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Building Great Software Engineering Teams: Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Your Team from Startup to Success by Joshua Tyler

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CHAPTER 3

Six Destructive Myths About Technical Recruiting

Before we discuss the details of how to build a recruiting strategy, we need to dismantle the destructive thinking that surrounds technical recruiting today. This chapter details six specific misconceptions about recruiting and proposes some alternate ways of thinking.

Myth 1: You Need to Find More Candidates

Almost everyone has the same idea about how to solve the hiring problem: find more candidates. It’s easy to see why—filling the top of the funnel is a simple way to increase your hiring output without changing anything about your philosophy and process. It also allows you to outsource the work required, typically to third-party recruiters.

Here’s my response:

Finding more candidates ...

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