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As part of a mini hiring boom at Basecamp this year, CEO Jason Fried went looking for a position that had never existed before at the company: head of marketing. Over a thousand people applied for the role. In this episode, Jason explains how he narrowed a very competitive pool of candidates to find the right person.

Show Notes

"Hire When It Hurts," our previous episode about hiring - 00:57

"Farewell, Happy Camper," our episode about rebranding Basecamp - 1:51

A Signal v. Noise post by Jason about design challenges for job candidates - 4:26

Detroit Bus Co. - 11:17

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.