An Elegant Puzzle

An Elegant Puzzle

Systems of Engineering Management

William Larson

Almost every unkind interviewer I’ve worked with has been either suffering from interview burnout after doing many interviews per week for many months or has been busy with other work to the extent that they have started to view interviews as a burden rather than a contribution. To fix that, give them an interview sabbatical for a month or two, and make sure that their overall workload is sustainable before moving them back into the interview rotation. Identifying interview burnout is also one of the areas where having a strong relationship with open communication between engineering managers and recruiters is important. Having two sets of eyes looking for these signals helps.
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