Hiring Geeks That Fit is Available at the Pragmatic Bookshelf

Drum roll please… I am very pleased to announce that Hiring Geeks That Fit is also available at the Pragmatic Bookshelf! I self-published the book at leanpub, and announced it over on Hiring Technical People, and have been writing about it in my newsletter for a few months. And, not everyone knew about it. I …

Are Your Interview Questions Selling People on Your Organization?

Your interview questions and your auditions should sell people on working for you. It’s that simple. You don’t need to sell people on working for your company. When I teach interviewing, that’s what I teach. And, every single time, my workshop participants roll their eyes and don’t believe me until we start crafting their interview …

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 levels of employee engagement improved operating income by 19.2 percent, while those with low levels …

Skills for 2013: It’s Not About Tools or Technology

I was reading Must-Have Job Skills in 2013, and I was struck by the skills Mantell says job-seekers must have: Clear communications Personal branding Flexibility Productivity improvement Here’s what these mean for great geeks: Communications mean you have to be able to discuss what you mean with and without the correct jargon. With jargon, you …