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Manufacturing the Talent Shortage

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Manufacturing the Talent Shortage:

By Dimas Guardado, writing for Model View Culture. (Which, if you’re not making it a regular habit of reading the posts at Model View Culture, then you should get into that habit.)

This piece, combined with Carlos Bueno’s Refactoring the Mirrortocracy (which Guardado cites) should be required reading for anyone doing recruiting, interviewing, and/or hiring these days.

These two posts have been sitting as pinned tabs in my Chrome for a couple weeks while I figured out what to do or say about them. Ultimately I decided that there was no single pull-quote to lean on. But they’ve both got a good underlying thesis about the misuse of privilege among people (yes, mostly men) in engineering organizations and especially in start-ups. For what it’s worth, the conclusion that it led me to? That phrases like “we value passion and aptitude” are code for “we have no idea how to mentor people”.

Linkdump for December 31st

by Rob Friesel

Interviewing as a Front-End Engineer in San Francisco Philip Walton: To put that another way, if a talented computer science grad, fresh out of college, with almost no front-end experience can outshine a great front-end engineer in your interview, you're probably asking the wrong questions. Whether or not you agree with him on every point, […]

Linkdump for June 28th

by Rob Friesel

Someone is Coming to Eat You Rands: …the future is invented by the people who don’t give a shit about the past. (tagged: essay innovation ) the recruiter honeypot By Elaine Wherry. A bit long and Silicon Valley-centric, but an interesting read about recruiting and recruiters. (tagged: essay essa LinkedIn hiring recruiting ) Asgard: Web-based […]

Linkdump for December 14th

by Rob Friesel

Introducing Siesta: A Testing Tool for Ext JS Mats Bryntse writing at the Sencha Blog — Siesta looks like a promising JS test harness and I'm looking forward to trying it out. (tagged: Sencha ExtJS Siesta testing todo ) Who is a journalist? Maggie Koerth-Baker (writing at Boing Boing): We live in an age where […]

Linkdump for October 20th

by Rob Friesel

So you want to write JavaScript for a living? by Hans Brough, re-posted at NCZOnline (tagged: javascript webdev recruiting hiring ) What feature would improve the web? Great round-up by Paul Irish. (tagged: Paul_Irish webdev web_standards ) Why Occupy Wall Street Is Bigger Than Left vs. Right Ladies and gentlemen, once again: Matt Taibbi: What […]