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Tag Archives: Hiring the Best
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.