What do I look for when hiring? Well, let’s get past the assumption that they can do the job. There has to be a no-asshole rule.
We’ll go through the whole interview, and I’ll say, “I have one last question. I don’t work with assholes. Are you one?”
Some say, “What a great question! I want to work in a place that’s like that.” But you’d be amazed at how many others hear that question and look like they’ve just been caught. Their expressions say: I guess I’m an asshole.