Fog Creek

How to Hire the Smartest Programmers

This video series takes you through the key steps in hiring the smartest programmers. Covering everything from résumé screening to interviews and making the final hiring decision, these six short videos provide some helpful tips on how to hire the best engineering talent.


2. Résumé Screening

Find out why you should look out for ‘PBECS’ in all candidates and see some good and bad résumé examples.


3. Phone Interviews

This video covers the key aspects of a phone interview and the kinds of questions that work well in phone interviews.


4. Remote Code Tests

Learn about the scenarios that work in remote code tests and what to look out for in the best candidates.


5. In-person Interviews

This video covers examples of good interview questions, the importance of question consistency and just how many interviews you should run.


6. Hire or No Hire?

When it comes to making the hiring decision, hear why we think there should be no Ifs, Buts or Maybes.