re: My recent front-end interview experiences VIEW POST

re: I would never understand requirements like this one with Vue. Vue is very new and it is also rather simple. Great front-end people are hard to find...

Hey Alexey, thanks for your reply! That's not really how I perceived that experience. The Vue assignment could've been in any other framework or vanilla JS as well. They weren't looking for Vue developers, but in need of people who could quickly jump in. I didn't feel comfortable enough to be able to pick up a new framework in a short period of time, so I left it at that. I feel like quickly being able to pick up a framework is something I can work on.


There is a fundamental difference between being a contractor and being a permy. If you are contractor and you are being tested for a framework - this is perfectly fine and this is why you consider it as a norm. You work there for three to twelve months and you need to start delivering value from day one.

If we are talking about a permanent position, there is a different story. If a company is serious about their people - they will train you for this framework considering you are good at front-end and JS in general. Pair-programming and some introductory course will set your track, then you can do stuff yourself. If a company is not ready to invest at least this to people they consider to work there for many years - I would seriously doubt their intentions in general. If a company doesn't even understand the point - even worse.

You might be right, I just assume the best as I've had almost no negative experiences during my career, whether as freelancer of working for companies. As an employee, I do value an on-boarding period to get familiar with the stack, but with my experience also feel like I should be able to deliver / contribute quite early on.

Have you had any experiences with companies or even interviews for companies that expected you to be up and running from day one?

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