Thoughts on Interviewing–LinkedIn’s Founder

I found this synopsis of Reid Hoffman’s book The Alliance pretty interesting. The founder of LinkedIn, and its current executive chairman, he’s clearly given a lot of thought to hiring practices.

This is something we don’t much talk about: that job interviews are inherently dishonest. Both parties are selling something, so they won’t necessarily give an accurate assessment of skills, work habits, working conditions, and strengths and weaknesses in general. It’s particularly true in nonprofits. It’s incumbent on both parties to do their due diligence, using all the resources at hand (and Guidestar is one great resource) to get the full story. There are many. Use them.