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November 28, 2022

The Screening Interview [Recruitment Process]

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 HR manager by phone or video call. Why […]

November 28, 2022

Trial Projects [Recruitment Process]

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 way it is expected. The skills required on the job are rarely the ones that are tested during an interview. Doing well […]

November 28, 2022

The Culture-Fit Interview [Recruitment Process]

Often called the “Culture-it” Interview”, a lot of companies are now dubbing this kind of interview the “Culture-add Interview” or the “Value-fit Interview”. The reasons are pretty obvious: Companies don’t want to hire people that very similar to other employees in the team. In its worst form, “Culture fit” interviews are used as a tool […]

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 […]

September 9, 2022

War Report: August 2022

We share our milestone numbers and objectives in our August 2022 War Report, as well as the learnings and advice we have collected. We hope they will be useful in providing lessons for others who are in similar situations to ours or can benefit from their publication. Building in public is not easy, but we […]

September 1, 2022

5 soft skills that every Software Architect should have

There might be a general thinking that a Software Architect only need technical skills, when the reality is that soft skills can be even more important. Soft skills have become essential for companies when hiring a new technical profile. Like everything else, the set of skills needed depends on the role to which it is […]

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