Re: [ljc] Interesting read

From: Joseph O.
Sent on: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:36 AM
Hi Kari,

Yes that's a very good question. The right candidate still has to be picked to give the small piece of work.

The way I would identify the right person would be to look at who has the most relevant experience for what I am hiring them for. I would look at references (relevant to the actual work done previously and not HR type references).

A general chat with a good technologist reveals a lot. Also, one should not be afraid of treating applications on a first come, first serve basis. If the first CV I look at has what I need, I call the person up and have a technical discussion about their experience and what they have done, I should not be afraid to give them the small piece of work on a temp basis to try them out. I have nothing to lose. If the person isn't right, I let them go and I would probably identify this within a couple of days of the person starting the small piece of work.

The good thing here is emphasis is laid on what the technologist can do - the practical side of things. The best way to know if someone is capable is to see them in action. Action speaks much louder than tests, sorry meant words.

Regards

Joseph
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From: Kari <[address removed]>
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Date: Sat, 31 Aug[masked]:43:53 -0400
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Subject: RE: [ljc] Interesting read

Joseph
 
I too thought this was a useful article. I'd like to know how you decide who to give the small piece of work to in order to test them?
 
How do you pin point the one or even two people in the first place?
 
I guess the smaller the role, (in terms of pay or time or qualification), the less you can afford to spend on long interviews.
 
Kari
 
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From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]]On Behalf Of Sergio Viademonte
Sent: 30 August[masked]:18
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Subject: Re: [ljc] Interesting read

hi Joshep,

thanks for highlighting this article! 
I could not agree more with the author!

brilliant!!!
 
Sergio V.

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Sergio Viademonte.
IT Architect. UK.


From: Joseph Odanmen <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, August 30,[masked]:51 PM
Subject: [ljc] Interesting read

Hello all,

I read this article and wanted to find out if developers felt the same way about interviews and the recruitment process for hiring developers.

I know this is a topic that touches a nerve so I thought I post this link to the LJC. Do you agree with what's in the article? Would it be great if this was the way developers got hired? Can recruitment firms drive this way of recruiting for all roles (permanent and contract)? - one for you Barry.

https://medium.com/lessons-learned/80ba19c55883#!

Regards

Joseph
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