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The Phone Screen

by Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

“Before moving on to a full-fledged in-person interview, we usually use a phone screen to make sure that we’re not wasting time and money on someone who is just seriously not smart.”

The Phone Screen


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