Are You Ready to Start Making a Difference in the Way you do IT Recruiting, Technical Screening  and Candidate Matching?

Whether you’re just starting off to learn how to become a technical recruiter or you are an experienced one with more than a decade of experience, this book and site has just the information you need to answer your technical recruiting questions.

Technology Made Simple was written to espouse technology for the technical recruiter. If you’ve ever felt like you don’t know enough about today’s technologies to be able to perform your job to the best you can, or feel you want a little boost in your technology-ese to be able to perform skills validation or technical screening, then this is be a place to hang out a little.

My book, Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter starts from what I call the very beginning to describe technology. Of course, there’s more in technology that it’ll take a lot more than a 234 page book to describe. But what I did was to start with the fundamentals. I originally wanted to start right from chapter 1 to discuss technology but decided to start with the Technical Job Description and Technical Resume.

The Technical Job Description: The job description you receive from your hiring managers and the one you present to your candidates, is it mostly the same? Should it be? Don’t worry this is not a trick question. The answer should be No. You know more about IT candidacy, the IT recruiting market forces than the average person. So your job (one at least) is to infuse that knowledge in the job description.

In this book, you will find thirteen chapters, broken down into four sections. You can surely jump in anywhere in this book. It is written in such a way that a reader can start from any chapter and flip through to find sample job descriptions and resume highlights and technical screening questions for a given job role. For example, if you are recruiting a software testing role, just go straight to Chapter 8.

Chapter 1 : The Technical Job Requisition

Anatomy of a Technical Job Requisition
Request for Information (RFI)
Job Requisition—with All the Answers
Candidate Questions
Possibility Rating

Chapter 2: The Technical Resume

Decipher the Resume
Correlation between the Requisition and Resume
Adding Professional Experience
Questions from a Resume
Skill Embellishments

Chapter 3: Technology Team

Technology Organizational Chart (a dotcom company)
Why the Organization Chart
The Recruiter’s Take
What To Do with an Org Chart

Chapter 4: Networking Fundamentals

From the Beginning
The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Network Model
Definition of Server and Client
Categories of Networks
Types of Networks
Network Protocols

Chapter 5: Operating System Fundamentals

What Is an Operating System?
Capabilities of the Operating System
Categories of Operating Systems
Desktop Operating Systems
Network Operating Systems
Operating System Types
Operating System Skills Sets
Conversation between a Technical Recruiter and a System Administrator
Desktop versus Network Administration

Chapter 6 : Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

SDLC in a Nutshell
The Business Analyst and Software Requirements
Phases of SDLC
How SDLC Comes Together
The Technical Project Manager versus the Project Manager
Combining the Business Analyst and Project Manager

Chapter 7: Software Development Technologies

Types of Programming Languages
Types of Software Development
Software Development Methodologies
Development Frameworks
Development Technologies and Their Uses
Job Roles in Software Development
Hiring Challenges

Chapter 8: Software Testing

What Is Software Testing?
What Does a Software Tester Do?
Software Testing versus Quality Assurance
The Software Tester’s Role
Software Testing Team Members
Types of Testing
Stages of Software Testing
Testing Skills Sets
Study of a Software Tester’s Job Description
Reviewing a Software Tester
What We Learned

Chapter 9: Database Technologies

Characteristics of Database Applications
Database Languages
Database Objects
Database Terms
Database Solutions

Chapter 10: Database Job Roles

Database Administration
Database Development
Study of a Database-Related Job Description
Database Role Descriptions
Database Engineer (DBE)
Database Administrator (DBA)
Data Analyst
ETL Developer

Chapter 11: Systems Administration

Network Systems Administration
Application Systems Administration

Chapter 12: SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Overview

What Is ERP?
Evolution of SAP ERP Application
SAP Business Software
SAP ERP Overview
Human Capital Management
Procurement and Logistics Execution
Product Development and Manufacturing
Sales and Services
Corporate Services
SAP Candidate Resume
SAP FI/CO Job Description

Chapter 13: Certifications

The Value of Certification
The Question About Certification
Profile of the Certified versus Noncertified
Product and Business Process Certifications
Operating System Certifications