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Randy Simmons

@rasim

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Toni Cowan-Brown is the Co-Creator and Co-Host of the Unapologetic women Podcast. She is currently on Lockdown while on a road trip in Canada with her husband and dog. She says she stays productive whilst away from home during the global pandemic.

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Two companies asked young designer to do Take-Home Demo projects. Both companies asked her to do Demo projects on their own product. (right!) makes her feel a bit Queasy. 

There are better ways to confidently hire the best design talent, explains Daniel Burka, design partner at Google ventures.

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Simply put, senior engineers are different, and the typical coding interview puts them at a disadvantage for a number of reasons: 

Senior engineers are more pressed for time and this becomes a perfect storm. Many senior engineers have inquired about the interview process at a given employer, and have declined to interview.

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Best Practice Interviewing For Any Position
  • Create a job blueprint covering mission, outcomes, and competencies that the hiring process and interview questions align around 
  • Perform rigorous short screening interviews evaluating fit against the blueprint — using the same questions for all candidates 
  • Conduct detailed in-person interviews by the hiring manager with a walk-through of a candidate’s past and future evaluating fit against the blueprint — using the same questions for all candidates.

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The Gmail Email Writing Experience:
  • Gmail kills the most important aspect of a job application: free writing.
  • Your cover letter reveals your persona to future employers. Gmail’s writing suggestions setting masks it.
  • The whole idea behind Gmail’s auto-suggest is to make people productive with their mobile email experience. What if you are typing during a commute or a meeting? It really speeds up the process. Except that it tries to replace/mimic the messaging experience.
  • It’s not your Gmail account — it’s the recipient’s spam filter:

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