One thing that’s not taught in school is technical recruiting. You develop skills to become a better programmer, get trained on how to perform well in interviews, but it’s always assumed that it will either take years before you’re in a position to interview a potential hire, or that the company you’re currently working for will teach you their secrets.
As a result, I’ve put together a list of my recommend “must-reads” below that covers topics of recruiting, hiring and interviewing from various thought leaders in the industry. Reading all of these won’t turn you into an all-star technical recruiter overnight, but they will help you understand the fundamentals, key things to stay away from and best practices from people who have been doing it (and doing it well) for years.
If you’re a technical recruiter, Joel Spolsky is a must-known name. He often writes on everything in recruiting/interviewing technical talent, and here are the top 5 posts by him:
Jeff Atwood, Joel’s co-founder to Stack Overflow, has also written on this topic:
And lastly, a few articles/blog posts that are very popular and highly recommended:
Aside from this, the best thing you can do to hone your skills is to go out, and start recruiting. It’s one thing to read the best interview tips, but it’s a whole different world putting them to use in interview after interview after interview.
Good luck! Feel free to send me an email at email@example.com if you have any questions!
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Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski is a Co-founder and CTO of Kira Talent.