I've been pitching the take home exercise. I get a lot of pushback from people who view it as asking for "free labor". I don't subscribe to that framing.
We need to stop arguing about the "one true way" of interviewing. If your candidate pool is diverse, their needs will vary. https://t.co/p2TotigXCL
It really matters to push past the high level stuff here. There are so many decisions to make after you decide to have a "take home assignment". It can go well or poorly based on the details. There are no silver bullets anywhere. https://t.co/aGmtVviGjH
The reality is that in order to get a job, a company is going to ask you to give them some of your time so they can evaluate you. That time can happen in person, over the phone, or they can have you use that time on an assignment. All of those have tradeoffs.
This is real. https://t.co/Uq5KTA4yMF
So I should talk a little more about last night. We got dressed up and took Noemi trick-or-treating. Sounds normal. Like what parents with kids do. But honestly I haven't done anything significant for Halloween in 15 years.
I realized I have complicated feelings about it, and I still haven't processed them fully. But I've just ignored Halloween most of my life. Last night was the first time I've even been back in that environment, with a bunch of costumes and excited kids.
Heavy trigger warning on this. But this is what getting to me as the whole #SurvivingRKelly thing unfolds. I wonder if people really understand the pressure black men are under to become sexually dominant. https://t.co/4k9b8ttpGH
That's how I grew up. Hearing that question from adult men in my family and community. "You ain't fuckin yet?" That's how they are taught to bond. That's the only thing they have to offer to young people. It's a legacy of trauma.https://t.co/DxTJjxxGP7
If you watch the video (and I wanna reiterate that you can choose not to), it's important to watch the boys and young men listening to Wayne. They are laughing nervously as he casually shares the most intimate and horrendous things.
The big story on my TL is about the young wrestler who had to cut his hair. This is the response from the person who wrote the article and chose to frame it as "being a team player". https://t.co/iiQJuI5AEF
I have lots of thoughts about this and I've got some time. So you know the deal. Let's get into it.
First, I'm not surprised at the response from the journalist. He does a job. Part of it is writing "feel good" stories. Stories that are supposed to inspire people. When he saw this story, that's what he came away with. "People might be inspired by this".
Today @operaqueenie and I had several dear friends over to our house to help each other prepare for Election Day. I'm thankful for the great people we have in our lives. I will be doing this more often from now on.
Without giving much detail, I want to share a few things that stood out to me today.
California and local ballot measures do create an unprecedented ability to directly vote on major issues. It is also overwhelming to try to make informed decisions.
All of the people that I would invite into my home skew towards liberal. But even so, there was a lot of discussion in the room. We need to get away from this idea that "we probably agree on 95%". We don't. But we could if we talked to each other about politics more often.