Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide To Finding The Best Technical Talent by Avram Joel SpolskySmart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide To Finding The Best Technical Talent by Avram Joel Spolsky

Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide To Finding The Best Technical Talent

byAvram Joel Spolsky

Paperback | May 31, 2007

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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 more productive than 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.

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.

Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. His web site Joel on Software (JoelonSoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over 30 languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management...
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Title:Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide To Finding The Best Technical TalentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 31, 2007Publisher:APRESS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1590598385

ISBN - 13:9781590598382

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Table of Contents

  1. Hitting the High Notes
  2. Finding Great Developers
  3. A Field Guide to Developers
  4. Sorting Resumes
  5. The Phone Screen
  6. The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing
  7. Fixing Suboptimal Teams

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"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)