Hiring Programmers

Hiring programmers is hard. Often the person doing the hiring doesn’t have the tech knowledge to accurately describe the skills required for the job or more likely they actually have no idea what the job is.

This leads to a kind of boilerplate hiring language which starts to look a bit like this:

Job: Car driver (programmer)


Professional skills in driving normal and heavy-freight cars, buses and trucks, trams, tractors, diggers, contemporary light and heavy tanks currently in use by NATO countries

Skills in rally driving and extreme driving obligatory. Formula 1 driving experience a plus.

Knowledge and experience in repairing of piston and rotor/Wankel engines, automatic and manual transmissions, ignition systems, board computer, ABS, ABD, GPS, etc

Experience with car painting and tinsmith tasks is a plus

Education: Bachelors degree in Computer Science required