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Hiring The Best Knowledge Workers, Techies Nerds The Secrets Science Of Hiring

ISBN 0932633595 / 9780932633590 / 0-932633-59-5

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The days when herds of wild nerds roamed free in the Silicon Forest appear to be over. They still roam, but few employers are willing to feed them after the dot-com bust of recent years. Consultant Rothman definitely supports this buyers' market in her descriptions of how to identify labor needs, structure job descriptions and expectations, and then search, sort, interview and hire high-technology situations. She notes that employers who know what they want will get what they want, if they plan carefully and execute appropriately. Rothman includes a number of forms employers can use in the hiring process. This book is obviously written for technical managers with the power to hire, but it could also be useful to still-roaming nerds who have yet to make up their minds about whether they should try to be acceptable to corporate culture or make a career change to, say, animal husbandry. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews) [via]