Donald Trump and the Job Interview Gambit

Posted in Interview

I ran across this tweet a couple weeks back, on Donald Trump’s platform as he accepted the Republication party’s nomination for the presidency: It reminded me of a job interview tactic I read about years …

Faking Software Design

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I’ve been having a back-and-forth with a friend on getting a software developer job in Japan. Cultural differences aside – and there are quite a few – we reached an impasse in debating how to …

Full Stack Development Interview

Posted in Front-End, Interview, Work

I recently did an interview with Talentbuddy. They’re a mentorship program that looks to get people started on full-stack web development in about three months time, and wanted me to speak to our front-end technologies …

Company Fit Matters

Posted in Hiring, Interview, Work

One difference I’ve noticed between those new to the software industry and those who’ve been around the block a few times is how selective they are about their jobs. Consequently, a piece of advice I’ve …

“I Don’t Know”

Posted in Interview

One thing that’s inevitable in a growing software company is that engineers are tasked with the chore of interviews, and I’ve done more than my fair share of talking with candidates through technical problems and …

Conducting Developer Interviews

Posted in Engineering, Interview

Some comments from my last post and on Hacker News brought up an interesting point: it’s not easy to conduct software engineering interviews. If you’ve ever looked for a job as a developer, chances are …