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Re: [ljc] Interesting read

From: Stephen M.
Sent on: Friday, August 30, 2013 3:37 PM
Something that rang true for me was his comment that it's the job of the interviewer to work out what you're good at. All too often tech tests and tech interview questions are about the interviewer trying to prove they know more than the candidate. There is that one question where it's obvious that the interviewer previously came across an obscure bug in their code, which they spent days resolving, which means they now know some obscure corner of a particular technology better than anybody else in the world. They now ask nitty gritty questions about that niche, to catch candidates out.

It seems silly, but I have seen it on a number of occasions. Both for myself, and also for the various friends who tend to come to me for post-interview analysis.

There must be a better way! :)

Steve



On 30 Aug 2013, at 14:17, Sergio Viademonte <[address removed]> wrote:

hi Joshep,

thanks for highlighting this article! 
I could not agree more with the author!

brilliant!!!
 
Sergio V.

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Sergio Viademonte.
IT Architect. UK.


From: Joseph Odanmen <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, August 30,[masked]:51 PM
Subject: [ljc] Interesting read

Hello all,

I read this article and wanted to find out if developers felt the same way about interviews and the recruitment process for hiring developers.

I know this is a topic that touches a nerve so I thought I post this link to the LJC. Do you agree with what's in the article? Would it be great if this was the way developers got hired? Can recruitment firms drive this way of recruiting for all roles (permanent and contract)? - one for you Barry.

https://medium.com/lessons-learned/80ba19c55883#!

Regards

Joseph
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