04 March 2011

If you're in the top 1%...

By the way, it's because of this phenomenon—the fact that many of the great people are never on the job market—that we are so aggressive about hiring summer interns. This may be the last time these kids ever show up on the open market. In fact we hunt down the smart CS students and individually beg them to apply for an internship with us, because if you wait around to see who sends you a resume, you're already missing out. -- Joel on Software

If you happen to be one of Joel's Interns, I recommend you go out and look for another job anyway, and seriously look, so you get the skills required to look for a job under your belt and you're comfortable with them. Because you never know. I was one of you, and found myself twenty-something years later looking for a job in the middle of George Bush's economy and had absolutely no clue. And that's a scary place to be.

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