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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (1 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8184894678
  • ISBN-13: 978-8184894677
  • ASIN: 1590598385
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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)

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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 as productive as 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.You ll learn: - How to create a pipeline of excellent developers using internships and why this is not optional - How to build a workplace where the best programmers want to work - The secrets to reading resumes, interviewing technical people, and deciding when to make an offer 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.

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