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Recruitment interviews - a bunch of advice & suggestions

Recruitment interviews - a bunch of advice & suggestions

This article is all about tech recruitment interviews, but in particular: why tech skills are necessary but not sufficient, what are open questions used for, why you should always have your own questions (that make sense ...), that without high "work-awareness"…

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It's not about people, it's about the RIGHT people

It's not about people, it's about the RIGHT people

In this article you'll read about: cost of desperation in IT recruitment, what's one of key requirements if you want to move "from good to great", what does Kent Beck think about bad programmers, why "just letting…

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Developer Apprenticeship: the way to sustain an organic growth?

Developer Apprenticeship: the way to sustain an organic growth?

TL;DR - educating a specialist takes time, money & effort - w/o a guarantee of final payoff. Maybe it's the time to get back to traditional apprenticeship model to secure educator's position & make job market more sane?…

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Bozo Effect - from greatness to mediocrity

Bozo Effect - from greatness to mediocrity

Disclaimer: Some (over)sensitive readers may find this post offensive. Arrogant. Elitist. Oh well. Bozo effect (aka Bozo explosion) - gradual descent of (once unequivocally high) average employee's competence level (overall: skillwise, intellectual, attitude, etc.), usually due to lowered recruitment…

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Suck VS Rock at software dev headhunting

Suck VS Rock at software dev headhunting

Last few years have turned IT recruitment market into blood-spattered area of gore, violence & ruthless brutality - it's not just that acquiring new talent is hard, expensive & time-consuming: demand keeps raising, so competition gets even more fierce over…

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