Make the most of your open reqs

 

Have one or two open reqs? Want to make the most of them? Follow these steps:

  1. Define the job. Don’t create a laundry list of tools and technology. Create a set of requirements for the position:
    • Who will the person interact with, and how
    • What the person needs to know about the product domain
    • What kinds of non-technical skills the person needs
  2. Review resumes looking for experience that is relevant to your job. Education is somewhat relevant, as is years of experience. However, if the education is more than 5 or 6 years old, the candidate’s most recent experience is even more relevant.
  3. Ask great interview questions.
    • Ask behavior-description questions to hear the person’s story
    • Create and use auditions to see a person at work
  4. Don’t forget to check references

There’s more to hiring than this quick list, but start here and you won’t be disappointed.

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