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The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing: version 3.0 now shipping!

by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

“A motley gang of anarchists, free-love advocates, and banana-rights agitators have hijacked The Love Boat out of Puerto Vallarta and are threatening to sink it in 7 days with all 616 passengers and 327 crew members unless their demands are met. The demand? A million dollars in small unmarked bills, and a GPL implementation of WATFIV, that is, the esteemed Waterloo Fortran IV compiler. (It’s surprising how few things the free-love people can find to agree on with the banana-rights people.)”

The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)

The original version of the Guerrilla Guide, published here in 2000, was an internal Fog Creek hiring guide. Version 2.0 was a major revision that appeared in the book Joel on Software. This 3.0 version is another major rewrite which reflects some of the changes in the industry over the last few years, and incorporates some new things I've learned about interviewing.


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