We've been recruiting to hire web application developers for over 12 months - and only hired two. What we learned from the candidates. Presented at Bar Camp Bradford #bcbradford November 2009 Awesome Verlag font of win has been replaced due to failure embedding that beautiful typeface *kiss*
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1. Sell Yourself Better! Adam Hepton November 2009
2. Who the hell are you?
Adam Hepton (@proxymoron)
29 years and two days old
Husband and Father
Senior Developer at Frogtrade
A growing company of 60-70 in Halifax
Hosted solutions primarily sold to education
Theys the ones paying for the beer. Yee ha!
Massivein the figurative sense, although I have piled on a bit of weight lately Geek
3. So why are you here?
120+ applicants for Web Applications Developer in last 12 months
~60 interviews in same period
Were too picky
The applicants arent good enough
Recession means even happy people might be looking for work soon