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Free minutes aren’t. Unlimited data isn’t.

I absolutely love the English language. It’s so wonderfully slippery. There are hundreds of ways you can say a thing, depending on what effect you want to have. I love that. But I hate it, too. I hate the way

Posted in Hiring, Recruiters

A flowchart for hiring programmers

Hiring a programmer is not rocket science.  Notice the flowchart does not necessarily involve recruiting agents. @KiwiCoder

Posted in Hiring, Recruiters, Software Management

Programmers are not in thrall to IT recruiters

In a recent post to the Guardian Technology blog Matt Baxter-Reynolds wrote an excellent round up of the state of IT recruiting, including this comment Agencies are good at bringing people together. And that’s what the candidate and the employer need. They

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IT recruiters, in their own words

“…the vast majority of recruiters out there are still money-hungry, greedy, self-centred sales people” Steve Buckley, recruiting agent at Volt Europe I think everyone who works in the IT industry has at some point had dealings with an IT recruiter

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Ed Guiness

I am the author of Ace the Programming Interview, published 2013 by John Wiley and Sons. In 2012 I founded, a volunteering organisation for programmers. I have been a professional programmer for more than 20 years, and a hiring manager since 2004.

Ask me anything.