Yeah I hear you on not accepting resumes or inquiries from other wanna be business owners. Let me give you an example of a posting that I recieved about 2 days ago... "ITCN Corporation is willing to take on any project of any magnitude at reasonable rates"
So I responded to the So called ITCN Corporation and requested that they simply send me their Corporate ID and state of Incorporation so I can check with their State to see if they were a legit company.
I got a respond back from the guy that he was a sole proprietor not a corporation and that he didn`t feel comfortable doing business with my company. As if he was going to be selected.
As for having a job description I do have one and I`ve described what I am looking for the problem with that is they modify their resume to fit the job description so what I`ve done now is created my own basic html test that they have to take before they goto phase 2 if they pass with an 85 or above they move up the ladder.
The test has questions such as:
1. What is the purpose of a meta tag?
2. Show example of how you would use a div tag in a web site.
3. Creat a css rule for the following tag <a>
Show the following: Active, hover, visited
Simple questions... I developed a page of 100... They do get harder at about question number 15. I added some php, asp, and most of all coldfusion.
If they don`t know how to use the cfmodule tag... they are in trouble...
I hope this will help me eliminate the newbies from the good coders
I would suggest with your next hire you provide some sort of testing to prove the candidate`s ability, which isn`t uncommon in larger firms. Just make sure it isn`t a take home test ;).
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