Normally I'm posting rather articles, but know I'm interested in your opinion and experience.
So this week I attended a job interview at a company for a software developer position. This was a skype interview and somehow it made me a really bad experience.
So what was strange for me, that the interview did not have an introduction round, they didn't ask me for a short introduction or something. They started with a practical task. It was basically an issues problem, but the task was to find the solution which is the most optimal for runtime. And I needed to tell them how I'm thinking step by step. The solution was not trivial, but not so difficult. But I just started to tell them my idea and they just told: "ok, but it's not the most optimal one", so I tried to think in an other way, but they told again "it is still not optimal enough". And to be honest I totaly blocked regarding this issue, I couldn't find the solution, but they just kept asking "ok, but how would you do
it?" etc. So I totally blooded, but they were teasing me 1 hour long and at the end they told "sorry, time is over" and that was the interview.
So of course it was my weakness that I could not find the solution and I can totally understand that they were not choosing me for this position, but I'm feeling really uncomfortable because of two things. First of all I had the feeling, that they were handling me really as a biorobot. They were not really interested in who am I and what's my preference or experience or whatever. On the otherhand I still think, that if I had have 30 minutes alone thinking about this problem I would have been able to find the solution, but not in such a stressed situation. And I really think that I have a good knowledge in the field they are working and I'm feeling upset that they gave me other chance to show it, only this one task.
What do you think about that?
Did you have any similar experience?
And in general I think I have the problem, that if I'm working somewhere I'm usualy getting a good feedback regarding my work from my boss and my colleagues, I'm getting always new opportunities and I can always achieve my tasks, most of the cases without any external support. But everytime when I'm searching for a new job because of any reason after the first round of interviews I'm feeling myself totally stupid and I'm getting so many rejection from different companies . So I really don't know if it's normal or I'm doing something wrong...
Do you have any idea?
Thanks in advance!