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Hiring Considerations For Senior Positions

Hiring Managers: Check References Yourself. If you're thinking of hiring someone, check references yourself. Don't delegate reference checks. You'll be able to take advantage of serendipitous moments and learn more about the candidate -- what you need to know. [Hiring Technical People]

When hiring new people (especially in senior positions), ask your own questions instead of letting human resources ask generic questions of candidates. Johanna Rothman makes a series brief comments on her experiences as a reference for a senior manager. I wanted to add the following guidelines for deriving questions for references and candidates:

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By Justin Hitt at November 3, 2003 12:22 PM  Subscribe in a reader


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