Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
There's more than one way to do things

Re: Re: Interview questions

by zigster (Hermit)
on Jan 22, 2001 at 20:39 UTC ( #53527=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Interview questions
in thread Interview questions

Code sample is a nice idea, the logic puzzles. Natch dont like those. They test all the wrong things. People are too easily thrown in interviews I try and keep the questions as simple as possible. Logic puzzles and the like are hard, as a few hard questions and the candidate is likely to get flustered and then the interview is blown.


Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Re: Re: Interview questions
by cat2014 (Monk) on Jan 23, 2001 at 07:01 UTC
    Flustering/stressing out candidates in an interview is not always a bad thing, though. I guess it mostly depends on the job that you're interviewing for. If it's for a sys admin or webmaster or programmer who will have to quickly fix broken production systems, I'd want someone who can think on their feet. I'm not a fan of finding out at a bad moment that someone chokes up & can't hack together code when they're stressed. So there's no point of unnecessarily stressing out every interview candidate, but if it's useful for making a hiring decision, I'm all for asking tough questions that they might not know the answers to & getting them a little stressed out. -- cat

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://53527]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others rifling through the Monastery: (3)
As of 2021-02-27 03:33 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found