July 6, 2004 interview

Interviews are practically worthless for screening candidates.”

Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent, discusses his thoughts on interviewing, include:

  • In an interview you can tell if a person is a pleasant conversationalist, and you can give some technical questions to rule out the truly inept, but beyond that you might as well be rolling dice.”
  • I’d like to note that in an all-male work environment hiring an attractive female is probably good for morale.”
  • Even though work history doesn’t correlate with job performance, being a lying sack of shit almost certainly does.”

Fun. : )