Motley says: "Building a great team is all about finding the best coders"

Summary   Motley:  The last person I interviewed was a coding wizard! She’ll make a great addition to the team!   Maven: Coding is important, but good team members must match team values, be strong in the core competencies, and be passionate about what they do. ______________________________   [Context:  Motley is reflecting on an interview…

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Motley says: "As an interviewer, I need to prove I am better than the candidate"

Summary   Motley:  I can’t hire someone better than I am – they’ll move up the corporate ladder quicker!   Maven: It’s your job to hire the best person for the job and to follow best practices as an interviewer. ______________________________   [Context:  Cynthesis has a free position on Motley’s team and he is to…

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Motley says: "To prepare for an interview, just make sure you can code on a whiteboard"

Summary   Motley:  If I can code well on a whiteboard, I am a shoe-in for the job.   Maven: There is more to just whiteboard coding – make a good first impression, do your research,  and prepare, prepare, prepare. ______________________________   [Context:  Someone Motley knows is interviewing for a new job. Motley wants some…

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Motley says: "Want to join a new team? Just find a cool technology"

Summary   Motley: The only thing that matters in finding a new team or company to work for is the technology and the money they offer you.   Maven: Technology is nothing without a sound business strategy and a competent group of people running the company. People are more important than technology. ______________________________   [Context:…

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