14 votes

Developers are now measured in views and subscribers — and that's wrong

4 comments

  1. rkcr Link
    At my company we give known people a pass on the initial tech screen because that would just be insulting. But the more difficult interviews we always do, and we've rejected a bunch of relatively...

    At my company we give known people a pass on the initial tech screen because that would just be insulting. But the more difficult interviews we always do, and we've rejected a bunch of relatively well-known people in the community as a result.

    In other words, I don't think this is a problem as long as you apply due diligence for everyone. Easier said than done; often these people are getting job offers left and right and you want to act fast (in case their reputation is well deserved). Regardless, I don't think it would feel good as a candidate to get in without proving you deserve the job in any way first.

    5 votes
  2. SourceContribute Link
    To be honest, I haven't seen this much at all. Every single place still goes through the same old HR funnel: post up a job wait for applications to pour in weed them out based on keywords Then a...

    To be honest, I haven't seen this much at all. Every single place still goes through the same old HR funnel:

    1. post up a job
    2. wait for applications to pour in
    3. weed them out based on keywords

    Then a hiring manager comes in:

    1. weed them out based on experience and communication skills
    2. weed them out further based on code samples on GitHub (if included)
    3. do a phone screen
    4. invite them in for the interview

    From looking at some resumes and the GitHub links they include, it may be better just to not show your work online. It doesn't seem to hurt the prospects of developers who are work-a-day coders who only work on proprietary code and never present at conferences and never show initiative outside of 9-to-5?

    I mean, HR clearly doesn't care too much because they're still doing a resume filter based on keywords.

    4 votes
  3. dblohm7 Link
    Don't forget conference speaking appearances.

    Don't forget conference speaking appearances.

    3 votes
  4. Somebody Link
    Advertising yourself is part of the game. Publish or perish. If you don't want to play that game then make sure you have a solid CV, and good references.

    Advertising yourself is part of the game. Publish or perish. If you don't want to play that game then make sure you have a solid CV, and good references.

    1 vote