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Now an Agile software product manager and Certified Scrum Owner, with 17 years experience across recruitment, fundraising, ecommerce and finance software products, recruiting software engineers, business analysts, client service managers, and marketing professionals.
Previously worked as a cinema manager, hiring customer service and food retail staff for multiplex cinemas.
Writer on small business issues from finance to recruitment, operations to agile delivery.
You are in the process of hiring for a role that has a lot of technical skills requirements, however, the team is very collaborative and communicates a lot on how they will work together to achieve a specific result.
What tests can you put together that will illustrate the candidate's soft skills in this area?…Continue
I’ve hired a lot of people in my time. From cashiers and ushers when I managed cinemas, through client service managers when working in digital agencies, through to software engineers, data analysts, and marketing managers when working in software startups.
Some of the hires were successful and some less so, but one thing the most successful ones had in common was the ability to communicate. They were capable of talking to their colleagues, or to customers or partners about the needs…Continue