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

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Matthieu Cneude • Edited

For now, I write mostly on my blog about foundations and soft skills, but sometimes I just think going full blown into this problem.

I'm coding professionally for 10 years, and for 10 years I had to endure these interviews. People were globally happy to work with me. Nobody really complained about my skills. Some companies would love me to come back.

I'm not the best, but I like what I do. It pushes me to learn more, to try to be better, to try to help my peers. But I'm so useless in interviews. I'm so tired to code the usual fizzbuzz or to balance binary tree. To me, it only indicates that the team I will work with is composed of people who were hired based on random tests, and that the company has no idea how a developer can bring value.

The last company I applied for, they asked me to pass a test for 4 to 5 hours. Not payed, of course. Another one: coding test of one hour on Hackerrank, about algorithms they would never use. I have hundred of examples like that.

This was my rant. I wrote an article more or less related some time ago, if you're curious.

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

I'll check it out. thanks

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Deepu K Sasidharan Author

That was a great article. thank you for sharing