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ItsASine (Kayla)

The hiring manager is a tad miffed I didn't do the high-pressure whiteboard interview... this was for an associate role. Either, he doesn't know the code yet, as we know from his resume and the chat I had with him, or he's a hidden code savant and looking at a little login function and asking him what it does is going to be patronizing. Most likely both, it'll be patronizing and useless as we know he hasn't coded professionally. It's better to just have a chat and figure out what he wants to learn and know and what he's researched on his own. I can teach him the code later.

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Mike Bybee

The high pressure, looking over your shoulder approach (not referring to pairing, that's a whole 'nother discussion) has no basis in the reality of a developer job at any level (and if it is a reality in your job, RUN). Any senior dev who thinks this is an effective interview method should know better.