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  1. Comment on Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview? in ~tech

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    Ironically, roles like that, by nature, are hard to find!

    Ironically, roles like that, by nature, are hard to find!

  2. Comment on Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview? in ~tech

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    Huh! Yes, I'd suggest that either the comp isn't as good as you think, your sourcers are marketing the roles all wrong, or your recruiters filter way too much.

    Huh! Yes, I'd suggest that either the comp isn't as good as you think, your sourcers are marketing the roles all wrong, or your recruiters filter way too much.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I just got into Enlisted. It's a F2P WW2 FPS where you play a squad at a time. Think of them kind of like extra lives you bring with you but actually help sometimes. It's surprisingly a bit...

    I just got into Enlisted. It's a F2P WW2 FPS where you play a squad at a time. Think of them kind of like extra lives you bring with you but actually help sometimes.

    It's surprisingly a bit addictive in a good way.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on US President Joe Biden announces that he will not run for re-election in ~news

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    Aptly, "He's the hero [we deserve], not the one we need right now."

    Aptly, "He's the hero [we deserve], not the one we need right now."

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview? in ~tech

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    Yeah. I did DoD and IC. Non-trivial number of oxygen thieves.

    Yeah. I did DoD and IC. Non-trivial number of oxygen thieves.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Radxa X4 low-cost, credit card-sized Intel N100 SBC goes for $60 and up in ~tech

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    How much wattage does it use when running Linux with no user processes? Pi 5 was 5W+.

    How much wattage does it use when running Linux with no user processes? Pi 5 was 5W+.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview? in ~tech

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    Add to that, there are a lot of brain dead people working in the cleared space. When it's hard to get into a field because the clearance requirements are so high, contractors manage to sneak in...

    Add to that, there are a lot of brain dead people working in the cleared space. When it's hard to get into a field because the clearance requirements are so high, contractors manage to sneak in people who are at best net zero contributors who effectively convert hours of butt in seat into contractor dollars. It's sad but true. In that valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Speaking as someone who fled that world decades ago.

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  8. Comment on Tesla's free energy in ~science

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    Not going to look it up but Relativity has been demonstrated. It's not an "idea". It's proven.

    Not going to look it up but Relativity has been demonstrated. It's not an "idea". It's proven.

  9. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    TIL. And knowing is half the battle.

    TIL. And knowing is half the battle.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview? in ~tech

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    I don't underestimate it. It's far more than 100,000. I forgot a sentence. Let me amend. Update: post better now? 😉 I a sentence two. Edit: 363k between 2023 and 2024 Edit 2: FWIW, this is what...

    I don't underestimate it. It's far more than 100,000. I forgot a sentence. Let me amend.

    Update: post better now? 😉 I a sentence two.

    Edit: 363k between 2023 and 2024

    Edit 2: FWIW, this is what "Circus Funhouse Mirror" was supposed to imply. Stupid metaphors! 🙄😂

    15 votes
  11. Are you a hiring manager/recruiter in tech? In this Circus Funhouse Mirror tech economy, how do candidates even get an interview?

    I've been a hiring manager before across a few jobs. But, then, I was receiving maybe 50 resumes to screen a week with my recruiter. Y'all are, what, at a few factors to an order of magnitude more...

    I've been a hiring manager before across a few jobs. But, then, I was receiving maybe 50 resumes to screen a week with my recruiter. Y'all are, what, at a few factors to an order of magnitude more than that?

    Are your recruiters now pre-filtering resumes before you see them? What is being used to determine whether a candidate gets an interview now?

    What I'm seeing:

    • Referrals almost never matter: I've gotten two interviews through my network after dozens of applications—and I'm fairly well networked.
    • Experience at other well-known Tech companies doesn't get an interview
    • Having the right skill set, based on the job description doesn't get an interview.

    From the outside, it seems like a coin flip.

    Meanwhile, I have LinkedIn's AI advisor routinely giving me flavors of "yes, you're definitely their kind of candidate" yet no responses after weeks followed by the occasional casual rejection email.

    So what's happening behind the scenes? How do resumes get on your radar? How do you work from the deluge to hiring a human?

    Sincerely,
    A very experienced engineer and manager who is rather fed up with what seems like a collection of pseudo-random number generator contemporary hiring processes.

    EDIT: I should have also included recruiters in the title of my ask.

    54 votes
  12. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    Agreed re: Amy's quality.

    Agreed re: Amy's quality.

  13. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    Amy's. Though they're expensive AF except when you find them on sale.

    Amy's. Though they're expensive AF except when you find them on sale.

  14. Comment on A little palette cleanser from all of the heavy stuff we talk about here—and a beautiful little surprise for us just before bed in ~life

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    Aw get their litter mate too! We have a pair of sibs here. It's great!

    Aw get their litter mate too! We have a pair of sibs here. It's great!

    2 votes
  15. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    Vegan cheese is not acceptable?

    Vegan cheese is not acceptable?

    1 vote
  16. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    Beans only...? What?

    Beans only...? What?

  17. Comment on Six distinct types of depression identified in Stanford Medicine-led study in ~health.mental

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    I'm "ND" and I see it as a continuum. 🤷🏻‍♂️ See my argument, imperfect though it certainly is, below.

    I'm "ND" and I see it as a continuum. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    See my argument, imperfect though it certainly is, below.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    BeanBurrito? Now I'm a little hungry.

    BeanBurrito? Now I'm a little hungry.

  19. Comment on You don’t need a pickup truck, you need a cowboy costume in ~transport

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    I'm not sure that there can ever be enough uses of "enshittification" about late stage capitalism.

    I'm not sure that there can ever be enough uses of "enshittification" about late stage capitalism.

    9 votes
  20. Comment on Six distinct types of depression identified in Stanford Medicine-led study in ~health.mental

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    If you weren't "Eric", I'd wonder if you were my 81 year old father. Except mine didn't end with that car accident or at all. He's never been diagnosed or, at least, admitted to same. I've...

    If you weren't "Eric", I'd wonder if you were my 81 year old father. Except mine didn't end with that car accident or at all.

    He's never been diagnosed or, at least, admitted to same. I've suspected so many conditions in him...