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Submission + - Hiring Developers: You're Doing It Wrong (

thasmudyan writes: "In over a decade of "modern" IT startup job interviews we have made no progress whatsoever. If anything, I was part of the problem there for a few years. I simply copied a hiring mechanism that seemed like a standard at the time, and in doing so I failed miserably at the most important goals a company should observe when looking for new developers. Today the tech front pages are full of Larry Page's efforts to turn around the company, but I think performance problems at developer-centric companies may to a large part be burned into their DNA by a deeply faulty hiring process."

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.