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How Red Hat Hires 113

New submitter markfeffer, Senior Editor at Dice, writes "Red Hat's hired about 600 people in its last three fiscal quarters, and it's going to keep hiring – about 900 to 1,000 more this year. The company's primarily looking for software and technical support engineers, along with salespeople who can help strengthen its cloud-technology capabilities. They want people with strong technical skills, of course, but the company puts a premium on those who've taken the time to research its business and send in a resume that's custom-tailored to the job opening."
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How Red Hat Hires

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  • Nice Ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by adturner ( 6453 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:10PM (#42826471) Homepage

    Love this ad by Dice/Red Hat in an attempt to attract talent. I mean, I sure hope it's an ad, because if it's a legit bit of "news" then slashdot's standards have really fallen.

  • Re:does it work? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by phantomfive ( 622387 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:12PM (#42826507) Journal
    Oh, I figured it out. They hire by getting an ad posted as a story on Slashdot. Go work for Redhat!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:14PM (#42826521)

    Wow. Just wow. They're really trying to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, aren't they?

    Please cancel my subscription to your newsletter.

  • spam (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:34PM (#42826793)
    Our new overlords can go fuck themselves if they think the community is going to see this paid ad/posting as "news".
  • Re:Nice Ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by steelfood ( 895457 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:37PM (#42826823)

    It's just a slashvertisement. We get these every so often. At least this one's for a respected, FOSS company. And it's a fairly transparent slashvertisement.

  • KABLAM! (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:44PM (#42826893)

    Holly slashvertisment BATMAN! Did you just see what I saw? Not one, not two, but three links to Dice.com!

  • Oh dice (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Desler ( 1608317 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @07:51PM (#42826975)

    New submitter markfeffer, Senior Editor at Dice, writes

    Not even trying to hide things anymore? Fail Dice ad is fail.

  • Re:Nice Ad (Score:5, Insightful)

    by quantaman ( 517394 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @08:39PM (#42827413)

    I'd be a lot more comfortable if there was an explicit acknowledgement as an ad, for all we know timothy saw Red Hat in the title and was friends with the Dice guy so decided it would make a good submission.

    Even as an ad it's kinda pointless, all it does is say Red Hat is hiring, then gives some extremely general job application advice. Why not make it interesting by mentioning something about how Red Hat differs from non-open source companies in its hiring, or giving tips on how contributors to a big project could get themselves hired to work on that project.

  • by Peter H.S. ( 38077 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @08:42PM (#42827445) Homepage

    I'm just wondering why you think Red Hat wants to kill open source?

    Two words. Lennart Poettering. [wikipedia.org]

    See also systemd [wikipedia.org] and pulseaudio [wikipedia.org]. Or better yet, ask Linus [lkml.org] himself.

    I think Lennart Poettering's work on PulseAudio and Systemd is superb. PulsAudio just plain works; sound has never been so easy and flexible in Linux.
    Sys V /init can't die fast enough in my opinion. Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Arch Linux and many lesser distroes, have all ditched it in favour of modern solutions.

    Claiming that Red Hat want to kill Open Source is just plain pathetic. RH is _THE_ major contributor to Linux, both with their own projects and up stream contributions. They have always been unwavering staunch in their belief and support of Open Source.

  • by dingman ( 126949 ) on Thursday February 07, 2013 @09:49PM (#42827927)

    If you are looking for some job, any job, this attitude may make some sense. Say, because you are unemployed or because you are truly miserable in your current position. Even with a pretty crummy employment market at the moment, this is not most people.

    If you are looking for a next position, say because you have a big life change coming, want career advancement, or just plain feel like it's time for a change, this doesn't make sense at all. Spewing uncountable copies of your resume to the four winds and hoping might land you a job. If so, my guess is at some company you have no connection to, no passion for, and likely no reason but the pay check to keep going. This is not a recipe for happiness OR success in the new job.

    I frankly can't imagine being willing to leave my current position for another one unless it was more than sufficiently exciting to justify customizing a resume and cover letter. Heck, the last time I did that it was for an internal transfer. Probably the next time, too. Red Hat is an excellent fit for me. Of course, I also find the whole idea of finding jobs through any form of job add rather improbable. I've literally never been hired for a job that I had seen an add for before I had talked with the hiring manager. Do people really get jobs that way in statistically significant numbers?

  • Complete farce. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 07, 2013 @11:23PM (#42828573)

    Having worked at Red Hat in 2 different departments, I can certainly say that this article is 100% bullshit.

    Last line in the article:
    "In essence, Red Hat wants to know that you’re going to make a commitment to the job, not simply get a bit of experience and jump somewhere else
    Dice News in Tech"

    RedHat takes full advantage of it's brand to sucker and lure unsuspecting and gullible people into working long hours for low pay. Everyone is overworked at the low to mid levels, management is dysfunctional, and voicing your own "ideas" is a frowned upon form of insubordination that is likely to get you blacklisted/fired.

    If you want to form a real opinion about the worklife there without a bunch of marketing nonsense, take a look through the reviews on glassdoor.com: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Red-Hat-Reviews-E8868.htm

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