Notes on hiring (Startups)

Verbal interviews are optimal for gauging the applicant’s personal culture and communication skills. Applicant should be the one who does most of the talking. Gold flags for us includes a well-maintained blog, personal projects, teaching experience, volunteerism, leadership experience and demonstrated passion in the field. Some examples of demonstrated passion include giving talks in conference/meetups, contributing to an open source project, the type of content shared in their social media accounts, the type of extra-curricular activities in school and the likes. Red flags include predominantly negative social media postings, absence of career related social media postings, unwillingness to expand on answers in interview. PAID audition work is best to measure how fast they work and the code quality. Can be done remotely or on premise. For the Audition – a 1 multi-dimensional task for 5-7 days should be enough to assess. For the Audition task, it should have an accompanying list of criteria such ...(Read More)