Bookshelf: Smart things get done


Smart and Gets Things Done:
Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent

“Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent”

I really like to read Joe’s books because they have a strong reality check and its fun to read them. This book focus on hiring tech staff for your company, to be more precise, developers. I find this the most challenging part of running an IT company. Finding people that are flexible, open-minded, experienced, willing to learn, expert in their field,..

I saw to many bloated CV’s filled with technolgy buzzords and fancy certificates, but then reality sets in. I rather invite people for interview with a less shiny list of achievements.

But ! The stars out there dont send CV’s. They always hired and hunted down by headhunters.
So my tip for you as “employer”: Dont waste your time with newspaper and monster ads, you are going to waste your time. Get creative or let someone help you !

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