job screening question

Andriy Bilous andriy.bilous at
Tue Jul 10 12:05:49 UTC 2012

I think Ivan covered that
And also about hiring in general

Many says that everything happens in the first 5 minutes of interview,
right chemistry if you like - the rest of the hiring process you're
looking for reasons to hire the person you like or for the reasons to
reject someone you don't like.

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM, David Coulson <david at> wrote:
> On 7/10/12 6:56 AM, Bret Clark wrote:
>> Hence the reason he mentioned "skilled" person...
> Right. A skilled person knows not to commit to anything in a meeting, or to
> at least validate what they think before they open their mouth. Depends on
> the audience, of course.
> At least in my environment, there is not an expectation for someone to be
> able to rattle off technical specifics from memory on demand - I've got an
> iPad and Google for that. General concepts and
> functionality/limitations/whatever are great in that setting, but no one
> asks for the level of detail that takes 30 minutes to research and digest in
> a meeting. The ability to remember obscure command line arguments, or parts
> of a protocol header don't have much value, when you can look it about 10
> seconds.
> Anyone else noticed their memory has gotten worse since Google came along?
> :)
> David

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