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September 20, 2005

Hire Citizen Smash: The Indepundit

Citizen Smash is looking for a job.

The number one characteristic a hiring manager should study is not on a candidate's resume: Character. Hiring committees know only about an applicant's mettle from a third party observation.


This is an openly biased endorsement for Citizen Smash at Indepundit.

We all can evaluate track records, competencies. We can objectively measure and manage knowledge, skills and abilities.

The subjective measure of a man is more challenging.

The most important component in getting a measurement of character is checking references. In critical positions I like to have an enthusiastic champion for the candidate somewhere in the "degrees of separation" between us.

I've never met Smash, but please accept my reference. Here's how I know Smash is one of the good-guys:

Charmaine, my better half at Reasoned Audacity, was working the G8/Live8 in the UK when her site crashed. Our host didn't take kindly to the spike in traffic volume.

So there was Charmaine in London on 7/7 and she couldn't post. We were racking up transatlantic charges working to get her back online (with an unresponsive web hosting service -- a topic for another post.)

Smash immediately understood the frustration of a fellow blogger and quickly posted her most recent entries from the Google cache.

If he would do this for an unknown "large mammal," then it is a reasonable bet that he might be a bit more responsive to a supervisor who signs his check.

Hire Smash. Contact him. Or contact me.

He's looking for a job in IT. Please pass this link on to someone who might know someone.


Come back for later posts where we discuss the biggest mistake a manager can make.

Thank you (foot)notes:

and Hiring.

9Rules is hiring blog writers.

has discussion on culture.

Hiring Tech People has two questions for candidates.

BNET has hiring for passion.

Woodster has good news for geeks.

My Blog of HR has blogging makes the world go around.

Basil's Blog continues in this public service.

Report to Mudville Gazette for Open Post. And while you're there see WILLisms reporting on Europe's anti-American leanings and unemployment (only Will could put them both in the same post and pull it off.)

Good posts at Outside the Beltway with Traffic Jam.

Posted by Jack Yoest at September 20, 2005 08:50 AM

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