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Interview Time Management

As part of the hiring process with my current job, after reviewing a candidates resume and having a brief phone call, we give a short coding challenge by email.   The candidate is to complete it and send back their work as a last check before we’ll decide to have them in for an interview.   There is no real time limit, other than, get it back to us quick so we can have you in to talk!

Our challenge was something I ripped from our own code base… a problem I was faced with, and solved in a couple hours.  Something a little challenging, but not rocket science.
Along with a description of the problem we want solved, I’m providing thirteen different test cases, along with correct answers.

My boss got to talking to me about it the other day, and I let slip some interesting tidbits that caught him off guard. Continue reading “Interview Time Management”

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Our Fractured Selfish Industry; Everyone For Themselves

The IT industry today is one of the most exciting places to be.  A continuously evolving landscape of challenges, and wide open spaces to fill with new ideas and solutions.  The best and brightest freely sharing, collaborating, working together to improve technology and the internet for all!  It’s fantastic….

… Except for a few major bits. Continue reading “Our Fractured Selfish Industry; Everyone For Themselves”

Show off your skills in 15 questions!

I was on a popular job/tech site this evening, updating my profile for kicks… I mean, I like to stay current.   Turns out they have a job section, and I see sprawled across the header a big link claiming “Show off your skills to potential employers in 15 questions!”.

Cool, I can do that.  So I click the link and it explains that the questions are language agnostic, only require a bit of programming knowledge in any language, etc.  Great.  I start the test. Continue reading “Show off your skills in 15 questions!”

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