Job Interview


Here are some clips from the Lex Fridman Podcast that touch on job interview experiences and insights:

  1. Interviewing Insights:

    • Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, shares his experience of interviewing thousands of candidates. He emphasizes the importance of creating a positive candidate experience and dealing with the exhaustion of numerous interviews.
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  2. CIA Recruitment:

    • Andrew Bustamante talks about his unexpected recruitment by the CIA while he was applying for the Peace Corps. This clip shows an unconventional job interview experience.
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  3. Academic Innovation:

    • Sheldon Solomon recalls his job interview at Princeton University, highlighting the expectations and constraints young scholars face in academia.
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      Interviewing Insights

      Brian shares his experience of interviewing thousands of candidates and how he had to work on creating a positive candidate experience, even when he knew the person wasn't the right fit. He emphasizes the importance of making candidates feel comfortable and avoiding creating detractors for the company.

      Lex Fridman Podcast

      Brian Armstrong: Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, and Government Regulation | Lex Fridman Podcast #307
  4. Building a Successful Life:

    • Jared Kushner shares advice on success, including a lesson from his father on the importance of punctuality for job interviews.
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These clips offer diverse perspectives on job interviews, highlighting experiences from different fields and the significance of preparation, candidate experience, and personal integrity.