Hiring Advice

by sari and · updated 4mo ago

  • An Hour on Early Stage Hiring

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  • People who don’t take themselves too seriously. They have to be able to laugh at themselves to succeed.

    1. What to look for: This is usually very easy to assess, but look for someone unpretentious and a pleasure to be around.

    2. What to ask: You know it when you see it.

from How to Hire Low Experience, High Potential People by Tara Seshan

Brandy Cerne added 6mo ago

  • Openness. You are not hiring a finished product, and therefore want to ensure the person is open to improvement and new ideas.

    1. What to look for:

      1. Coachability: This trait has two aspects: responding well to feedback, and being self-aware enough to assess their own performance.

      2. Disagree and commit: Can they get out of their own ego and move forwa
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  • Theory for excellence. "Excellence" is a surprisingly generalizable skill. People who've been great at *anything* are more likely to have the drive and self-discipline to excel even at something unrelated. In 2015, we hired a number of ex-Juilliard musicians with no engineering experience with the assumption that “people who know how to be meticul
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  • Determine if they have a chip on their shoulder . Do they have something to prove? Where’s the hole they’re looking to fill? Ideally, you’d get someone with obvious talent/drive that is misunderstood by the world. Those types of people will run through walls to reconcile their internal view of themselves with external perception.

    1. What you’re look
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    Brandy Cerne added 6mo ago

  • Navigate the world on their own terms. The best high potential youth are often unconventional in some ways. And if you’re looking for someone unconventional and high potential, they’ll often have a rationale for their unconventional approach. Ideally they can describe their weird path in an internally coherent way without being egotistical or defe
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  • Find out their wins above replacement. Through the stories they tell, look to see if the end result of the thing they did would have been significantly worse without their involvement. Try to separate their actions from those of their team or the circumstance. This quality should both highlight their talents and their sense of agency and individua
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  • How to Hire Low Experience, High Potential People

    by Tara Seshan

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