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Re: (OT) Interview questions -- your response?

by andye (Curate)
on Sep 04, 2002 at 01:40 UTC ( #194963=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (OT) Interview questions -- your response?

Think about what *else* you're doing with them, too.

'A UK Software Firm' (*cough*, Data Connection, *cough*), puts candidates through about 5 hours of written exams to fry their brain directly before they get to the programming interview.

Maybe it might be wise (and, indeed, even-handed!) to look at your own interview skills, if you're not getting the results you expect from what appear to be able candidates. I've been interviewed by programmers who - and I can tell by your posts that you're *not* one of these - had all the interviewing skills of a blind molerat. Interviewing really well is so much more difficult than it looks.


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by rdfield (Priest) on Dec 17, 2002 at 14:25 UTC
    ...that's 5 hours of written exams, specifically designed to take longer than 5 hours to complete, and also immediately after a 2 hour tube ride and being forced to miss lunch (there ain't no buffet car on the tube). And then just to demoralise you completely before the final rejection, the post-programming exercise is adjudicated by a bloke that has poor eyesight and can only read a program one character at a time - and can still spot all of the algorithmic errors. Not that I sat the test or anything...


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