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Passionate Coders

One of the best pieces of advice my father gave me was to set yourself up to love your job. Depending on what your passions are, this could require a college degree, an apprenticeship, or years of paying your dues in the minor leagues. As I’ve gotten to know some software developers over the years, one of the things that impresses me the most about them is their passion for what they do. These people love talking about software languages, frameworks, and the projects they’re currently working on. Some even do side projects as a hobby because they love to code.


As with any profession, there are always some who consider coding to be merely a job that pays the bills. Or as a way to climb the corporate ladder. And it goes without saying that the most valuable devs are going to be the ones for whom coding is a passion. Ideally, an employer will be able to determine which ones love to code and which ones do it out of a sense of duty. These interview questions can help recruiters discern between the two:


  • Why did you choose to learn to code?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?


In case it’s not obvious why it’s better to hire a developer who is passionate about coding, consider the thought of Walt Disney being indifferent about the idea of entertaining families. He might have retired once his animated mouse became a cultural phenomenon. The world would have missed out on such a tremendous gift if Walt had not been passionate about his craft.

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Don’t just survive, thrive

Two years ago, the world completely changed and companies in every industry had to adapt to a new economy. From Zoom meetings to outdoor dining tents, business leaders relied on their survival instincts to come up with crucial and creative solutions in order to keep their doors open and ride out the storm.

Today, we have a different mountain to climb. Regardless of your definition of a recession, it is clear that we are in one of the most challenging economies we have seen in decades. Survival instincts are once again rising to the surface among companies in every industry. While some solutions may be obvious, others might not be. Labor costs are obviously high, but offshoring that labor to Asia might not be as straightforward as it once was. 


This is where nearshoring comes in. With the US inflation rate hovering around 9%, companies that can reduce costs without sacrificing quality will have a stark advantage over those that can’t (or won’t) reduce costs. In the software industry, the talent pool in Latin America is rich. Back in the early 2000s, Mexico began to improve their higher education system and within a few years, their universities were churning out well educated graduates in software engineering. Fast forward to 2022, these graduates now have several years of experience under their belt and even have some significant experience working for large American companies such as Venmo and Shopify. Mexico isn’t the only country that has used this strategy. Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia are all among the top 50 countries with the best software talent. This is no small feat.


Reducing costs while maintaining high quality standards with a team that shares your cultural values and works in a similar time zone? Sounds like a pretty obvious decision. In the words of the great Jack Sparrow, “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” Once we understand how we can position ourselves to beat out the competition, we will not just survive in a tough economy, we will thrive!

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Be The Hero

Managers have a multi-faceted job that requires a variety of skills, not the least of which is creativity. One of the jobs of a manager is to bring new ideas to the table so that his or her superiors can decide whether or not to implement them. It can be tricky, and even intimidating, trying to convince your superiors that your idea could be good for the company. But there are some things you can do to help your boss understand why your idea can take the company to the next level.

Explain the Benefits

As clearly as you can, communicate how your idea benefits the company. Use charts & graphs if needed. If there is no benefit, your boss won’t have an interest in implementing your idea. Be articulate and do your research. Bad communicating can kill an idea.


Show Your Passion

Showing a passion for your idea will help your superiors get excited about it also. It’s hard to get excited about an idea when it’s being pitched in a robotic, monotone presentation. This is your opportunity to be a coach to your boss, helping him or her to see something that might not be immediately apparent. 


A Bad Idea Might Not Be Bad

Don’t withhold an idea just because you think it will be perceived as a bad one. Some of the best outcomes have started with seemingly bad ideas. The first guy to suggest moving from print newspaper to online newspaper started a global and lucrative movement, but this might not have sounded like the best idea in the early 90’s.


In the IT/software industry, many ideas come and go. As a manager, don’t let the idea of nearshoring slip through your bosses fingers. Show them the benefits of outsourcing to a relatively local region without the headaches of offshoring to the other side of the globe. Be the hero that takes your company to the next level.

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Desarrollo de software en empresas nacionales vs internacionales

¿Cuál es la mejor opción de trabajo?

En el mundo del desarrollo de software para empresas, es relativamente “fácil” (a diferencia de otras industrias) encontrar trabajo en empresas internacionales. 

Esta es una ventaja ya que el abanico de posibilidades es más grande y las fronteras geográficas no te limitan de encontrar la empresa adecuada, sin embargo, en todo trabajo existen ventajas y desventajas.

En el caso de las empresas nacionales vs internacionales existen diferencias que se reflejan en los beneficios, posibilidades de expansión internacional, sueldos, puestos o bonos que pueden  ofrecer, pero cabe destacar que tal como lo hemos mencionado previamente, ninguna es mejor que otra, lo importante son las prioridades y metas que tenga cada trabajador. 

Dicho esto, estas son algunas de las diferencias que podemos encontrar al colaborar en una empresa nacional vs una internacional.

En la empresa multinacional:

  • Los ejecutivos pueden llegar a ganas 25% más.
  • Tienen una atractiva estructura de bonos.
  • Apoyo a la formación a través de financiamiento de diplomados, MBAs o cursos de idiomas.
  • 60% más de probabilidades de internacionalizar su carrera profesional.
  • Empleos remotos que te permiten mayor libertad.

En la empresa nacional: 

  • Se puede llegar a un puesto corporativo 15% más rápido.
  • Mayor cercania con los tomadores de decisión.
  • Ofrecen beneficios basados en las leyes del país. 

Haz un análisis de tus prioridades personales y considera estos factores antes de tomar cualquier decisión.

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Mejora y Actualización Continua en la industria de SaaS

Una empresa de servicios de Software exitosa escucha lo que sus clientes tienen qué decir, para mejorar y actualizar continuamente su producto con la finalidad de que cada vez sea mejor y de mayor calidad.

Escuchar al cliente permite a la empresa eliminar funciones innecesarias o realizar modificaciones que agilicen los procesos y mejoren la experiencia de uso.

Pon atención e investiga lo que los clientes actuales y antiguos dicen de la empresa, te dará una idea de donde está parada.

Una empresa de desarrollo de Software exitosa invierte en su gente

¿Alguna vez has escuchado a alguien quejarse porque lleva años desempeñando el mismo puesto de trabajo y que no ha tenido la oportunidad de crecer profesionalmente por falta de actualización?

Existen muchas empresas que al darse cuenta de que necesitan actualizarse en cierta área en lugar de invertir en capacitaciones, cursos, etc. para el equipo que ya tienen, prefieren contratar a alguien externo. 

Si bien esta no es una decisión errónea, la realidad es que cuando las empresas eligen esta vía, le quitan la oportunidad de crecer a los colaboradores que ya son parte de la empresa, lo cual limita sus oportunidades y a la larga puede generar cierta falta de compromiso o fidelidad, en pocas palabras: un alto nivel de rotación. 

En cambio cuando una empresa se preocupa por capacitar y actualizar constantemente a sus colaboradores, ambos ganan, debido a que generan oportunidades dentro de la empresa, ahorran y se genera un sentimiento de lealtad y confianza entre el trabajador y la empresa y viceversa.

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How long does it take to hire someone?

“Help Wanted!” This traditional window sign evokes images of a store owner recruiting and ultimately hiring the best available talent on the market. Finding the right candidate to fill a vacant position is one of the most important tasks that a company will engage in because of its multi-layered effects on the organization. So it is imperative that sufficient time and effort is given to such a task. This can be costly in terms of time and money.

For this reason, along with several others, recruiting firms have become very important. According to LinkedIn, only 30% of companies are able to fill a vacant role within 30 days. The other 70% take anywhere between 1-4 months. Recruiting firms are able to streamline this process to make it cost-effective for their clients. These firms have a vast network of resources that enable them to identify the best talent in a short amount of time. They often work with other recruiting firms and help one another fill vacant positions. Crossbridge has a vast, international network from which to draw high quality software talent and take the burden off of hiring managers to find the best candidates for the best prices.
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Do you have a plan? presented 5 questions that interviewees should ask in an interview. One of these questions is “I know things are quite uncertain right now but as we continue to navigate this time, what are the company’s top priorities and plans for the next few months?” 

Any company that is seeking long-term growth would answer something like this: Our company’s priority is to serve our clients to the best of our ability. Our plan is to find the best and most cost-effective resources available.

Nearshoring accomplishes both of these goals. Cost-effectiveness combined with some of the most renowned talent worldwide. Be ready to answer tough questions in a tough economy!

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Giving thanks!

Ever since President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, this country has pressed pause on everyday life during the last Thursday in November to express gratitude for all that we have. While we at Crossbridge Global Partners are always thankful, we would like to take this time to express our gratitude to everyone that helps make us one of the fastest growing nearshore & staff augmentation firms in the country.

To our recruiters & software developers in Mexico and our support team in the US, we thank you for your hard work, dependability, and attention to detail that make Crossbridge a great place to work, succeed, and grow together. To the companies that we partner with in the US, we thank you for your loyalty and the relationships we have been able to establish with you. We look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration in the years to come.

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Remote work is here to stay

Recent research shows that the majority of managers say that working remotely has surpassed their expectations. Remote work is here to stay for several reasons: lower overhead costs, higher productivity, competition to retain top talent, and many more. This seemingly permanent shift to remote work in many industries is causing companies to re-evaluate their business strategies. Policies that were once out of the question are now being revisited.

Take offshoring, for example. With so much tech work being done remotely these days, software companies are more open to the idea of developers and engineers working off-site. This is where nearshoring comes in. The cost-effectiveness of offshoring without the financial and physical hassle of your team being on the other side of the planet, that is what makes nearshoring so attractive!

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There’s an app for that!

“There’s an app for that.” These days, we have apps for just about everything. There is even an app that organizes all of your apps. Between the abundance of apps, business software, streaming services, and cloud storage, the demand for software developers has been increasing at a rapid rate in recent years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of software developers will grow 22% from 2019 to 2029, with the need for new apps on smartphones and tablets fueling this increase. 

Remember Economics 101: an increase in demand leads to an increase in price. Software developers can expect to bring home bigger paychecks as demand for their services increases. Fortunately for companies who depend on developers, there is a pool of high-quality devs right next door to us. Mexican universities have been producing highly educated tech talent, and Mexican companies have given that talent ample experience. The result is a reservoir of experienced & educated software talent ready to serve American companies. Nearshoring brings the benefits of offshoring without the expense of having a team on the other side of the planet.

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