittin beside the window..the breeze passes by..

People all around..but stil arises a question..why?

Whilst the train moves..the pictures run across my mind..
And bitterly the heart cries..”Wish I could just rewind”

The better part was learning..everything, but the academics..
And couldn’t realize the fact, the time is the one that ticks.

The heart said wait back, but couldn’t convince the brain..
He requested me “don’t go”..someone please stop the train..

Hard to call it any other time..creativity all over, and the nights were insane..
To get in it was easy..waving goodbye gave 100 deaths of pain..

No matter what, was worth the time that we could spend…
And as they say, “all good things come to an end”!!!….