How to Hire the Best People You’ve Ever Worked With

Good hiring advice from Marc Andreessen:

Pick a topic you know intimately and ask the candidate increasingly esoteric questions until they don’t know the answer.

They’ll either say they don’t know, or they’ll try to bullshit you.

Guess what. If they bullshit you during the hiring process, they’ll bullshit you once they’re onboard.

(Via Kottke.)

Friday, 8 June 2007