Requests For Startups: Recruiting with Aline Lerner and Tasneem Minadakis


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Aline Lerner (@alinelernerLLC), founder of, and Tasneem Minadakis, Engineering Leader at Google and advisor to, join Erik to talk about recruiting software engineers and opportunities in the recruiting space more broadly. Aline explains how allows for anonymous interviews, including the story of creating software to mask voices so neither side could tell who exactly the other party was. She talks about some of the correlations they found in their studies between the quality of a resume and likelihood of getting extended an offer, and whether the school you went to or companies you worked for are predictive of success in a job. Tasneem talks about how they are working on they are working on changing recruitment process at Google and some of the insights she’s gained over the years in various organizations. They also talk about the unique dynamics of recruitment businesses, the potential for disruption in the recruitment space, and whether LinkedIn might be disrupted. Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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