Lately I had lot recruitment meetings. I had also an occasion to recruit people with several colleagues on the recruitment side for the first time, so I’ve learnt some of their techniques. Although recruitment isn’t something I do on very regular basis I’ve already recruited several dozens of people and unlike HR people I had to work with them after hiring. Nevertheless, thing I still see very often, no matter how experienced a candidate is, is being poorly prepared to recruitment talk.
For the beginning I’d recommend reading Joel Spolsky’s great article about hiring. While Joel writes about hiring developers, knowledge he shares can be applied during recruitment for any position.
I’ll also share my experience writing short tips for candidates. For your convenience I’ll group links to them here. The same like with MSF Basics series I’ll try to write a tip once per fortnight. Stay tuned.
Tips published so far: