A hiring test I'd like to run

by @edent | | 12 comments | Read ~15,514 times.

A pet cat typing on a computer keyboard.

(For the avoidance of doubt, I have nothing to do with hiring at my employer. This test is probably deeply problematic in ways you'll angrily Tweet me about.) I'd like to tell you a story! I am a teenager applying for temp jobs. It's the late 1990s and the temp agency have asked me to…

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The Secret Rules For Getting Hired

by @edent | , , , | 8 comments | Read ~15,917 times.

Web Developer with a job (has a great big beard). Web Developer without a job (is clean shaven).

I'm going to let you in to three TOP SECRET rules for getting hired. These are the hidden techniques used by TOP interviewers… Never Tell The Candidates The Rules Of Success I read an infuriating blog post recently: "If someone doesn't send a thank you email, don't hire them". This is a great way to…

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Does Google's Hiring Process Put Off Talented Applicants?

by @edent | , , | 1 comment | Read ~5,893 times.

I was contacted by a Google recruiter the other day - and I turned them down without a second thought. Part of the reason is that I'm happy in my current role (hi boss!) - and another part is that last year Google deleted me. But perhaps the biggest reason is Google's awful reputation when…

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