Great piece! As someone that is now in the whole interview process, I too get extremely nervous that I forget everything I've know through my years of experience. Last interview I couldn't answer a question and after I left, all the sudden I remembered the answer! So frustrating!! And also, I agree with the damn pop quiz. I prefer the coding challenges. And yes, also agree that all the employers want people that know the latest buzzwords in the business, instead of getting someone who can learn it really fast and take advantage of that knowledge for the company. That's what I've been stating in my latest interviews: "I may not know all of those frameworks, tech stacks, etc. but I'm the type of developer that learns fast and a problem solver
Literally every time! Sometimes even 1 or 2 minutes later. There's just something about being put on the spot like that, and knowing that it all comes down your answers that makes it hard to think clearly. Being able to sit down and think something though and come with a solution is what you're going to be doing on the job, and it seems more applicable. I wish you luck and I hope you find something great!
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