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Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy

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4Creating Brown Shorts Answer Guidelines

Knowing how to ask insightful interview questions is a great skill. But knowing how to accurately evaluate the responses to those questions is an even better skill. Here’s what I mean. Consider the question “Can black hole evaporation be reconciled with quantum mechanics?” I know it’s a bit out there, but I’ve been told (by people who know) that it’s a great physics question. I would appear highly intelligent if I were to ask it of a bunch of physicists at a cocktail party. Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer (I’m not sure physicists do either), which limits my ability to evaluate and assess any responses. I’m not able to differentiate between a great answer, a plausible answer, and a terrible answer. ...

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