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Re: bush league, major league, all star, hall of famer. legend

by gwadej (Chaplain)
on Jun 19, 2009 at 16:52 UTC ( #773086=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to bush league, major league, all star, hall of famer. legend

I helped with interviews at a company a few years ago. We eventually stopped asking candidates to rate themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 in the language we used.

The answer was consistently 7 or 8 (with one 6 if I recall correctly), independent of experience, skill, or understanding. Since we were doing technical interviews and testing, we could actually judge the person's skills for ourselves, so we dropped the question as a waste of time.

G. Wade


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by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jun 19, 2009 at 17:32 UTC
    I'm curious how well the person who answered 6 did on the technical interview. My first guess would be that person would be one of the most competent.

      I would have hoped so, but if I recall correctly the person was below the average of what we had been interviewing.

      The main reason we dropped the question was that we got no useful information from it.

      G. Wade
        I agree, personally I don't see a point in a bias opinion.
        Information is knowledge.

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