The Great Rehire


Article from ADMIN 74/2023
Be prepared for some bizarre interviews during The Great Rehire.

It's funny how tech companies always do what other tech companies do. If one company puts a Ping-Pong table in the breakroom, they all do. If Company A starts having catered lunches, they all do. If Company B puts TVs in conference rooms, they all do. You'd think tech CXOs would be more creative, but they're not. From Ping-Pong tables to salad bars to big layoffs to offshoring – they want to do what everyone else is doing. One company brought remote workers back into their offices, and then every tech company brought their workers back into their offices. When one company decides to rehire the people they laid off during The Great Layoff, they'll all do it, and so will begin The Great Rehire.

I look forward to The Great Rehire. I like to see people gainfully employed. Employment gives us dignity, independence, and opportunity. It stimulates the economy and can help everyone to thrive. I've helped dozens of friends and acquaintances find work over the years and was happy to do it. I didn't expect anything in return except a "Thank you." Everyone should pay it forward and build some good karma. You never know when you might need to make a withdrawal from your karmic bank account.

The return to employment will likely come with lower salaries, fewer extravagant perks, and crazier interviews. If you've participated in the interview process lately, you know precisely what I'm stating. Interviews have become more than a little weird. First, there's the screening interview to prove that you're a real person and possess a few basic "weed out" skills, which separate those who toss their résumés into the wind to see if any stick from those who are at least minimally qualified. The second interview is likely with an audience of one: The hiring manager. They will ask you questions about your career goals, specifics about your job history and skills, and perhaps a few open-ended questions to construct a personality profile to see if you're a

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