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Discussion on: Let's face it, we have a broken technical interview process in our industry

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I think there's a major difference in how we view the issue. The issue is performing poorly under performance anxiety. You seem to say that interviews shouldn't put you in situations where you experience performance anxiety. I say you should find ways to deal with performance anxiety.

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

Well you are entitled to your opinion but I don't agree. My point is there is no need to put someone through that in an interview as it doesn't measure anything that is required for you to be a developer. Having even extreme performance anxiety doesn't affect your development quality in real world jobs so what is the need to do it. If you just accept the status quo and move on nothing will change and I for one would like to see change and want to attack it at the root

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Octa • Edited

Being able to successfully manage your emotions (whether that's anger, anxiety, feeling down) I think is a very important soft skill - in your job and private life. If you realise you struggle with performance anxiety, it's a good idea to look at why that is and where that comes from. It might liberate you in other areas, or make it clearer for you in which environments you thrive or not.

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

Of course if you can work on thats fine but doesn't mean others get to incite that. Same for other emotions, you can try to control them but wouldn't you prefer that no one makes you angry or sad especially at work. Also unlike anger, anxiety is not easy to control and often requires medications with powerful side effects or phychotherapy