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Keil Hubert: Stuff Your Giraffe

Interviewing IT staff is tough enough without being silly about it. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert takes umbrage with interviewers who waste both parties’ time with vapid, abstract questions.

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Tilting at windbags

Social media access gives normal people great power to sound off about problems. Keil Hubert suggests that this can backfire depending on how one defines a ‘problem’.

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 3)

This week’s column follows directly from Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. The premise I submitted back in August was straightforward: as the hiring manager responsible for selecting the best-qualified IT professional for an internal vacancy, how can you be sure that your selection is truly the best out of all the available [...]

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 2)

This week’s column follows directly from last week’s. As the hiring manager responsible for selecting the best-qualified IT professional for an internal vacancy, how can you be sure that your selection is truly the best out of all the available applicants? Especially when all of the applicants are spewing the same practiced interviewing answers? I [...]

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Practical Interviewing Techniques (Part 1)

In last week’s column, I described a duty prioritization exercise that I’ve used in hiring interviews to get inside a potential hire’s head. I received a lot of feedback about that column, including requests to describe some other practical exercises that I’ve used over the years. Delighted to be of service. As a general rule, [...]

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