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Programming Interview Questions Are Too Hard and Too Short - Triplebyte Blog
Actual study (no results shown here) says use easier questions to balance the false positives and false negatives.
hiring  softwaredevelopment  via:slashdot 
february 2019 by mcherm
Escape the Color Box
Instead of taking the personality quiz, he used a random number generator to fill in the values. He asked friends and coworkers how well it described him and they said about 80% accurate.
psychology  via:HackerNews  hiring 
december 2018 by mcherm
The Science of the Job Search, Part VII: You Only Need 50% of Job “Requirements” – Cheatsheet — TalentWorks
Past about 50%, meeting more of the job requirements doesn't actually improve your chances of getting hired.
hiring  via:reddit 
december 2018 by mcherm
Python interview questions. Part III. Senior
I actually knew some portion of the senior level questions, which was cool.
programming  python  interviewing  hiring  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women | Reuters
Amazon trained an AI model to classify resumes based on their previous hiring. Then later they discovered that the model had negative weights on terms like "women" (eg: "women's chess club"). They finally scrapped the whole model.
ai  bias  amazon  hiring  womenintech  via:HackerNews 
october 2018 by mcherm
What companies mean by culture fit - Triplebyte Blog
"Culture fit" often means soft skills (communication, ownership, positivity). A few rare companies actually have unique personality requirements. But outside of these things, it's mostly a "friend test" which can easily mislead and/or introduce bias.
hiring  via:HackerNews  interviewing 
september 2018 by mcherm
Name and Shame: IBM : cscareerquestions
A very negative review of IBM's hiring process.
hiring  IBM  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
'But didn't you write an embedded OS?' – Huan Truong's Pensieve
Don't overcomplicate things; use simple tools if they are sufficient.
via:HackerNews  softwaredevelopment  hiring 
may 2018 by mcherm
An employee whose job was to be sacked | The Vision of the Pension Playpen
His job was to pretend to be fired so they could put on a show before complaining customers.
stories  hiring 
march 2018 by mcherm
What I wish I knew when I became CTO – SketchDeck developer blog – Medium
A few good things, including "don't rewrite; use 'Boy Scout rule': leave it better than you found it".
hiring  startup  via:HackerNews 
february 2018 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Plaintiff unlawfully fired for signing unlawful confidentiality document
A court case that illustrates when firing someone on a pretext (who recently committed a protected act) won't work.
law  hiring  via:WaitASecond  personal_net 
january 2018 by mcherm
The Science of The Job Search, Part I: 13 Data-Backed Ways to Win – Cheatsheet — TalentWorks
Specific things to do with your resume that the statistics show will help get you hired.
hiring  resume  jobs  via:reddit 
january 2018 by mcherm
We Hire the Best, Just Like Everyone Else
On hiring: always looking for people that seem perfect may just expose unconscious bias toward "people similar to me". Instead, do a (paid) audit project.
hiring  JoelSpolsky  via:JoelSpolsky  programming 
september 2017 by mcherm
Lyft’s Radical Experiment in Charging for Free Parking
Instead of offering parking, Lyft charged a rate (set by bidding) for parking and paid employees some money to cover it (or cover their alternate transportation). They liked it, but no one else was willing to give it a try.
economics  benefits  hiring  via:HackerNews 
august 2017 by mcherm
Career Monogamy: The Awkward Tech Sin of Longevity – Nemhouse
He worked at Adobe for 20 years and talks about how drastically the job changed and tackles the myths and truths about "you should move every 3 years".
career  hiring  adobe  via:HackerNews 
june 2017 by mcherm
Gender Bias In Hiring: Interviewing as a Trans Woman in Tech by February Keeney | Model View Culture
Trans please got lots of job offers as a man, none as a woman. An A-B test for IT hiring.
via:reddit  gender  discrimination  hiring 
march 2017 by mcherm
'Clean your desk' : My Amazon interview experience
This is unbelievably bad interviewing practice on Amazon's part.
hiring  amazon 
december 2016 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: How far does New York's anti-felony retaliation statute reach?
A case involving NY's law against firing someone for having a felony record.
via:WaitASecond  law  hiring  prison 
october 2016 by mcherm
Apple engineer rejected from job at Apple store Genius Bar
Retired now, this former tip Apple engineer never heard back after applying to work at the Apple "Genius Bar".
discrimination  hiring  via:reddit 
september 2016 by mcherm
How the “what’s your current salary?” question hurts the gender pay gap — Medium
If you pay attention to previous salary when setting salary then you persist existing sex discrimination in salaries.
hiring  sexism  via:HackerNews 
may 2016 by mcherm
The One Method I’ve Used to Eliminate Bad Tech Hires — Medium
I came to this article prepared to disagree with whatever they suggested based on little more than the title. But I can't disagree this is exactly the way interviewing should be done.
medium  via:reddit  interviewing  hiring  softwaredevelopment 
september 2015 by mcherm
Asymmetric Information in Wage Negotiations: Hockey’s Natural Experiment (2013) [pdf] | Hacker News
Hockey started publishing salary info. Immediately, wages became higher, correlated to performance, and consistent across teams when previously none had been true. Salary secrecy hurts workers.
via:HackerNews  science  economics  hiring  jobs 
july 2015 by mcherm
How to hire good people instead of nice people – Quartz
Perhaps this will never work but it's an interesting idealized view of how to do hiring.
hiring  via:HackerNews 
january 2015 by mcherm
So.... How screwed am I after sending THIS E-Mail to my boss and His boss? : cscareerquestions
I opine that if you want to gripe about not getting a raise, you should bring evidence that you're worth more.
hiring  via:reddit 
june 2014 by mcherm
Questions I'm asking in interviews - Julia Evans
A good list of questions for the candidate to ask the prospective employer.
hiring  via:reddit 
january 2014 by mcherm
There are many discussions here on HN about company hiring procedures. Company h... | Hacker News
Actual research on hiring, and what it says: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: If you are hiring for any kind of job in the United States, with its legal rules about hiring, prefer a work-sample test as your hiring procedure. If you are hiring in most other parts of the world, use a work-sample test in combination with a general mental ability test.
hiring  via:HackerNews 
october 2013 by mcherm
Dear Startups: Stop Asking Me Math Puzzles to Figure Out If I Can Code | Today Emma Learned:
I got several programming jobs because I could solve math problems. But I couldn't program.
hiring  via:HackerNews  programming  math 
october 2013 by mcherm
HistoricallyDiscriminatedAgainst
The groups we want to be extra careful about including are the historically-discriminated-against. Eg: women, blacks in South Africa (a majority), but not men in nursing or green-eyed developers.
race  sexism  hiring  martinfowler  fowler  via:MartinFowler 
october 2013 by mcherm
I asked for a t-shirt, I got a job - Thought Conduit
The company made it easy for others to contribute. He started doing so and eventually became an employee.
softwaredevelopment  opensource  programming  hiring  startup  via:HackerNews 
october 2013 by mcherm
The false proxies of mirror images | David R. MacIver
David MacIver says "don't hire based on hobbies, it may discriminate". I reply "we need the signal anyway, just keep in mind that it may discriminate". I'm not sure I'm comfortable with the position I express here.
blogworthy  DavidMacIver  via:DavidMacIver  hiring  mypostings 
october 2013 by mcherm
Lessons from a year’s worth of hiring data | Aline Lerner's Blog
ACTUAL RESEARCH on what features in resumes best predict success in finding a job. #1: spelling and grammar. #2: can tell what they did. Degree, quality of school, aside projects.
softwaredevelopment  career  hiring  jobs  research 
september 2013 by mcherm
Coding Johnson - He got 1%, we can't hire him
The smartest candidate "failed" the personality test. He was not hired.
hiring  via:HackerNews 
august 2013 by mcherm
Recruiters Are Pretty (and How to Find One) | job tips for geeks
If you're a potential worker, here is how to find a recruiter.
hiring  via:DaveFecak 
august 2013 by mcherm
I understood gender discrimination once I added “Mr.” to my resume and landed a job – Quartz
His first name is "Kim". He was getting no responses to his resume added the word Mr in front of his name, and after that got many responses.
discrimination  gender  hiring 
july 2013 by mcherm
So You Got That Job Offer - Google Drive
How to ask for more with no competing offer.
hiring  via:HackerNews 
may 2013 by mcherm
The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment - Matthew O'Brien - The Atlantic
Research shows that employers would rather hire someone with no industry experience than hire someone who has been out of work for 6 months. That's just wrong.
hiring  via:HackerNews 
april 2013 by mcherm
The Economist explains: How might your choice of browser affect your job prospects? | The Economist
People who install something other than the default browser that came with the OS have a statistically significant better success rate on the job.
hiring  browsers  via:reddit 
april 2013 by mcherm
Recruiter Spam
Someone who's keeping statistics on spam from technical recruiters.
hiring  spam  via:HackerNews 
march 2013 by mcherm
Salary Negotiations: Whats possible when there is no more money?
If you can't offer more money, offer other things like flexible hours or time off when the surf is over a certain height for someone whose hobby is surfing.
hiring  management  via:HackerNews  ArticulateVentures 
march 2013 by mcherm
Questions for prospective employers | David R. MacIver
More about interviewing the company. And I contributed one of the questions.
hiring  via:DavidMacIver  DavidMacIver 
february 2013 by mcherm
Hiring based on hobbies: effective or exclusive? | Geek Feminism Blog
If you hire based on outside hobbies, you may be excluding (or at least disadvantaging) some perfectly good candidates.
hiring  via:DavidMacIver 
february 2013 by mcherm
Interviewing companies - David R. MacIver
The candidate is interviewing the company every bit as much as they are interviewing her. What good questions should she ask? Here are some excellent ideas about this. I even made a suggestion.
hiring  startup  via:DavidMacIver  todo  mypostings 
february 2013 by mcherm
Developer Auction { where talent meets opportunity }
I should look at this odd little website offering some sort of recruiting practice. Perhaps there's something to learn here.
hiring  toread  via:theCodist 
january 2013 by mcherm
Reinventing Business: The Most Obvious Interview Test
Have them do some of the job... for programming, have them pair program with someone from the team.
via:BruceEckel  hiring  softwaredevelopment 
december 2012 by mcherm
How to quit your job: An Employers opinion | akhil.me
How to be professional about leaving a job. Also, my comment on how the job can prevent you from doing this by a stupid policy.
via:HackerNews  mypostings  hiring 
december 2012 by mcherm
So sue us! Why IBM isn't afraid of H-1B lawsuits ~ I, Cringely
Cringely claims that IBM flagrantly violates US H-1B regulations by publicly preferring offshore resources to onshore resources. And that they've got a big legal department so they don't care.
hiring  IBM  law  cringely  via:cringely 
october 2012 by mcherm
The Most Revealing Job Interview Question | Hacker News
Ignore the linked article. Read the top-rated comment instead. It references actual research about what to ask. Specifically, ask for a work product in the subject area of the job, and also do a general IQ test (but not in the US where that may be illegal).
hiring  via:HackerNews  blogworthy 
october 2012 by mcherm
Hiring: Taking It Personally
When hiring people, involve everyone on the team in the decision.
hiring  via:DanielTunkelang  DanielTunkelang 
august 2012 by mcherm
Lying on your resume « Steve Blank
The recruiter told him to lie on his resume (to cover that he hadn't finished college). He didn't.
hiring  ethics  via:HackerNews 
july 2012 by mcherm
the recruiter honeypot | Elaine Wherry
He set up a fake resin to find out how recruiters operated in silicon valley. The results were very interesting and the writeup is excellent.
hiring  recruiters  softwaredevelopment  startup  via:HackerNews 
june 2012 by mcherm
Turning down Zynga: Why I opted out of the $210M Omgpop buy
He gave up his job when he feared it might require him to lose control of the small iPhone app he had built.
ethics  hiring  opensource  zynga  evil  via:HackerNews  gamasutra 
march 2012 by mcherm
Best Resume Ever: How to Woo a Startup | The Ridejoy BlogThe Ridejoy Blog
A really cool video job application, and the company's inspired response.
hiring  via:HackerNews  personal_net 
february 2012 by mcherm
Why You Shouldn't Hire More Developers - PatchSpace Blog
Just another article explaining Brooks' Law: adding developers to a late project makes it later.
via:HackerNews  hiring  softwaredevelopment 
february 2012 by mcherm
Jobseekers Invited to “Apply Via API”
It's a useful filter if you want to hire API developers.
hiring  api  via:HackerNews 
february 2012 by mcherm
Job Hunting | Dale Thoughts
Another person who knows something about hiring/interviewing
hiring  todo  personal_net 
february 2012 by mcherm
Unlimited Novelty: "Can you solve this problem for me on the whiteboard?"
Nice allegory explaining why you should interview programmers by asking them to code something on a computer instead of writing code on a whiteboard.
hiring  via:twitter 
january 2012 by mcherm
Write a Job Ad Like You Really Want a Good Developer And Not a Murderer
Don't make your help wanted ad sound stupid by just listing a bunch of technologies or you'll only get stupid applicants.
hiring  via:theCodist 
december 2011 by mcherm
If You Interviewing Programmers Like This, You Are Doing It Wrong: The Codist
Better way to interview: just spend an hour chatting about programming, particularly about some old project they worked on years ago. (I'm not convinced.)
hiring  via:theCodist 
october 2011 by mcherm
How to hire an idiot
He hired a VP of sales from a big company to do sales for him. The guy was incompetent.
hiring  startup  via:HackerNews 
october 2011 by mcherm
Retiring a Great Interview Problem
A great example of a good interview question.
ing  hiring  via:reddit  from delicious
august 2011 by mcherm
Student seeks Credentials of a SciFi author
SciFi author writes an (excellent) essay on the feasability of space travel. Some student asks him to justify his credentials: how many PHDs does he have? Multiple-Hugo-award-winning apparently counts for nothing. Having the right ANSWERS apparently counts for nothing. Eventually he falls back on this brilliant retort: I tell lies for money. Now fuck off, little student, and leave me alone.
CharlesStross  via:CharlieStross  funny  hiring  from delicious
july 2011 by mcherm
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