Jason Stomel

Jason Stomel

Jason is the founder and CEO of Cadre; a talent agency, recruiting software incubator and Angel Investor. He has been recruiting in LA for 12 years across a portfolio of startups ranging from Pre-Series A to publicly traded tech companies and Venture Capitalists.

How To Determine If You’re Working With A Reputable Recruiter

Over the last decade, recruiters have received a bad rep. That fact has made the process of finding a good recruiter increasingly difficult. Much of that is due to bad operators who hire inexperienced talent and then throw them into the fire without proper training in not only the processes and relationships but also the ethics and morality.  There’s a lot at stake when a job candidate works with a...

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Salary Negotiation: 5 Reasonable Salary Asks

Bringing up the topic of salary during the hiring process. Awkward. Nerve-wracking. Necessary.  The worst feeling? You start negotiating with yourself before you even bring up the conversation of your compensation. The good news - you’re not alone. This topic is generally the most “outlawed” when it comes to employment.  Let’s first take a step back to assess the situation. It’s common for most candidates to want to disclose as...

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The Golden Age of Remote-Only Requests

Our approach to talent in the 21st century is more complex than ever before. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. As talent identification, access to talent, and retention become more important for corporations and startups, we’ve seen the simultaneous emergence of another workforce - the remote-only economy, or “gig” economy.  This economy is powerful. So much so that it’s shifting and transforming professional culture as we know it. Working remotely allows team...

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Startup or Large Company: What’s a Good Fit for You?

It’s the great American debate of the 21st century, right - startup or corporate? Initially, we think of this question, and our minds run through the paces of the many buzzwords of business that apply to both structures. Leadership. Management. Vision. Operations. Financials. Products. Services.  Yet, there are clear differences and big distinctions between how both a startup and a corporation approach all of the aforementioned. But, really what it’s...

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An Engineer’s Guide to Picking The Right Startup To Join

Many engineers are lured by the growth potential of joining a startup. Not only will you get exciting and innovative projects to work on but you can also have the opportunity to create a trail-blazing product with high impact. Working for a great startup can give you tremendous satisfaction and accelerate your career but joining a bad one can lead to burnout, frustration, and disenchantment. Over the course of your...

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How the Stock Market Affects the Job Market

The recent stock market plummet has sent many people into wondering if the job market will follow suit, affecting their careers and livelihoods. The good news is, even though the health of the stock market does have an impact on the job market, it’s often not a one-to-one correlation. The Stock Market As an Indicator of Shareholder Confidence The stock market reflects not only the strength of the economy at...

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