Are you a little short of cash for your summer vacation? Maybe you’re a recent college grad with a pile of student loans to pay back? Or you’re looking for a downpayment on a new house? Well, if you know a good software developer in Cambridge or Dublin (or one willing to relocate to either city) then refer that person to Hubspot and you could be rewarded with a $30,000 referral bonus.
The highly competitive market for developers is forcing companies in need of them to go to new lengths to find good candidates. Last month I wrote about a company offering a free puppy (well, really, $1,000 to buy a puppy, and a free year of dog sitting) as a bonus for anyone referring a developer to them. Now Cambridge-based Hubspot, which offers inbound marketing software as a service, and in the past offered a $10,000 referral bonus for anyone referring a developer (8 of which such bonuses were paid out in 2012, they tell me), has taken things up several more notches by promising a $30,000 referral bonus.
The bonus is available to anyone who refers a candidate who gets hired as a developer on their product team. Here are the official rules:
Referrals must be submitted to Hubspot using this form by July 31, 2013
The candidate you are referring must know you (no referring strangers!)
Hubspot must meet with your candidate within 30 days of referral
Your candidate must be hired within 6 months of referral
If you candidate gets hired, once he or she has been working at HubSpot for 120 days, you get the $30k
Easy peasy, right? If you know a developer to recommend, but you don’t need money for a vacation or to pay off student loans to buy a house, you could still put that $30,000 to good use in other ways, like, for instance:
Use it for a down payment on an All Tune and Lube franchise
Hire Snooki to come and do a Q&A at your next Rotary luncheon
If you happen to get the $30,000 referral bonus, be sure to let me know so I can follow up and find out how you spent the money - and maybe have a sip of that ‘47 Cheval Blanc.
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