I am often called upon to interview people for various technical jobs and to assess the skills of those already in the organization. The goal of each assessment (interview or otherwise) whether directly verbalized or not is to uncover the "superstar" that is just waiting out there to be hired or promoted or even simply recognized. Or, more accurately, to decide if someone is a mere mortal or if he/she will ascend to the ranks of "demi-god" within the organization.
There is a problem, though. The "demi-god" we are all looking for doesn't exist. The quest itself is the mythical snipe hunt.Read More