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11 Questions to Ask CMS Job Seekers

Hiring someone to do your web development? I pulled together a bunch of interview questions intended to help hiring managers (and businesspeople who are not necessarily techie) find the dream CMS pro.They should help, whether you’re looking to hire somebody to function in out-of-the-box template land or you need a content management system integrated-with-everything-but-the-septic-system kind of specialist. No, […]

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A Tech Recruiters’ Guide to Driving Hiring Managers Insane

Headhunters must have a playbook that urges them to “Spam your clients! Offer them—over and over—tech candidates who have norelevant skills!” Herein you’ll find mostly horror stories, but also some input on how to avoid the worst offenders. Read the full story.

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Tales From The Crypt of Tech Recruiter Cluelessness

Tech recruiters are attracted by the pheromones of money, as persistent as gnats, and more annoying because gnats at least know the difference between a blood bag and a rock. Herein I present a rogues’ gallery of stupid recruiter tricks, plus a little advice on dealing with them from a recalcitrant gnat. Here’s the story.

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Boolean Ninjas

Can killer keyword searches and adept Boolean combinations make up for a weak pipeline when it comes to delivering top-notch candidates? Here’s a hint: It’s so important, some recruiters I approached for this story refused to blab about their tricks. The thinking: Why tip off the competition? I still managed to glean a ton of […]

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Fool the ATS

How’s this for too much of a good thing? In her former position as director of teacher recruitment for the New York City Department of Education’s 1,600 schools, Tracy Brisson and her staff on a yearly basis handled some 13,000 resumes generated from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Even with sophisticated ATS technologies, recruiters still […]

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