About this book
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.
- Book Title Smart and Gets Things Done
- Book Subtitle Joel Spolsky’s Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-0254-7
- Copyright Information Apress 2007
- Publisher Name Apress
- eBook Packages Professional and Applied Computing Professional and Applied Computing (R0)
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-59059-838-2
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4302-0254-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVIII, 200
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
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From the reviews:
"Programming-employment decisions are a critical managerial process. … Spolsky asserts that ‘the real trick to management is to make people identify with the goals you’re trying to achieve.’ … Spolsky concludes with the self-designed ‘Joel Test,’ which rates the quality of a software team. … Managers, recruiters, and programmers will enjoy this easy read." (Brad Reid, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2008)