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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

havoc Re: What am I doing wrong? (574 comments)

I think you are right... we could post the salary range but never thought about it. I will bring it up with HR. The problem is that we only pay in the medium range but make up for it with a shorter work week, telecommuting, and good benefits. So the salary isn't going to blow anyone's socks off but emphasizing the other benefits may help.

about a month and a half ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

havoc Re: What am I doing wrong? (574 comments)

Like a majority of the job postings we don't list the salary range. We only get to that part after the interview process which is why I know salary isn't the reason we are not receiving candidates. Our retention has also been very high so employees are satisfied with the overall benefits package. If we had candidates receive an offer and then refuse it, that would indicate a salary issue.

about a month and a half ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

havoc What am I doing wrong? (574 comments)

I'm a "former" developer and current IT hiring manager. I am trying to fill a couple of developer positions. I worked with HR to craft the job description that best described the job opening... Without any crazy years of experience requirements. It is a senior level position though. At any rate, we have received only two qualified candidates in two months. And we have received only four or five resumes so it's not as if we have been weeding out a ton of candidates before interviewing them. One received a promotion from their current employer before we could bring them back for a second interview, the other was asking for almost double what we could have offered plus wanted to telecommute from out of state half the week. We just are not seeing candidates. Where do developers go when they are looking for jobs? Job boards are expensive and we can't afford to hit every one of them.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon.com Suffers Outage: Nearly $5M Down the Drain?

havoc Re:Hmm... (173 comments)

Yep, I went to place an order while it was down. I noticed it was down, hit Slashdot to see if this was news or my local network, saw nothing, did a little work and then hit it 30 minutes later to place my order. Some orders will be permanently lost but that is normal for any business over the course of doing business.

about 2 years ago
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Want a Security Pro? Get Politically Incorrect and Learn Geek Culture

havoc Forget education... (314 comments)

"Demands for college degrees and IT certifications and the ability to get IT security clearances should not be a priority in hiring,.. Forget education..." - Schwartau

While we are at it why don't we remove the same criteria from becoming a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. Not a good idea? I didn't think so either.

more than 2 years ago
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Ontario Teachers' Union Calls For Health-Related Classroom Wi-Fi Ban

havoc Hard Wired IS the way to go! (365 comments)

I have to say that I see no reason to use wireless networks when a much faster and more reliable hard wired network is an option. I'm not saying they should not have wireless available, just that classroom computers (any non mobile device really) should be hard wired.

more than 2 years ago
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Hulu Plus Now Available To All — But Be Warned

havoc iPhone App Issues (348 comments)

The iPhone app has a 1.5 star rating. It hasn't been updated in quite some time and doesn't work on [my] iPhone 3gs. It does seem to work fine on [my] iPhone 3g and [friends] iPhone 4g. It did work on the iPhone 3gs before the last update to the app though, so it is something they broke. The problem is that the video and audio is out of sync and unwatchable.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Code Jam Registration Opens Today

havoc Re:Bad timing for university students! (129 comments)

Use your lunch break. Problem solved. BTW, any employer who wouldn't let you take an hour out of your day for something like this is an employer I wouldn't want to be working for.

more than 8 years ago

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Was Bruce Lee Good for Martial Arts?

havoc havoc writes  |  more than 4 years ago

havoc (22870) writes "Every generation seems to have a movie that spurs interest in martial arts and increases class sizes at schools across the country. These movies are undoubtedly good for the business of martial arts, but are they good for the arts themselves."
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