"I’ve been in the position to hire folks a few times. Let me tell you—the process sucks. It sucks for the person looking for the job and it sucks for the person trying to fill the specific need. If only there was a better way to screen applicants. Phone screens help serve as an initial filter, but they still take time and effort to conduct and coordinate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have more than a vague bulleted list of accomplishments before actually picking up the phone to call the person?
There is. There’s blogging
It seems a lot of tech folks just don’t care enough to blog. What is going to happen soon is that those people will not be able to land the really sweet gigs. Companies will be impressed by blogging candidates, knowing that they take their work seriously enough to document it and share it. Those who don’t blog will have to settle for the lackluster jobs. Maybe this isn’t a bad thing, since the sweet gigs often require a “way of life” attitude towards the work."
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