Mark Stagno

Meet Mark Stagno

A Little About Me

The one piece of advice I always give to employers or job seekers is: 

I always encourage job seekers to be prepared for interviews. It's something basic that many overlook. The best way to be engaged in an interview is through genuine excitement which can only come from doing the necessary research in advance.

The biggest mistake I see employers or job seekers make is: 

I see a number of software engineers reach a point where they feel that "moving up the ladder" is a good career move. They feel they aren't growing if they don't move into a leadership position. If someone is passionate about becoming a leader, they should pursue that interest; however, in software "you are your skillset," and I get nervous when people become removed from the code base because they feel it's the only way to advance their career. It's dangerous in this industry to let your technical skills atrophy. There are other options to advance your career while ensuring that your career will have stability.

The favorite part of my job is: 

Helping people to advance their careers. It's rewarding to get to know someone who is looking for the right environment to grow, and over time partner with them and go digging for the right thing that ultimately puts them in a better situation and allows them to move their career forward.

Testimonials

"Working with Mark Stagno was a great experience. His feedback was insightful and reassuring. He made me feel comfortable working with him instantly. Whenever I'm looking for a … Read more
"Mark Stagno was great. He found us some good candidates and even followed up at the end from his vacation. We look forward to working with you in the future." - Michael C.
"It was great working with Mark. His end goal was not to make a quick buck off of me, instead it was to find me the right job and I greatly appreciate that. Thank you.” Krikor … Read more
"My kudos goes to Mark Stagno in running a successful search. Mark was very professional, diligent and possessed the right amount of client inclusion to keep us abreast of his … Read more