Refactored 019: "Hiring that Still Doesn't Suck"

Wherein Chris has a nose candy problem, and Frank is still looking for a qualified professional. Endorsed by Bill Nigh.

published Apr 20, 2021
Show Notes

Refactored #019: “Hiring That Still Doesn’t Suck”

On this episode of Refactored…

  • The verdict is in - the job listing is different from your job description.
  • The guys are far more humble than you. And each other.
  • Don’t use “ninja,” “rockstar,” “wizard,” et. al. in your job listing. Chris thinks it’s hyperbolic, disrespectful cancer; Frank thinks it’s a cheap, lazy cop-out.
  • Chris is highly emphatic that a job listing is an advertisement and should be treated as such.
  • Frank posits you should air some dirty laundry in your job listing. Chris agrees, but doesn’t want to go to Hawaii.
  • Chris refuses to negotiate, which spurs the guys to agree that most agency recruiters are terrible.
  • Frank wrote an entire article on why and how you should [Build Your Résumé for Speed]. Same core concepts apply to your job listings.
  • Frank and Chris agree, you should enumerate offered benefits in the job listing. This is elementary.
  • Where can you go to find talent? StackOverflow, Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, Dice, and others. Yes, Dice is still around.
  • Your term of the day is ATS: Applicant Tracking System. Frank likes and uses Lever.
  • You should probably be transparent about your Joel Test score in the job listing.
  • … and much more!

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