This is Part Two of the explanation of my job hiring process. Part One covered the bare minimum requirements and some advice on how people could have improved their applications. Part One was intended not only as feedback for my job application process, but as advice for any job application process. This post is specifically about my selection process.
These two posts were originally written as one gigantic article. But I split them in half and I realize now that was probably a mistake. Many people who applied read only part one and immediately assumed that the advice written was why they were eliminated, when actually, I hadn't even explained my evaluation process yet.
Today's post is about specifics and what I was looking for, about why each person was eliminated, and how I ultimately narrowed my search down from multiple hundreds of viable candidates all the way down to the 24 candidates who I chose for Phase 2.
Looking back, I made a few mistakes with the posting for the curator position. I should have been much more stringent about the qualifications and what I wanted. I was expecting maybe 1/3 of …