This chapter describes the audience and scope of this book and suggests how you can use it to recruit the best software engineers available. It explains the central themes: hiring well is a competitive advantage, treat candidates as well as you treat customers, and take an engineering approach to the recruiting and hiring process. This chapter also provides a troubleshooting table to identify the appropriate chapters for answers to the most common and easily articulated questions.


Software Engineer Hiring Decision Hiring Process Recruit Process Good Customer Service 
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    See, for example, Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (New York: FSG, 2011).Google Scholar

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