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By Sean Landis

This ebook offers a clean strategy that's proven via fireplace: constructed through the writer in over two decades of expertise hiring software program pros at either small businesses and massive. Drawing on ideas from the "agile" software program improvement circulation, this e-book bargains a distinct solution to take into consideration hiring.

This booklet bargains particular and sensible concepts that can assist you rent higher now. It additionally supplies your hiring employees a version for continually bettering person and organizational hiring abilities. As you develop into extra expert in hiring, you'll get pleasure from this publication in new methods. Get your hiring group at the related web page by way of hiring. This booklet is a must-have reference for somebody inquisitive about hiring software program pros.

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If it is consistent with the rest of the résumé, the candidate may be more grounded, more realistic, and more mature. 2 Chapter 3 · Reviewing Résumés Skills The skills section usually serves two purposes. The first is to convey information to a human; the second is to convey information to a computer program. In either case, the typical skills section will be stuffed with a list of buzzwords that add very little value. Usually, the skills section will include every technology the candidate has been in proximity with, regardless of whether it was actually used.

3 Chapter 3 · Reviewing Résumés Focus on how well the candidate matches the job description. If the résumé lists skills, take note of the ones you are interested in, but do not make any judgments on mastery by virtue of name-dropping. As previously mentioned, the technologies are often listed to get through a filtering program or process. Focus on the details of the candidate’s employment history to find evidence of actual technology use or skill application, if not mastery. Look for a good degree of correspondence between the buzzwords (in the skills section) and the experience stories in the job descriptions.

The first is whether the candidate is the primary or lone author. Typically the primary author is listed first. Be mindful of research publications: Often the candidate is not the primary researcher but an assistant. College research professors, for example, put their minions to work assisting in trivial (and sometimes not so trivial) tasks, and list their names on papers in return. 2 Chapter 3 · Reviewing Résumés secondary authors are. Explore other publications from the primary author and the candidate to tease out the candidate’s actual relevance in the area.

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