Welcome Issue No10 of On Hiring! Some great original content again this week produced by recruiting practitioners and software developers alike, as well as primary research from the likes HackerRank, Glassdoor and Balderton Capital.
Hope you get great some recruiting brainfood for the week ahead. If you know anyone who might also benefit from being a subscriber to On Hiring, please share it with them!
Hung Lee is the founder of Workshape.io – the revolutionary hiring platform for software engineers
Age discrimination is everywhere, no more so in tech where the worship of the young has long since been mainstreamed. Don Denoncourt, an RPG turned Java turned Grails developer, writes eloquently about a hugely important topic, making a critique as well as a call to action for constant self development. We’re all going to get there at some point – this is a must read, folks DIVERSITY
Ranking the world’s Universities according to how well their Alums do on HackerRank. Interesting to see the diversity of institutions / locations – engineering talent is global and the smart companies are those who find a way to access it. USEFUL RESOURCE
Lou Adlerhas been doling out recruitment wisdom for what seems like forever. Still on form with this LinkedIn post for job seekers. Excellent actionable insight here on ‘High Touch’ Job Hunting. JOB SEARCH TIPS
A story we all know – the future of work will radically different from the experience most of us currently have. Portfolio careers is the default near future for those of us who still have work of any sort to do. RESEARCH
Why you should always keep a journal. Superb insight fromPeter Goldsborough, a young man who recently attended a 3 month internship with the most popular employer on the planet. Also a fantastic piece of personal branding building / PR. This is how you get a great job folks. CASE STUDY
Hacker News is one of the most popular sites for tech chat & news, especially amongst alumni of Y Combinator. The monthly ‘Who Is Hiring’ thread is a de fact job board – some enterprising soul has pulled the data on hiring trends and presented it in some pretty cool line charts HIRING TRENDS
Tim Sackett remains recruitment’s most consistently challenging contrarian – a needed voice in the world that is too often constrained by politics or compliance or both. Controversial post this – of course! CONTROVERSIAL
Well written and supported case study on cultural change. Of course we must watch out of survivor bias, but there’s nuggets of actionable insight to be gleaned from this case study from Meetup.com CASE STUDY
Get better at email with this superb resource from some of the best companies around. H/T On Hiring subscriberJames PetersofScede.iofor the share. Well done whoever it was that put it all into a simple to use app RESOURCE
There’s only one job to worry about this week – check out theTalent Acquisition Manager role at our buddies at Workable. Superb to see the success of this company, makers of the one of the most impressive ATS’s seen in recent years. Help them grow and apply for this job! Based Boston, USA.
I’m in London again this week, in what will probably the last week of work before Christmas season takes over business. Reach out to me on twitter@HungLeeor by email [email protected] if you want to talk tech hiring and the future of the planet.