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14. Hiring Technical Managers

All of the ideas and steps described in this book can be readily applied to hiring technical staff members, but applying them may seem less straightforward when the candidate to be hired is a technical manager. If you’ve been having trouble adapting these ideas to your open management positions, this chapter should prove especially useful.

There are numerous reasons why hiring technical managers requires an approach that is different from that used for hiring technical staff members. One reason is that managers perform work that may be vastly different from the work performed by technical staff members. A second reason is that managers tend to have a larger sphere of influence than technical staff members have, and ...

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