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    Interviews

    Biggest crack o sh1t ever invented?

    One or two people sit there with clipboard/s in suits, asking pointless questions with me giving pointless answers, and them scribbling something down. Glad I can earn enough not to bother with a 9-5 rofl. I hate interviews with a passion, can I also add recruitment companies to this list: prometric tests rofl.

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    They are a pain. The interviewers seem to forget what it was like when they were job hunting.
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    Frustrating, epically when recruitment agencies do not follow up on you applications. If you want success in interviews, the first thing you need is a positive attitude.

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    Haha, have you been in a couple bad interviews lately? Sounds like you're frustrated...

    I have to interview developers every now and then and I always make the meetings as casual as possible. I try to keep from being that typical stuffy interviewer, and it really helps to get a more honest feel of the interviewee.. my thoughts anyways.

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    It always helps to put the interviewee at ease, but sometimes it's fun to throw the odd bomb at see how they cope

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    Interestingly, there is virtually no correlation between interviews and future job performance, so it turns out that they really are pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Sharpe View Post
    Interestingly, there is virtually no correlation between interviews and future job performance, so it turns out that they really are pointless.
    Interesting... do you recall what data you saw on this? I'd love to add it to my archive.

    Of course I think an interview has a point -- get a basic understanding of the prospect and the opportunity. When done properly the goal is simply to see if there is a fit meshing skills with job roles and personalities. Trying to push people, prod and otherwise see how they "react" is a whole lot of fluff in my experience... trying to understand if they can hit the ground running and pick up what they don't know while functioning in the team is both doable and something that must be done, however it needs to be a two way process... I interview you, you interview me/ us.
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    I would have to say most interviews I've been to had nothing at all to do with the jobs I was actually hired to do (at least not that I could tell). Maybe I just get the bad interview but they ask boring questions and it makes it hard to stay awake let alone show interest in the position, although I've gotten hired more often than not once I got an interview.
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    What I like are the riddles or mind-tests. Some of them are so _stupid_.

    For a programmer job, I was once asked how would I go about finding out how many hockey sticks were made in Canada last year.

    I guess it shows them how you think and execute when confronted with a problem.


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