Hiring Tip #4: Use the power of your one-on-one network

“Just go network. You’ll find the people (or the job) you’re looking for.” Yeah. Right. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy? If you’re like most technical managers (or technical people looking for a job), networking is not one of your innate skills. Here are some suggestions to help you network: Attend local …

Hiring Tip #3: Phone screen all candidates before the interview

If you’re a hiring manager, you’re probably faced with a gazillion resumes. You’ve taken the first step and screened the resumes (more on that in a future tip). Now you’re thinking about bringing candidates in for an interview.Stop. Don’t just bring people in for an interview. Phone screen candidates first. Ask questions to verify the …