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You Suck at Technical Interviews - Couldn't have said it better myself
I was planning to write a new blog post earlier this year regarding how badly companies perform technical interviews with IT candidates. So many companies assume that if you're a technical person on staff then you must know how to interview candidates. This is so far from the truth. Companies these days seem to try to figure how how NOT to hire rather than HOW to hire. They're not looking for smart people that can figure things out. They're looking for a wishlist of check-boxes and if not all bo...
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How to Keep Your Resume Out of the Bit Bucket
I see and review hundreds of resumes a week and have been doing so for over 10 years. Whether you’re sending your resume to a recruiter at a staffing company or sending it to HR at a company, you need to realize that certain information needs to be presented in the proper way to keep your resume from going in the bit bucket (electronic trash can). Most companies large and small use Applicant Tracking Systems. The ATS takes resumes that were submitted by email or via job sites or company webs...
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7 Steps to Giving a Successful Technical Interview
All companies need to hire people from time to time. However, how a candidate is interviewed is often an afterthought. To hire the best people, you need an Interviewing Strategy. Interviewing done right is hard work. For the last 12 years, Craftlogic has been doing deep technical interviews when hiring people for our projects and for our clients' projects. Our focus is on the interview.
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  • You Suck at Technical Interviews - Couldn't have said it better myself
    I was planning to write a new blog post earlier this year regarding how badly companies perform technical interviews with IT candidates. So many companies assume that if you're a technical person on s...
  • Craftlogic's IT Staffing Guarantee
    This is a letter that our new clients get upon signing a new agreement and is by me. It shows my confidence in Craftlogic and what we can do for our clients. I don't take this lightly. I believe in ou...
  • Introducing Recruiting-as-a-Service (RaaS)
    Craftlogic has added a new staffing model to our existing offerings. It’s called Recruiting-as-a-Service. We have a few clients who have already signed with us using this model and so far we are exci...
  • Why Experience Matters
    As a follow-up to my previous post, Youth is Wasted on the Young, this post will give a personal example of how valuable experience can be. I was working on a project back in the late 90s on a 2-mo...
  • The Culture of Non-Responsiveness

    People write articles, books, blogs, and such because they believe they have something important to say. They hope people will read what they wrote, appreciate it and maybe learn something or improve ...
  • IT Staffing Firms Suck!

    IT staffing firms SUCK! Yes, I mean SUCK! I think most people hate IT staffing firms like they hate used car salesmen and lawyers. I started Craftlogic in 2003 because I hated dealing with IT staff...
  • You wouldn't spend 3 minutes to make $2,000?

    I thought I would write a quick article to talk about a perplexing situation I have encountered. My CEO Kevin Ferguson wrote an article this week titled “A Culture of non-Responsiveness” . He was ha...
  • Racing, It's Life...

    Do you know this quote from Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans? "When you’re racing, it... it’s life. Anything that happens before or after... is just waiting." There's a lot of truth to it. I've be...

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