Sunday, July 06, 2008

View of the interview

Just read an awesome post by Sasha Goldshtein on “Harmful Interview Questions”. As it happens, I also did (do) my share of both interviewing and being interviewed, and I fully subscribe to his views.

To me, the developer position candidate should first and foremost pass hands-on-test (preferably using programming language, technologies and IDE the candidate is interviewed for). That would make up 60% of the result, with other 40% made up with how well candidate communicates, past projects knowledge etc.

But somehow many companies still attempt to make intelligent decisions based on exactly kind of questions identified in Sasha’s post. More power to them.

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