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Re^2: On Interviewing and Interview Questions

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 29, 2005 at 19:21 UTC ( #487515=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: On Interviewing and Interview Questions
in thread On Interviewing and Interview Questions

I'd fail the specific example: I don't know how to play minesweeper. :-( And I doubt I'd get a good spec during the interview, since the interviewer would probably leave out all sorts of "obvious" details, since "everyone" knows how minesweeper works. Except me. :-( And that's assuming the interviewer is even a coder, and not some HR flunky getting me to fill in the blanks. :-(

*sigh*

I hate interviews. :-(

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Re^3: On Interviewing and Interview Questions
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Aug 30, 2005 at 08:51 UTC
    I'd fail the specific example: I don't know how to play minesweeper. :-( And I doubt I'd get a good spec during the interview, since the interviewer would probably leave out all sorts of "obvious" details, since "everyone" knows how minesweeper works.

    You'd only fail if you couldn't elucidate those requirements. As the interviewer questions. Test your assumptions. That is part of the point of these sort of questions.

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