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    ...people for technical positions on occasion.

    Typically I start the interview (after normal pleasantries) with "tell me about this thing on your resume". Usually I am less interested in the low-level operation of whatever it is the candidate is talking about and more interested in whether they can explain it to me intelligently. You would be shocked the number of people who can't explain stuff they themselves wrote on their resume at a high level.

    People with tech skills are everywhere (and you can teach almost anyone almost anything), what I look for are people I know I can put on their own on a project and they can work independently. "Can this person work independently? Can they defend their work in front of a room full of people? Can I leave them alone and expect them to get their work done?" I ask myself. Motivation is huge; my group and I do not want people who will merely punch a clock, do their work, and go home.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Tue Jul 06, 2010 at 08:39:45 PM PDT

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