[clug] Bidding for jobs - Was developer to restrict ssh

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Tue Jan 12 15:04:23 MST 2010

Hi Mike, all

----- "Mike Carden" <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Arjen Lentz <arjen at lentz.com.au>
> wrote:
> > I tend to hire potential more than expertise
> I'd like to chime in here agree with Arjen. I want smart people a lot
> more than I want someone who knows product or platform X inside out.
> I
> want motivated, flexible, articulate, passionate, intelligent people.
> Other stuff can be learned.
> Oh, I would also point out that people know people. Ask a person you
> respect who they might recommend for the job. Works a treat.

I'll tell one of my interview secrets ;-)
I ask stuff like "what's your biggest stuffup, and how did you resolve it?"
That tells a lot - it's not about the stuffup at all...

Arjen Lentz, Exec.Director @ Open Query (http://openquery.com)
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