About Golden Squirrel

A Wee History and Context

Golden Squirrel was started by Chase and Jeff. We didn't know exactly what we wanted this all to be at first, but here's what we did know: there was a huge disconnect between the common hiring flow and the landscape of supply and demand for quality engineering talent.

We love engineers. Engineers are building the new world.

Basically, there's plenty of companies that were looking for engineers, but quality engineers are not generally in a desparate job search. The engineers that are looking for jobs are often frustrated with the process of finding them.

So we decided to do something about it. We started by building a platform that would help companies find the best engineers for their teams. We also built a platform that would help engineers find the best companies to work for.

It's like a dating site for engineers and companies, and companies have to show their profile, salary range and hiring flow first. That way, engineers know if a conversation is worth their time.

We wanted to turn the hiring process on its head. We wanted to provide humanity and transparency to the job hunt for engineers, so that employers were vetted before employees.

Our mission is to provide unique content that shows companies for who they are, who the people leading them are, and what they are like! Our goal is to provide a way for great companies to find great talent through real content that no on else has.

CJ Origin Story

CJ the squirrel had always been an ambitious little creature. From a young age, he was determined to make his mark on the world and be the best at whatever he set his mind to. As he grew older, he began to develop a keen interest in technology and, in particular, software engineering.

One day, while out foraging for food, CJ stumbled upon a group of software engineers who were having trouble finding jobs. They were frustrated and discouraged, and CJ could see the disappointment on their faces. He knew he had to do something to help.

Using his quick wit and clever mind, CJ set out to find the best job opportunities for these talented engineers. He scoured the internet, networking with HR professionals and recruiting agencies, and eventually landed several promising leads.

As word of CJ's success spread, more and more software engineers began seeking his help. CJ was happy to oblige, always working tirelessly to find the best job matches for his clients. He quickly gained a reputation for being honest, authentic, and fiercely loyal to those he worked with.

But CJ wasn't content to simply help his clients find jobs. He also wanted to ensure that they were working for honest, trustworthy companies. So he began secretly vetting potential employers, making sure they were up to his high standards before recommending them to his clients.

This dedication to honesty and authenticity drove some HR professionals crazy, but CJ didn't care. He was driven by a sense of purpose and a desire to do right by those he worked with. And in the end, that's all that mattered to him.

Today, CJ the squirrel is one of the most respected and sought-after job search advisors in the software engineering industry. His clients know they can trust him to always be honest and authentic, and they are grateful for his unwavering commitment to finding them the best job opportunities.