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Nancy Wang has been a hiring manager at both Google and Amazon, two companies that get their pick of the best and brightest candidates in tech. She says the most desirable candidates — and the ones who ultimately make the cut — are naturally curious people who like solving problems and can learn as they proceed. Wang has also figured out how to quickly identify candidates who probably won’t work out: They’re know-it-alls who can’t admit when they’re wrong and what they don’t know. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more narratives .

Amazon and Google get their pick of top ability. The world’s most profitable tech corporations give competitive compensation packages and attract the industry’s best and brightest candidates.

So who ultimately attains the cut? See the rest of the tale at Business Insider

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