How to Hire Book
How to Hire

Your Hiring Playbook

How to Hire is a playbook for owners and operators to achieve hiring success. Learn the proven strategies used by over 16,000 companies to hire over 100,000 people per year.

What’s Inside

Bite-sized sections that busy leaders can act on today to help your organization grow beyond your wildest expectations.


Build a winning culture.


Attract top talent.


Make the right hires.


Develop a process that scales.

In 2007, I started CareerPlug in my apartment with a laptop and a few thousand dollars. Now, it’s grown to dozens of employees with over 16,000 clients. We couldn’t have gotten here without making the right hires along the way.

I wrote this book for busy leaders like you. It is designed as a playbook with bite-sized sections that you can act on today. There’s a mountain on the cover of this book to represent the adventure of growing a business. I want to be your guide and make your journey to the top a little easier, at least when it comes to hiring people.

Clint Smith
Founder and CEO of CareerPlug

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About the Author

Clint Smith

Clint Smith is the founder and CEO of CareerPlug, whose hiring software powers the growth for over 16,000 companies. Clint resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Sarah, and their family.


Downloadable templates, worksheets, checklists, calculators, and more to support your hiring process.

Praise for How to Hire

“Smith’s writing has a warm, personal tone. Concise and occasionally funny, often at his own expense, he comes across as the boss you’d want to work for, someone invested in you and your potential. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and hiring managers will find a wealth of practical wisdom—and just the right blend of general principles and actionable practices—in these pages.”

– Blue Ink Review

“Smith’s approach, intended for hiring managers without specific HR expertise, is a refreshing departure from most conventional advice on hiring (and getting hired), which focuses on beating systems or verifying skill sets. Many companies claim, perhaps disingenuously, that their greatest asset is people, but Smith provides the resources to make that claim a reality.”

– Kirkus Indie

How to Hire is an action-oriented business guide with strategies for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent.”

– Edith Wairimu