Sez Scoobie. Dog Lady Agrees
And, I've got to admit that I was surprised to see that Josh is so witty:
I liked the post because it should make you realize that, as a hiring manager or recruiter, you can't attract talent with job content and job descriptions alone.
You have to form a team of passionate people with whom top candidates want to work.
Remember, it's not just about the Red Sox;.
it's also about the Red Sox Nation
But I don't work with programmers. Especially elite programmers. So it might be a matter of differing environments.
Sometimes, a candidate will come to me who joined a firm because she liked the manager who hired her only to have him quit the month after she was hired. And she doesn't like the new guy.
But candidates rarely seem to have exposure to the rest of the team before being hired.
Shmoopy, however, agrees with her husband. (It's a Microsoft thang).
I was also amused to see that Gretchen had pangs of guilt when she and picked Guy Kawasaki, a non-recruiter.
I suffered the same uncertainty when I judged and I still picked him, too. So, I think that means he must be good.