Tag Archives: Hiring Geeks That Fit

What Does Your Interviewing Reveal About You?

Did you read When Did You Last “Shop” Your Candidate Experience? See the common complaints from candidates: Distracted interviewers Late or no-show interviewers Non-job relevant questions You don’t have to vie for a “Best Place to Work” award or a … Continue reading

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Tech Managers: Time to Grow Up and Manage Like Humans

I read Technology’s Man Problem in the New York Times this weekend. I thought those days were long gone. I guess not. Since when it is acceptable to make any comment about anybody’s body part at work? Hello? Are we … Continue reading

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Hiring Trap: Don’t Hire Anyone Older Than…

When I was a young developer, my employers were hungry for talent. They hired women, as well as men. Of course, my first employer wanted to know what birth control I used, which was an illegal question at the time. … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Take Hiring Shortcuts?

There are many hiring traps and shortcuts, especially for technical people. Partially that’s because too few HR people know about technical people. But, partially that’s because too many technical people think, “I have a job, I must know what it … Continue reading

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Three Interview Questions That Don’t Gauge Cultural Fit

I saw this post on Twitter, The 3 Interview Questions You Should Ask to Instantly Gauge Fit. I got excited. Oh, maybe we do have questions that address cultural fit. No such luck. More stupid irrelevant and hypothetical questions. I … Continue reading

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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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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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Negotiate Your Salary Offer? Three Stories

When I was a hiring manager, I almost never negotiated the offer I made to candidates. Why? I got to know people during the interviewing. I often asked in the phone screen when I knew I wanted to bring someone … Continue reading

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Hiring for an Agile Team: Create the Agile Interview

When I talk about interviewing an agile team, many people think, “Oh, we should pair!” and that’s it. But, many teams don’t pair regularly. If you pair in the interview and you don’t pair at work, you have an incongruent … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs

I just finished

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