Patrick Peralta on hiring:
One of the most interesting anecdotes that Chad gives is when he is going through hundreds of resumes looking for Java developers. After having spent many hours going through candidates that were unqualified, he suggests adding Smalltalk as one of the required keywords for the resume search. Even though Smalltalk won't be used in the project, using this technique he is able to narrow the resumes down considerably. The developers that make this cut turn out to be "diamonds in the rough." These are the guys that really enjoy to program, and people that enjoy to program are usually pretty good at it.
Now, imagine if you put these guys to work in Smalltalk... Nah, you wouldn't want your projects delivered sooner, now would you?
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