No, unfortunately this post doesn’t mean we’re hiring right now. But the next time we are, it would serve an interested applicant well to read this post from 37 Signals. Plenty of people know how to code and have years of experience to show for it. But, if I get to pick the person I’m going to work with, it has to be somebody I want to spend time with, somebody I look forward to seeing on Monday morning…in addition to somebody with rock star skills. We’ve interviewed a lot of people over the years and we’ve only had one candidate ever “fail” an interview question. The question was “What do you do for fun?”, and he had no answer. The guy was an absolute stud when it came to coding skill and even communicating, but I just couldn’t imagine sharing an office with him. Personality matters.