Working the System: Secrets of a Hiring Manager

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There's no nice way to say it: Job hunting sucks. To succeed you need diligence, strategy and intel on your opponent. Come learn the tech hiring process from the point of view of the person on the other side of the table: the hiring manager.

Description

There’s no nice way to say it: Job hunting sucks. To succeed you need diligence, strategy and intel on your opponent.

Come learn about the tech hiring process from the point of view of the person on the other side of the table: the hiring manager. Knowing what happens behind the scenes will help you better understand why the system seems as chaotic as it does and possibly help you use that chaos to your benefit.

This session will pull back the curtain behind many of the steps in hiring a new employee in the tech industry, including:

  • Writing the job posting
  • Screening and interviewing
  • Onboarding
  • When things go awry

Speaking experience

I spoke at OSBridge in 2011 (twice) and at both OSBridge (twice) and OSCON (once) in 2012. You'll be able to find my OSB talks easily enough with the links above and from my profile. The link to my OSCON talk is: http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/detail/23293

This will be a new talk for 2013.

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