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