We all have a huge number of demands on our time and finding a couple of hours to attend a talk can feel like a seriously low priority. However, once you really start breaking it down, there are five main reasons why you absolutely should be saying YES to attending conferences.
Every full stack .NET engineer who knows React and can build deployment pipelines for Azure, didn’t know these things in the not too distant past. When recruiting, it’s critical that we acknowledge this and build it into the career goals of those we wish to hire. To do this successfully though, we must screen on something recruiters don’t – potential. Potential in engineering terms is usually measured by proactive learning or involvement in communities.
In Part 1, we spoke about some of the extravagant interview processes tech giants go through to secure top talent. It works, they still have great engineers knocking at their door. However, are lesser known companies always going to lose out to the “Big Boys” for the best tech talent?
Rapidly scaling start-ups can sometimes be (mis)guided by following the mentality of hiring like the big tech giants – think Facebook, Google, Amazon. Their convoluted, seemingly cunning and lengthy interview process can be a real inhibitor to scaling and growing a company.