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Re: On Interviewing and Interview Questions

by dws (Chancellor)
on Aug 26, 2005 at 18:18 UTC ( #486973=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On Interviewing and Interview Questions

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I'm not a hiring manager now, but I still use the technique, and still find it to be a very effective filter.

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Re^2: On Interviewing and Interview Questions
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 29, 2005 at 19:21 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. 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. :-(

      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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