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Keil Hubert: Certifiably Insane Hiring Practices

It’s always been tough finding great technical people for your team. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert examines just how crazy things have gotten now that hiring has devolved into a maze of nonsensical ‘requirements.’

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Keil Hubert: Spoiled For Choice

So many people apply for jobs online that the sheer tide of résumés becomes overwhelming for HR. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert discusses the counter-productive techniques that some HR techs go to in order to minimize the number of applications that they actually have to read.

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Keil Hubert: Coda-Pendent

When you put yourself completely at the mercy of someone else’s daft behaviour, you’re bound to suffer. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert argues that this is especially true at job interviews, when the only person you talk with at a prospective new company is the hiring manager.

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Keil Hubert: Interviewing for the Feint-Hearted

What are you actually trying to accomplish when you enter a job interview? In part 3 of his summer interviewing series, Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert provides some examples of how to get what you’re really after.

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Keil Hubert: The Cavalier Approach to Interviewing

Do you feel like you’ve wasted your time when you walk out of a job interview? Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert argues that you probably did, and suggests that both interviewer and interviewee need to change their approach to interviewing.

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Keil Hubert: The Résumé Screener’s Paradox

How do you turn your résumé into an actual job interview? As a prelude to his summer interviewing series, Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert suggests that you can’t, thanks to the paradox inherent in the screening system.

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Left handed unicorns

Business leaders tend to have strangely unrealistic expectations about  what constitutes a good IT leader. Keil Hubert suggests that a change of perspective is in order. I wanted to cover something that would resonate with the members of our profession for this week’s piece since this my fiftieth (50th!) column for Lyonsdown. I started the [...]

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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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