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Ask HN: Do the monthly 'Ask HN: Who wants to be hired?' posts get anyone hired?
21 points by webmaven on Oct 9, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 23 comments



Yes. For a long time, they were the most effective recruiting vector at Matasano.


Note that I am asking about the 'Who wants to be hired?' posts, not 'Who is hiring?' posts.


Yes - at Webflow I believe 4 of us were hired from the who wants to be hired / who's hiring posts.


Thanks for the reply.


It helped me find two places that I'm interviewing with. Will update once the results are in.


Just to clarify, they found you via a 'Who wants to be hired?' post, not a 'Who is hiring?' post?


I misread the post. Good catch.


Yes. This was the post: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4994554. Wrote them an email, was hired a week later and still work there.


That is a 'Who is hiring?' post, not a 'Who wants to be hired?' post.


Yes. We had several strong candidates reply to our postings on the "Who's Hiring" and made a great hire about 10 months ago. That team member is still with the company and is providing great value!


I am asking about the 'Who wants to be hired?' posts, not the 'Who is hiring?' posts.


hopefully, at least I am being seriously considered. We shall see.


Yes.


Yes.


Just to clarify, you were found via a 'Who wants to be hired?' post, not a 'Who is hiring?' post?


yes.


no


No.


yes


Just to make sure we're clear, you found a position via a 'Who wants to be hired?' post, not a 'Who is hiring?' post?


no.


It might have to do with where you're located, but no. The several that I applied for wouldn't even interview me because I apparently wasn't well versed in their stack (despite being well educated, solid experience, proven track-record, and a strong will).

I would totally attribute it to being just me, but in the last month I've received offers from Amazon, the DoD, Intel, and a few smaller shops in my area.

It's funny too, because I see the same companies continually posting the same ads month after month in the "Who's Hiring" posts, so they must have a fairly strong bias against false positives.


Thanks for the feedback, which also matches my experience, but I was actually asking about the 'Who wants to be hired?' posts, not the 'Who is hiring?' posts.




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