10 tips for hiring developers and other technical personnel

What I learned from hiring over 70 technologists and conducting more than 300 interviews

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1. Hire for soft skills; preferably look for a growth mindset.

2. Work with structured interviews

3. You are building a team, so involve them

4. Think deeply about what you are hiring for.

5. Focus on a great candidate experience

6. People overestimate the capabilities of members of a great team/company (or fancy degree)

7. Reflect often on your hiring process and be aware of your own and your team’s biases

8. Expectation management is critical and works both ways

9. Hire by committee

10. Hire for balanced seniority

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