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On Hiring - it's recruiting brainfood for the week ahead - Issue #71

We're talking General Mental Ability, the CTO hiring crisis, using IFTTT to automate your sourcing, s

Hung Lee

February 18 · Issue #71 · View online
It's recruiting brainfood for the week ahead

We’re talking General Mental Ability, the CTO hiring crisis, using IFTTT to automate your sourcing, sexist psychometrics(?), Louis Theroux’s interviewing style and a host of TA jobs from Space X to help find the people who are going to get us off the planet - it’s Issue 71 of Recruiting Brainfood!

Special thanks this week goes to:
Kevin Green, Stephen O'Donnell, Mark Oliver, Tris Revill, Colin Donnery, Divakar Vadlamani, Maisha Cannon, Jacek Krajewski, Mark Oliver, Christine Shaw, Tomáš Haviar, Steve Jacob, Andrew Packiarajah,  Marco Bonara, Randy Bailey, Tony Pitchford and Cody Hinson for your very public support of this newsletter. It’s massively appreciated and really does help us grow - thank you!
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Hung Lee is the founder of - the revolutionary recruiting platform for Software engineers

The Brainfood
A Century Of Hiring Research
The CTO Drought & The Broken Pipeline
The Best IFTTT Recipes For Recruiting
The Big Five Personality Test Is Sexist?
A Day In The Life Of Americans
Complete Answers To "Front-end Job Interview Questions"
How Louis Theroux Asks A Question
Bubble: Visual Programming
Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality
Amazon's "Offer": Why The Company Pays Workers To Quit
Blockchain Platforms Can Enable Good Work
List Of Oldest Companies
Who's Talking?
Why We Need A Sleep Revolution
What's On?
RecFest 2018
Who's Hiring?
Talent Sourcer, Wärtsilä, Helsinki, Finland
Technical Recruiter - s/w engineering, SpaceX, Hawthorne, USA
Technical Recruiter - vehicle engineering, SpaceX, Hawthorne, USA
Technical Recruiter - production leadership, SpaceX, Hawthorne, USA
Technical Recruiter - university outreach, SpaceX, Hawthorne, USA
Recruitment Marketing Intern, TravelPerk, Barcelona, Spain
Director of People, BACKLANE, Berlin, Germany
Talent Sourcer ( 6 month FTC), Smarkets, London, UK
If are a brainfood subscriber and want to post your in-house recruiting / people ops / HR jobs in next weeks newsletter, please email me at with job title and link so people can apply.
End notes
I’m in sunny Copenhagen this week, having lunch with the good folks at Unity3D on the 20th, followed by giving a talk on ‘Optionality’ at K2Search HQ on the 21st. I have the afternoon free on the 21st, so if you’re around and want to talk tech hiring or the future of the planet, email me on or twitter @HungLee - be great to catch up. 
Have a great week everybody!
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