How to Make Your First Hire

Episode 285 | How to Make Your First Hire

Date: 2016-04-19

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us


Startups for the Rest of UsStay with part-time and contractors as long as you can.

Find people that are really good at a single skill and then fire yourself from the job they are doing.

Hiring is a learned skill.

Interview multiple candidates.

A bad hire is orders of magnitude worse than no hire.

Experienced people are a lot more expensive but they can hit the ground running.

Going from zero to one employees is the hardest.

As your budget grows you can hire better people.

Being a manger is a learned skill.

For full-time employees hire for the most time-consuming task you are doing first.

Hire for support first.

Really good hires typically aren’t looking for jobs.