Straight up confession: this blog post is overdue. — It’s also Part 2 of 2, and Part 1 has turned into such a mammoth task I keep putting it down. I’ve been doing a fair bit of hiring my last couple of jobs, and I went to talk to a bunch of smart people about how to get it right (or at least better). I wanted to write all of this down in a post so other people could save themselves the effort and use the good practices I’d found and tested. I wanted to call that “What I know about hiring” and I knew there was also a spin off about applying for them. The spin off is the ugly cousin, it’s not had as much research and testing, but I’ve got some jobs live now, so I felt I really had to post some of these thoughts quickly.