Daily Employer Tip: Testing Techies

January 21st, 2011 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

For those employers who aren’t technical, hiring IT professionals can be a challenging task. If to you technologies are just a bunch of random acronyms that somehow create some really cool stuff, how do you determine if a candidate is good at what they do? Testing may seem like the perfect answer. There are plenty of services out there offering technology tests so that you can easily determine the skill level of your candidates. However, a few words of advice. Technology is constantly evolving, and not all testing is up-to-date, or the test may not be contextual to the projects your candidates will be working on. Consider having someone in your tech department take the test first before you commit to using it. Or, have someone in your IT department create a customized test. This way, you won’t accidentally rule out great candidates or hire people whose skills aren’t quite what you thought they were.

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