Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: emotional intelligence

You have two jobs November 1st, 2017

Welcome to FictionalSoft! I hope your first week is going well? Great. As you start to find your feet, I want to make sure we have a shared understanding of what success looks like here. Apologies in advance if I’m telling you something you already know, but it’s important to be explicit about this early. You were hired to write code. Many developers make the mistake and think that their job stops there.…

IQ isn't enough to get hired April 3rd, 2019

I’ve interviewed hundreds of people for technical roles, and a pattern has emerged. In general, we reject many more candidates for social skills than for technical competence. In fact, most technical interview funnels are arranged so that technical screens are earlier. This means that if you reach an interview, you’ve probably (mostly) passed the technical part, and are now being judged mostly on EQ - emotional intelligence. If you get rejected at this point, it’s probably because of social skills.…