“If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you.” Hiring practices tell us a lot about the companies behind them. The quote you just read came from Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit. He is one of the blog authors I hand picked for you this week.
This issue of 7 Blogs For 7 Days features hiring and candidate selection. Our roundup contains a mix of serious, humorous and everything in the middle. Enjoy!
- I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why. Read Kyle Wiens’ hilarious – and insightful – approach to candidate assessments. Twitter link: @kwiens
- Brad Farris starts us off with 5 Innovative Businesses Talk About Their Hiring Process. Read who’s using text messaging and who’s looking for quirky cover letters. Twitter link: @blfarris
- Winning With Newcomers by Baisakhi Roy provides practical advice for employers looking for highly skilled employees. Twitter link: @canimmigrant
- Greg Kopchuk asks and answers “Reference Checks — Are They Worth Your Time?” I think you’ll enjoy the reference questions in this one. Twitter link: @ActionCoachCAN
- Think Globally, Hire Locally: Working With International Students by Kate Moore points out the advantages of considering international students and recommends a process. Twitter link: @idealist
- Corey Harlock will have you in stitches as you read A Few Hiring Manager’s Tricks Revealed And They Are Sneaky. Twitter link: @skillstoachieve
- The Ultimate Hack: How Our Newest Growth Hacker Landed A Job With Vidyard tells the story of a determined candidate – in his own words – with sidebar comments from the hiring manager. Twitter link: @michaellitt
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