Surely part of being "a totally kickass hacker" is your ability to use Internet resources effectively. I can see why you compare it with homework, but to me it's less
abusive to do this for job interviews than it is for homework. Homework is designed to educate, so cheating is cheating. This is the real world.
Tangentially, I'm sure BUU didn't get to be Saint in (presumably) under two years by being a mediocre Perl hacker. Don't read too much into that arguement, though, I don't know how easy it is to troll your way to Sainthood 'round here.