Parallels

February 14, 2007

While I'm not in HR, I'm jointly responsible for much of the technical hiring on my team. Today someone asked me how many people pass my original screening.

Answer: I'm assuming I don't see 90% of the resumes that cross our talent manager's desk. 90% of the resumes I do see don't make it to an initial phone interview. Of the 10% of candidates who do make it to a phone interview, only a quarter get to the full formal interview and the opportunity to get grilled by me and the engineers on my team.

I need to remember this when querying agents. The parallels are obvious. :-)

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