And your question is?

August 20, 2009

I guess the real question here is where do you draw the line. If you get too technical you run the risk of being unfair to the candidate, not to mention weeding out individuals who might be very well qualified. Just because they do not know one particular step or aspect of the deployment of a particular technology doesn’t mean that they are not more than capable of performing the rest of the responsibilities and a quick learner.  Furthermore, the technique of asking super detailed questions is sometimes employed by in house recruiters as a way of disqualifying candidates from outside vendors.

On the other hand, you risk submitting candidates who are not qualified, if you do not drill down far enough into their skill set. You also risk presenting the position in such a way that he or she may lose interest.

So what’s fair and what is over kill?

Chuck

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