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Discussion on: What is the worst question you have ever been asked in a job interview?

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Dylan Anderson

Not an interview question, but I had a professor in university with the same attitude as you. He thought there was no value in learning everything by heart because "You're never going to be on a desert island and the only way you can get off is by calculating the standard deviation of a data set by heart"

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Stephen Leyva (He/Him)

I agree! I think there’s value in learning how to find things outside of google but even then there are very few instances where you don’t have google. I’m not a huge fan of this trivia-like interview questions as it doesn’t prove application of knowledge.

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Patrick Charles-Lundaahl

+1! Being able to read and extract value from, e.g., a man page is a super useful skill.