Looking back at Hiring For Tech in 2020

Hiring for Tech
December 21, 2020

A person standing on a street, looking down at a puddle on the ground. The sky is reflected in the puddle.

The end of the year is a good time to reflect. Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Because many of my readers will be on vacation this week and the next, I want to keep these two editions light. I’ll be back in January with the usual content.

This week, I want to reflect on 2020. I wrote my first edition of Hiring For Tech back in February when COVID-19-related restrictions hadn’t yet taken over the US. My goal was to look at each interview I conducted and find the gaps I knew were present in the hiring process. But within a month of launching the newsletter, I started working from home and the tech industry either stopped or slowed down hiring significantly.

Still, I’ve learned a great deal, so let’s take a look back at the last 10+ months of writing:

In next week’s edition, I’ll outline where I see tech hiring going in 2021, and how I plan to be a part of that future. Until then, happy holidays!

This post was sent out on the December 21, 2020 edition of the Hiring For Tech newsletter. Subscribe to get future editions sent to you by email, once a week.

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