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An Alternative Hiring Candidate Funnel

Here is an alternative funnel, with what I hope is a better sense of proportion and scale. Your comments helped me a lot. Here’s the idea behind the funnel. You have ads that help your candidates screen themselves in or … Continue reading

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The Hiring Candidate Funnel

I like to think of a funnel as the way we bring candidates into the organization and through the recruiting process. The resumes are the huge intake. The resume review starts to narrow the funnel, the phone screen narrows it … Continue reading

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Phone Screens for Junior People

There’s a question on one of the forums, about how to ask questions in a phone screen for junior developers. I thought I would answer it here, and then post a link. These tips work for junior developers, testers, writers, … Continue reading

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Hiring Managers Phone Screen

I had a lovely email conversation with someone who wanted to hire a firm to perform phone screens. That just makes no sense to me. Here’s what happens when a hiring manager performs the phone screens: When a hiring manager … Continue reading

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Ask About Salary in the Phone Screen

  In his comment, Justice points to the other side of when to ask salary questions. Too early, and you have the problem outlined in When to Ask About Salary. Too late, and you have Justice’s problem. The way you … Continue reading

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Make Your Phone Screens More Effective

I’m doing a webinar Thursday, May 17 for Kennedy. See Using Behavior Description Questions in Phone Screens. I am expecting to take questions and help people convert their essential technical skill, non-technical skill, and elimination questions into behavior-description questions. I … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From a Recent Column

I was surprised by the comments I received on my Stickyminds article last week. Then I read Brian Marick’s insightful Tester who can script and I may have the words to describe my surprise and concerns. I was surprised by … Continue reading

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Hiring Tip #9: Schedule Phone Screens

Smart hiring managers know to use a phone screen to screen in appropriate candidates and screen out unsuitable candidates. And they know that before you start the phone screen, you verify this is still a good time to call. But … Continue reading

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Prepare for a Phone Screen

Back in March, I posted an entry for hiring managers on how to develop a phone screen for candidates. Here’s a tip for candidates on how to prepare for a phone screen. (Hiring managers, most of this applies to you … Continue reading

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How to Stop a Phone Screen When the Candidate is Not Suitable

So you’ve developed a phone screen of 10-12 questions, with your elimination factor questions at the top. You’ve hit a snag with a candidate and you’re sure the candidate will not fit your position. What do you do? Stop the … Continue reading

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