Entries from August 2011

Dream. Fit. Passion.

August 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments · General

A few days ago, our CEO Jeff Weiner led a session at LinkedIn on how to “close” candidates — that is, how to persuade candidates to join your team once you have found and interviewed them. Since not everyone has the opportunity to work at LinkedIn and experience Jeff’s leadership first-hand, I thought I’d share […]

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Retiring a Great Interview Problem

August 8th, 2011 · 105 Comments · General

Interviewing software engineers is hard. Jeff Atwood bemoans how difficult it is to find candidates who can write code. The tech press sporadically publishes “best” interview questions that make me cringe — though I love the IKEA question. Startups like Codility and Interview Street see this challenge as an opportunity, offering hiring managers the prospect of outsourcing their coding […]

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