Technically qualifying without being technical

Speaking to a developer can be daunting for a recruiter. This is especially true for a junior recruiter, but self-confidence is not a surrogate for detailed knowledge even when you are talking about a veteran recruiter. There are plenty of recruiters who kid themselves into giving themselves more credit than they deserve for being “technical”, but there are ways you can size up if a veteran candidate “gets it” or if they are a hack.

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Paper chokes 900-degree feedback loop into hiring process

Paper does more to slow the hiring process than any other element. Managers are harried to meet deadlines and ship product, but most often serve as the gate-keeper who must approve resumes for a candidate to move ahead in the hiring process. It doesn’t matter how you qualify IT candidates, whether it is coding exercises, technical exams or a Manager or Team Lead doing a phone screen. If this step is triggered by a manager “approving” a resume, that firm is hamstrung by a 900-degree feedback loop that will unavoidably drag out the hiring process.

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