On empathetic hiring

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On empathetic hiring

Postby Dave Walker » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:29 pm

I came across this article by programming whiz and Wall St guru Brooke Allen about his hiring process:

I have not found a better article summarizing the best part about the computer science community--an abundance of good will. He says that the best thing he did in his professional career was to ask himself the question: "What do I owe the people I don't hire?"

In short, he turned the application system on its head, broadly accepting applications and trying to have them select themselves out. From there, he built an ad-hoc community of the applicants around the skills for the application, and in essence turned every job opening into a chance to build his network.

I thought of this forum when I read this. And, sure enough, he published his idea in ScienceCareers in 2007! ... t.a0700163

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