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Avoid Contributing to the “Global Epidemic” of Poor Job Fit

I read this article, “Poor Job Fit: A Growing Global Epidemic.” Julie Moreland, the author, says our hiring approaches neglects to account for an individual’s suitability for a potential job. … Research from Towers Watson shows that companies with high … Continue reading

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How to Show Agile Behaviors on a Resume, Starting with Collaboration

Back at OOP 2012, I gave a talk called “Six Behaviors to Consider When Hiring for an Agile Team.” These are all team-based, interpersonal skills that any team needs, but are critical on an agile team: collaboration; how to stop … Continue reading

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Wading Through Applicants

It’s now a hiring manager’s market. That means hiring managers can be picky and try to find just the right person for the open req. But, it also means that many applicants exist for each open req, and all of … Continue reading

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Stickyminds Column About Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team

Based on my Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team posts, I wrote a column for Stickyminds, Recognizing Agile Candidates. You can leave comments there or here.

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Using Essays Instead of Resumes

Last week at SD, I met up with Brian Robertson of Ternary Software, a small consulting company in the Philadelphia area. They have a different approach for their first contact with a candidate: they ask candidates to fill out essays … Continue reading

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Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team: Summary

I hope that when you read these posts, you came to the same conclusion I did. It’s almost impossible to detect from a resume whether or not a candidate is accustomed to an agile project, or could work on an … Continue reading

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Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team: Qualities, Preferences, Non-Technical Skills

So, if you were looking for a developer or a tester or a business analyst (or a whatever role) for your agile team, what qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills might that person have? And, is there a way to recognize … Continue reading

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Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team: What are the Principles Underlying the Projects?

As Esther says in her fine comment, There are lots of ways to do all these things — and sometimes teams do all the “practices” but still don’t meet the principles. Exactly. And it’s very hard to see the principles … Continue reading

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Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team: Look for Practices

Once you’ve seen some evidence of a lifecycle, look for the practices the candidate has used on projects. To be honest, I can imagine seeing one or two of these on a resume; certainly not all. Test-driven development (likely to … Continue reading

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Reviewing Resumes for an Agile Team: Start with Lifecycles

I spoke with a recruiter yesterday about how to hire people for an agile team. Her client had suggested she look for people with XP experience, and that candidates have “stand-up meetings” on their resume. Oh no. Looking for agile … Continue reading

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