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

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A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent.
  • A comprehensive system for hiring top-notch technical employees
  • Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style
  • Learn how to find great people--and get them to work for you--in an afternoon

The top software developers are ten times as productive as average developers. Ten times. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets--from his years at Microsoft, and as the co-founder of Fog Creek Software--for recruiting the best developers in the world. You'll learn:

  • How to create a pipeline of excellent developers using internships--and why this is not optional
  • How to build a workplace where the best programmers want to work
  • The secrets to reading resumes, interviewing technical people, and deciding when to make an offer

If you've ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you've ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you're wondering why you can't find great programmers, stop everything and read this book.

Synopsis:

A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent.A comprehensive system for hiring top?notch technical employees Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style Learn how to find great people?and get them to work for you?in an afternoon

The top software developers are ten times more productive than average developers. Ten times. You can?t afford not to hire them. But if you haven?t been reading Joel Spolsky 's books or blog, you probably don?t know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets?from his years at Microsoft, and as the co?founder of Fog Creek Software?for recruiting the best developers in the world.

If you?ve ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you?ve ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you?re wondering why you can?t find great programmers, stop everything and read this book. Table of Contents Hitting the High Notes Finding Great Developers A Field Guide to Developers Sorting Resumes The Phone Screen The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing Fixing Suboptimal Teams

Synopsis:

A good programmer can outproduce five, ten, and sometimes more run-of-the-mill programmers. The secret to success for any software company then is to hire the good programmers. But how to do that? How to recognize a good programmer? How to even define good? These are questions the software industry has struggled with for decades. Managers and others involved in hiring programmers are constantly faced with the dilemma of trying to divine talent for programming based on their perception of a candidatea (TM)s talent for interviewing and socialization. The result? The result is all too often the hiring of a good talker rather than a good programmer.

In Joel on Hiring, Joel Spolsky draws from his experience both at Microsoft and running his own, successful software company based in New York City. Joel writes humorously, but seriously about his methods for sorting resumes, for finding great candidates, and for interviewing, in person and by phone. Joela (TM)s methods are not complex, but they do get to the heart of the matter: how to recognize a great developer when you see one.

Synopsis:

A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent. A comprehensive system for hiring top-notch technical employees Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style Learn how to find great people--and get them to work for you--in an afternoon

The top software developers are ten times as productive as average developers. Ten times. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets--from his years at Microsoft, and as the co-founder of Fog Creek Software--for recruiting the best developers in the world. You'll learn: How to create a pipeline of excellent developers using internships--and why this is not optional How to build a workplace where the best programmers want to work The secrets to reading resumes, interviewing technical people, and deciding when to make an offer

If you've ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you've ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you're wondering why you can't find great programmers, stop everything and read this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590598382
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Spolsky, Joel
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Careers - Interviewing
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
7.48x6.60x.80 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent.A comprehensive system for hiring top?notch technical employees Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style Learn how to find great people?and get them to work for you?in an afternoon

The top software developers are ten times more productive than average developers. Ten times. You can?t afford not to hire them. But if you haven?t been reading Joel Spolsky 's books or blog, you probably don?t know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets?from his years at Microsoft, and as the co?founder of Fog Creek Software?for recruiting the best developers in the world.

If you?ve ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you?ve ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you?re wondering why you can?t find great programmers, stop everything and read this book. Table of Contents Hitting the High Notes Finding Great Developers A Field Guide to Developers Sorting Resumes The Phone Screen The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing Fixing Suboptimal Teams

"Synopsis" by , A good programmer can outproduce five, ten, and sometimes more run-of-the-mill programmers. The secret to success for any software company then is to hire the good programmers. But how to do that? How to recognize a good programmer? How to even define good? These are questions the software industry has struggled with for decades. Managers and others involved in hiring programmers are constantly faced with the dilemma of trying to divine talent for programming based on their perception of a candidatea (TM)s talent for interviewing and socialization. The result? The result is all too often the hiring of a good talker rather than a good programmer.

In Joel on Hiring, Joel Spolsky draws from his experience both at Microsoft and running his own, successful software company based in New York City. Joel writes humorously, but seriously about his methods for sorting resumes, for finding great candidates, and for interviewing, in person and by phone. Joela (TM)s methods are not complex, but they do get to the heart of the matter: how to recognize a great developer when you see one.

"Synopsis" by , A guide to attracting, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best technical talent. A comprehensive system for hiring top-notch technical employees Packed with useful information and specific advice written in a breezy, humorous style Learn how to find great people--and get them to work for you--in an afternoon

The top software developers are ten times as productive as average developers. Ten times. You can't afford not to hire them. But if you haven't been reading Joel Spolsky's books or blog, you probably don't know how to find them and make them want to work for you.

In this brief book, Joel reveals all his secrets--from his years at Microsoft, and as the co-founder of Fog Creek Software--for recruiting the best developers in the world. You'll learn: How to create a pipeline of excellent developers using internships--and why this is not optional How to build a workplace where the best programmers want to work The secrets to reading resumes, interviewing technical people, and deciding when to make an offer

If you've ever wondered what you should be looking for in a resume, if you've ever struggled to decide whether to hire someone at the end of an interview, or if you're wondering why you can't find great programmers, stop everything and read this book.

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