Re: Interview Questions (a question)

Subject: Re: Interview Questions (a question)
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 11:41:23 -0700

Tracy Boyington said:
> We do a very structured interview called Targeted Selection (tm), which
> relies heavily on the "tell me what you have done when X happened"
> scenario. It's based on the theory that you're not interested in people
> say they *would* do, but what they *have* done.

A programmer friend of mine says his favorite question to ask in an
interview is: "What do you do if you've been trying to debug a tough
problem in your code for several hours but are still unsuccessful?" The
usual eager-beaver-interviewee answer is "I keep working at it until
I've fixed it." The answer his team is looking for is "I ask someone
else to take a look at it and help me."

-- Janice

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