What is Wrong with Hiring

The podcast where we try to understand why hiring and getting hired in tech are both absolute nightmares.

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Tuesday Jun 14, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Sara Howes, SVP of Product at Diesel Laptops about building a new product team from scratch in a very subject matter heavy industry.  Sara is hiring! Drink pairing: Black coffee

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Julia DeBari, a UX designer and educator turned recruiter. Julia shares her perspective on what hiring managers are asking for from designers and how she goes about finding the right fit for candidates.  Drink pairing: Aperol Spritz

Tuesday May 31, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Dani Nordin, a Product Design Architect at Athena Health, about what happens when you decide you need to structure your own role. They want you to know that deciding you don't want to be a manager isn't a personal failing!   Drink pairing: Athletic Brewing Company Run Wild IPA (Non-alcoholic)

Tuesday May 24, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Sarah Merlin, Associate Director of Product Design at Curology. Sarah shares tips about working with internal recruiters who might not be familiar with hiring in your domain and how to hire a lot of designers in a short period of time (it's possible!).  Interested in working with Sarah? She is hiring!   Drink pairing: Kirkland tequila on the rocks with a splash of lime

Tuesday May 17, 2022

In this episode, Laura talks with Amy Santee about what candidates really want to know, what it's like hiring designers and other tech people right now, and what hiring managers can do to make it easier for everybody.  Amy Santee is a Career Strategist and Coach for UX professionals who want to design their careers with intention and bring their good to the world. As a personal growth nerd, Amy loves partnering with individuals to build confidence and courage, develop a unique professional brand, navigate work environments, and find jobs they love. Prior to coaching, Amy built a career as a UX researcher, working on end-to-end product development and strategy with all flavors of organizations, including eBay, Lowe's, General Motors, and the City of Portland.    Drink Pairing: H20 (It's rough out there. Stay hydrated!)

Tuesday May 10, 2022

In this episode, Laura interviews Kim Bieler, UX Director at Expel. They talk about hiring generalist designers vs specialists and how if you learn to design for cyber security, you will end up with job security.  As of May 2022, Kim's team is hiring! Check out these two open roles:  Senior UX Designer, growth Senior UX Designer, analyst experience Drink Pairing: Really Good Boxed Wine


What is Wrong with Hiring

Welcome to a new podcast from Laura Klein, co-host of What is Wrong with UX! Enjoy a series of conversations with hiring managers in tech, candidates, and recruiting professionals where we try to answer the question, "why is it so hard to hire people and get hired in this ridiculous industry?" 


The answers will surprise and infuriate you. Ok, they probably won't surprise you. But the guests are fun, and there's a drink pairing with every episode. So strap in and learn something about all the stupid things we get wrong about hiring designers, engineers, and everybody else who works in tech.  

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