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November 28, 2022

Structured Interviews [Hiring Processes]

Structured interviews are used in some organizations to compare candidates better and make more objective, unbiased hiring decisions. In a structured interview, the interviewer is asking the same question in the same order to every candidate. There are no unplanned follow-up questions. This way, the organization makes sure to easily compare candidates answers.  Prepare Structured […]

November 28, 2022

The Bar Raiser Interview [Hiring Processes]

Amazon introduced the bar raiser interviewer 1999 to basically keep a certain standard when hiring. The aim is not trying to just fill positions with people that can do the job, but with people that can improve Amazon. They called it "bar keeper" back in the days, but quickly changed the title of the role. […]

November 28, 2022

Screening Interview [Hiring Processess]

A screening interview is often the first step of the interview process. If your profile is promising and you fulfil most of the requirements for the open position you might get invited to do a screening interview. The interview is often conducted by a recruiter or the hiring manager by phone or video call.  Why […]

November 28, 2022

Trial Projects [Hiring Processes]

A lot of companies are asking themselves: How can we hire a new employee by just interviewing candidates? Talking about the job doesn’t show if the interviewee can actually do the job. The skills required on the job are rarely the ones that are tested during an interview. Doing well on the job requires more […]

November 28, 2022

Culture Fit Interview [Hiring Processes]

This is often called the “Culture fit” interview. A lot of companies are renaming are renaming this kind of interview to “Culture add” or “Value fit” interview. The reasons are obvious: Organization don’t want to hire people that simply very similar to other employees in the team. In the worst form “Culture fit” is used […]

November 28, 2022

Postmortem: The New Manfred!

Last week we launched a brand new release of our platform under the pretty bold promise of 'The New Manfred'. In this post, we wanted to tell you all about what was developed during the 3 months prior to the launch, which has propelled us to this very exciting new stage: Manfred no longer runs […]

November 11, 2022

Battle Report: October 2022

The Manfred Battle Report for October 2022 is here. The process of building and sharing it publicly along the way is much more fun and helpful to the community. If you are in a similar situation to us, we hope you will find these learnings helpful in addressing your own challenges. We provide you with […]

November 3, 2022

The 'New Manfred' kicks off TODAY

Manfred was born 4 years ago with a Telegram channel and a handful of job offers indexed on GitHub. Even back in the day, we aspired to go far beyond being a simple job search portal. From then to now, we want to shake things up and make things easier for the tech community, without […]

October 28, 2022

The Manfred Developer Career Report Postmortem

Two weeks ago we released the Manfred Developer Career Report, a Report on the current state of the tech sector that would advocate transparency and information symmetry in the industry. We wanted to take full advantage of our wide database to produce this much-needed source of information. The Report compares the skills, preferences and projections […]

October 19, 2022

Battle Report: September 2022

We are sharing with you our key financial numbers and business objectives in the September 2022 edition of the Manfred Battle Report, as well as any big learnings and key advice we have collected along the way. We hope all this will prove useful in providing important lessons for others who are in similar situations […]

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