Back in September I wrote the first version of Skills I Used Last Week, so I thought I’d loop back to see if I was doing anything new lately. The window is really the last few weeks, but I thought I’d stick with the title for now, for continuity! Mostly it’s the same same as […]Read more "Skills I Used Last Week #2"
Ever thought about what your average week looks like? What are the real core skills your environment uses every day or every week? I tried to write down all the variations I did last week, during an admittedly slow week: Adhoc full backup of a database Restore database with different name on same server Restore […]Read more "Skills I Used Last Week"
Over the years I’ve been primary a skills interviewer. In theory I know what skills are needed and in theory I want to hire someone that can do a hundred percent of those on day one. The other technique is aptitude hiring – asking questions that can reveal the interest and ability to learn new […]Read more "Interview Candidates for Skills, Aptitude, Maybe Both"