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Interview Questions to Consider Asking, Part 2

Part 1 of this is More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1. There are more questions from Interview Questions: Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorites. I had mixed feelings about these questions. You need to be a savvy interviewer to … Continue reading

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More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1

I was reading Interview Questions: Hiring Experts Reveal Their Favorites. Some of them are quite good. But some of them? Not so much. Here are the ones you should avoid, and why: Who do you most admire and why? What … Continue reading

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When is “Hiring for Culture” Discrimination?

There’s a great post, Please: Stop “Hiring to Cultural Fit”. Laura Bergells explains the problems of what she sees when people supposedly hire for cultural fit: They consider for personality first They consider tech and business skills second If you … Continue reading

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Hiring is a Team Sport

Shane Hastie, my sometime coauthor, and sometime co-teacher, interviewed me for InfoQ about Hiring Geeks That Fit. We had a great time, and the interview shows it. I hope you enjoy the interview. One of the things I say in … Continue reading

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Do We Have a War for Talent in Software?

I’m at the SHRM conference in Chicago this week, courtesy of Dice.com. I blog for them, and am working on an agile recruiting series. Watch for it, in the coming weeks. I read this piece, The War for STEM Talent … Continue reading

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Hiring for Your Team, One Day Workshop in Sweden

I will be at Let’s Test the week of May 20. I am offering a version of my new hiring workshop, Hiring For Your Team: Culture Trumps (Technical) Skills. If you will be at Let’s Test and you have not … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea: Hire the Unemployed

Did you read The Jobless Trap? In it, Paul Krugman asserts we are creating an underclass of long-term unemployed. This is what really stood out for me: This could happen because their work skills atrophy, but a more likely reason … Continue reading

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Cultural Fit Trumps Competence? Maybe

Did you see Cultural Fit Trumps Competence? I don’t know that cultural fit trumps competence. I know that it’s critically important. For geeks, you need a minimum of technical skills and then cultural fit is critically important. I do agree … Continue reading

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Answer Questions, Yes. Housekeys? No

There’s an article in the Huffington Post about asking candidates to turn over their Facebook login credentials, so the interviewers can see their “private” pages. If you provide your login credentials, your private Facebook pages are no longer private, are … Continue reading

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Can Anyone That Old Know Anything?

I was talking with a client recently, who was professing his desire for younger candidates. “Can anyone older than 35 or 40 really know anything?” was his concern. I sat there, a little nonplussed. “How old do you think I … Continue reading

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