Recruiting talented people has always been challenging.
In some years that meant competing with a hot new company that aggressively courted every fresh graduate with promises of stock options and IPO glory. In other years there wasn’t a specific company so much as an entire rising industry looking for people (I’m looking at you cloud services, driverless cars, and peer-to-peer sharing). Either way, we understood the yearly back and forth. Our job was to explain to candidates how we stacked up, and more importantly, why a career at Jane Street might be the right choice for many of them.
But this year I got to learn a new name for a new challenge. “Unraveling”.