Category Archives: Management

Semi-automated Resume Screening

A few days ago, my HR recruiter and I held a conference call with several new recruiting firms from whom we wanted to source resumes. I briefed them in some detail about my hiring process and then opened the floor … Continue reading

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Blinded by the light

Earlier today, facilities management at work sent an email stating that the parking lot lights near one building were inoperable and couldn’t be fixed today due to the rain. To alleviate our suffering, the security vehicle would be stationed there … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on social recruiting in 2014

In this Forbes article, Jeanne Meister offers some intriguing insights on recruiting trends and how they’ll play out in 2014. But what I found more interesting were the ten comments: One was a rant about UK politics. Another was for … Continue reading

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Son of Resume Woes

I’m going to look at another resume issue today–making your resume say things that are of interest to the hiring manager! For software engineers, this means showing me what you’ve accomplished. I’ve had a slew of resumes cross my desk … Continue reading

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The wisdom of bees and modern employment

I recently wrote this post about capturing a swarm of bees. Bees are fascinating creatures, and can offer insights into our own behavior and perhaps even teach us a thing or two–such as employment in today’s world. A swarm is … Continue reading

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A few lessons in leadership.

Many years ago, when software shipped on CDs and included printed documentation packaged in a big box, I was asked if I could fix a failing software release process. In spite of the fact that a group of people spent … Continue reading

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