How to Find and Hire Amazing People, Part 4
Hello folks! This is the final part to the four part hiring series. Parts one, two, and three are here, here, and here. As the final part to this series, I want to close us out with a quick thought and links to other great startup hiring reading!
My closing thought is that there are different styles to everything, and your mileage may vary. There's more than one way to skin a cat. And so on.
Dharmesh likes to ask employees to work through a dating period of 60-90 days. Jason Cohen likes to ask candidates to answer some essay questions before an interview. These guys are both awesome. You can't just write off these differences.
So you'll develop your own process over time that fits your style, industry, and company situation.
Which is great! That's part of what makes your career fun and challenging!
Food For Thought
Here are some links to other pieces of writing on the subject of hiring. I found all of these interesting and thought provoking! Enjoy!
- Marc Andreesen: How to hire the best people you've ever worked with
- Why Startups Should ALWAYS Compromise When Hiring
- Startup Hiring: Why You Should Date Before Getting Married
- 5 Quick Pointers On Startup Hiring
- A Smart Bear: Hiring Employee #1
- Tom Pinckney: Competing with large companies for engineers
- Paul English: hiring religion
- SEOmozBlog: The It Getters
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for future posts!
Finally, please let us know in the comments if you have any of your own favorite startup hiring reading to contribute to the pile!