Joel On Interviewing 1: Three Types of People

There are three types of people. The unwashed masses, lacking even the most basic skills for the job. They are easy to ferret out and eliminate, often just by reviewing a resume and asking two or three quick questions.

At the other extreme, are the brilliant superstars. And in the middle, you have a large number of "maybes" who seem like they might be able to contribute something. The trick is telling the difference between the superstars and the maybes, because we only hire the superstars. Here are some techniques for doing that. (to be continued)
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