Non-RSS readers of StorageMojo may have noticed something new today: job listings. This is a partial answer to the question “how can StorageMojo do more for the smartest audience in the storage industry (while doing a little something for StorageMojo)?

StorageMojo has teamed up with Ray Holley, a dynamic tech recruiter, to offer startups and emerging companies – the big guys have plenty of people working for them – flexible and cost-effective recruiting services. In a small company every hire matters. One wrong hire can poison a team and set you back months – if you can afford months. And the right hire can supercharge you.

Which is where StorageMojo’s smart and passionate cohort comes in. If you’re doing something new and different in storage, monstrous job boards aren’t where the talent is. StorageMojo is.

And if you’re looking to do something new and different in storage, the startup scene is zestier than ever. Between flash, cloud, scale-out, consumerization and virtualization there are more degrees of freedom in storage than anytime in the last 30 years. And the growing storage needs of customers ensure that new niches and markets will be spawning.

Learn more at StorageMojo careers. Or click on the listed jobs.

The StorageMojo take
Hiring is one of the toughest jobs in a startup, right after raising money. I know from experience that good people make all the difference.

In a big company you can hire someone – even an executive – who doesn’t know what he’s doing and ease them out after a year or so with no great damage. But not in a small company.

So I wish every hiring manager the best of luck – whether they work with us or not – because it’s the people that make your company go.

Courteous comments welcome, of course. Feel free to share hiring stories – good and bad – in the comments.