Using Writing and Speaking to Recruit Candidates, Part 1

I have a colleague—a development manager—who blogs about once every week or two, speaks at one or two conferences each year, and gives local talks to professional groups in his area. He says candidates send him email asking for a job. Not all those candidates are reasonable candidates for his open positions, but many are. …

What’s Important to You About a Candidate?

As candidate evaluations go, you gotta hand it to the 2008 presidential candidates. They are “interviewing” for the job for longer than the apprentices on the TV show. I was watching the news recently about polling results of the 2008 presidential election. I wasn’t surprised at the top few qualifications: experience, competence, values, and character. …

Hiring for Team Fit

“I need another tester for my team” – Test Manager “I’m looking for a developer/architect/someone senior for my team” – Development manager Two managers, two teams. Although each manager has a group he calls a team, the teams are quite different. The test manager has a pool of people whom he assigns to projects in …