Aside: Keyword Hiring

This quote from DadHacker on hiring by keyword is probably worth remembering when you’re doing interviews and phone screens, particularly if you’re working with recruiters:

When the clueless HR type on the other end of the phone (who is doing screenings) asks if you know “Object-oriented, real-time programming,” just say “Yes.” Don’t try to explain. They think they are asking you if you know how to do “Garbledly shuggoth rumplestiltskin-sh’bop,” and explaining that shuggothery and sh’bop are really aspects of the same narkle-qwerty-doo-wah-wah is just going to make them think you don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m just sayin’.


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