Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding a qualified person for a job. From [Wikipedia on Recruiting](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recruitment)

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How to recruit programmers for an open source project and kick-start it? [closed]

I would like to start an open source project, and would like to do a collaborative effort in starting it. I have a clear idea of what I want, but not yet a formal specification (I would like to do ...
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What standards can be expected from graduate/junior engineers? [closed]

Are buffer overflows acceptable from a graduate developer? Are we setting the bar too high? What are the expected capabilities of graduate/junior engineers? Context: We are currently recruiting for ...
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Should I be looking for developers with specific skill sets or generalists that need to learn? [closed]

Thanks to the great help of this site and SO, I've been able to make a prototype of a software I want to sell but unfortunately although the prototype works I think my code quality is very low. I didn'...
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How can I find own replacement when the company wants someone far less experienced? [closed]

I told the company I work for that I want to phase myself out, but that I would stick around for a couple months before applying anywhere to help in the recruitment of my replacement. I offered this ...
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Why don't more companies hire remotely? [duplicate]

I keep hearing about the desperate recruiting efforts of companies in tech hubs such as SF and NYC. However, every time I'm contacted by a startup I'm told the position is on-site and working remotely ...
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Why is it so hard to recruit for compiler[-related] jobs? [closed]

Last week, a few colleauges and I were participating in career fairs at three major universities (two here in the US and one in England), where we were trying (without much success) to recruit for ...
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How much difference does experience make? [closed]

I see many job adds which require at least x years experience. The question is how do you know when a candidate has the required years of experience? What do you expect from a person with x years ...
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How to recognize a good programmer? [closed]

Our company is looking for new programmers. And here comes the problem - there are many developers who look really great at the interview, seem to know the technology you need and have a good job ...
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Requiring Programming Portfolios In Interviews/Recruiting [closed]

I've heard about a few mentioning of programming portfolios. A programming portfolio being a significant amount of code or code segments. Is a programming portfolio a good indicator of the quality ...
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Do you count a Masters in CS as a negative? [closed]

In my experience interviewing developers I feel like candidates who've achieved a Masters in Comp Sci tend to be worse programmers on average that those who don't have a Masters. Is that just me, or ...
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When job hunting, what grabs your attention about a job posting [closed]

The small company I work for is currently looking for a few good programmers. We have posted job listings in a few places and hit up the local user group boards, but haven't really gotten anything ...
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How effective are programming challenges in the recruiting process? [closed]

I think our company can create challenges designed to find software engineer candidates who are: Good at solving problems, not at wowing recruiters. More likely to be afraid to come up to us at a ...
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Is it reasonable to expect that a senior developer knows what OOP design patterns are? [closed]

I'm preparing questions for job interviews for a senior development position. The job would include object oriented design, and the existing software uses design patterns, so I'd like to ask the ...
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Can programmer experience be expressed in hours of coded like hours of flight for a pilot? [closed]

How useful would it be for a recruiter? In martial arts there are a minimum number of trainings, not years of practicing, to be evaluated for a higher level. I saw some exceptions but there are rare. ...
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Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer? [closed]

(Originally posted on Stack Overflow but closed there and more relevant for here) So we first interviewed a guy for a technical role and he was pretty good. Before the second interview we googled him ...
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How to avoid to be employed by companies which are candidates to DailyWTF stories? [closed]

I'm reading The Daily WTF archives and especially those stories about IT-related companies which have a completely wrong approach of software development, the job of a developer, etc. Some stories ...