Comments for Postcards From My Life http://blog.calevans.com Lint I find in my mind's belly-button. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:05:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on What Developers Want Recruiters to Know by Nick Belhommehttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/14/what-developers-want-recruiters-to-know/#comment-115131 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:05:25 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11278#comment-115131 Awesome read. Every single tweet feels spot on. Thanks for taking the time to write a post on something that irritates ALL professionals in the field. Amateurs might like the non personal – I don’t read your cv and share nothing of info with you – approach, because they have to.
Professionals – and those are the ones the recruiters need – DONT!

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Comment on What Developers Want Recruiters to Know by Larry Garfieldhttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/14/what-developers-want-recruiters-to-know/#comment-115119 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:15:06 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11278#comment-115119 I just forwarded this list to a recruiter that had left me a nice generic “please find me someone” message in my inbox a few weeks ago. Hopefully he bothers to read it. :-)

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Comment on “Delivery Initiated” A word on having empathy for the users of your software by Elihttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/07/delivery-initated-a-word-on-having-empathy-for-the-users-of-your-software/#comment-115086 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:30:06 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11268#comment-115086 Well, I’ll at least get you a talisman ;)

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Lord Matthttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/#comment-114946 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:13:14 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114946 So many of my conversations with recruiters would be significantly simpler if they paid attention to this. Not only are they often vague about the cash on the table but the location. I have had very exciting offers come up only to discover down the line that “close” to where I live really means can get there inside of a day. Anything over two hours each way needs to be able to also include overnight stays and that significantly impacts the cost/benefit consideration.

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Comment on Can I Afford This Job? by Chris Marisichttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/08/21/can-i-afford-this-job/#comment-114288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:49:34 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11231#comment-114288 When i’ve been responsible for hiring in the past we did not include specific salary ranges on the position. Why? Because salary is really determined by YOU, not us. Organizations have an estimated range they’re looking at in terms of cost but for stellar candidates why wouldn’t we want to consider going 10, 20 or even 30% above our range?

If we would list exact salary ranges, that could make a person immediately disqualify themselves. Any job posting I am responsible always directly states compensation dependent upon experience.

Now there are reasons to disqualify yourself even without a specific salary range. If a post is for a mid level developer with 2 years of experience + a bachelors degree or equivalent experience and you have 15 years of job experience. Guess what? Your salary range is likely out of band. I would also make it clear what a job is not for, which most frequently was NOT FOR software architects. A qualified software architect has experience and commands a paygrade well above a senior level developer.

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