re: Should interviewees be allowed to search for answers? VIEW POST


While I agree with the concept that interviewers shouldn't just pepper the candidate with quiz like questions, I do think it ok to ask certain questions (even if they are easily searchable on google).

It's not about if they get it right or wrong, but could give some indication of depth or experience, especially if a candidate is claiming significant knowledge in a particular stack.

For example:
I interview many candidates using Java, Spring, and Hibernate. Though I wouldn't ask them to recite exact configurations for Hibernate's 2nd layer cache, I defiantly would expect someone calming years of experience to know of Hibernate's caching strategies.

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