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Posts made on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Wow, this post by Steve Yegge (and the comments…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 12th, 2011 at 16:51

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Wow, this post by Steve Yegge (and the comments) dredge up unhappy memories.

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3101876

Friends don't let friends work at Amazon.

Making good technical hires

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 12th, 2011 at 14:16

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The people
Interviews involve several people:

  • The candidate, who is applying for a position with the company
  • The recruiter, who acts as a first point of contact with the candidate, selects the candidate from a pool of resumes, referrals, or internal transfer requests, and starts the interview process by gauging the candidate‚Äôs willingness to interview, availability, performs a first level of fact gathering (collecting addresses, email, phone numbers), and schedules the first phone screen
  • The interviewers, who ask the candidate questions, answer questions about the company, and provide an evaluation of the suitability of the candidate for employment
  • The hiring manager, who oversees the recruiter, reviews candidates, coordinates interviewer reports and feedback, suggests interview schedules to both candidates and interviewers, closes the candidate when an offer is extended, and troubleshoots the hiring process

The process
A position request is generated, either through growth or attrition. The recruiter searches for candidates from a pool of resumes, referrals, and internal transfer requests.
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