Confessions of a researchaholic

July 27, 2015

Aaron Swartz on how to hire

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:51 am

This guy knows how to hire, at his early twenties, better than most people I have seen.

The best way to evaluate whether someone can do a certain job is to make them do it, in a smaller scale that is feasible to deploy and yet realistic to the real job.

Hiring students adds another layer of difficulty due to their potential to grow and change. We are evaluating whether they can eventually do top research, which cannot be predicted based on what they have done in the past such as grades.

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