Tag Archives: Hiring the Best

Make Your Job Ads Work For You

I recently worked with a hiring manager who was having trouble with his job ads. They were not working for him. The ads were not screening out the more senior people. They were not screening in the more junior people. … Continue reading

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When You Have a New Kind of Job

It’s easy to hire for a “normal” kind of job, where you say, “Developer” and everyone knows what you mean. But what if you are looking for a new kind of role, say, “knowledge management” or “social media guru”? Those … Continue reading

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Hiring the Best… is available in PDF

Big news! I’m thrilled to announce that Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People is available in PDF from Dorset House. For those of you who sent me private email, I … Continue reading

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Waiting for the “Perfect” Candidate

I received a call from a recruiter-colleague yesterday, bemoaning a hiring manager who was waiting for the “perfect” candidate. “I’ve sent her 5 great candidates, but none of them are perfect. Doesn’t she have to fill this position?” Well, maybe … Continue reading

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What Your Job Ad Can Do For You

I’m teaching PSL this week with Esther and Jerry. I met one of the participants for the first time yesterday morning, and he thanked me for writing the Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers book. I thanked him, and asked what … Continue reading

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Another Review

Esther Schindler posted a great review of Hiring the Best, called Fluff-Free, Pragmatic IT Hiring Advice. She even linked the book to a hiring mistake she’d made earlier in her career. Thanks, Esther!

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Another Review for Hiring the Best…

Sherri Vokey posted a review of “Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds” at on my desk :: Hiring the Best: Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds. I was pleasantly surprised when she said …Part I perhaps offers the most … Continue reading

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More Praise for Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds…

I love hearing good things about my book. I heard two great things last week. First, the book was reviewed by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) in the Software Engineering Notes Volume 31, Issue 2. Here’s the review. You … Continue reading

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Review Posted on Stickyminds

I just read Lee Copeland’s review on Stickyminds. If you don’t read Stickyminds regularly, consider it. I’m a regular columnist for Stickyminds and have written columns about hiring in the last couple of years.

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Some Templates Posted

I may not have been blogging much these days, but I have been busy. I’ve posted three templates to my website. Job analysis template (in pdf) Job description template (in pdf) Job advertisement template (in pdf) As with all templates, … Continue reading

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