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I was applying to a developer's position. In a tech interview I was asked to explain how would I swap values of 2 variables. I was so fucking stressed that I couldn't remember it.
oh boy was that embarasing... And that embarasement lead to more stress. Here come the sweats here, there and everywhere! Here comes the stutters!
Needless to say I didn't get the job :)
Lesson learnt: do not work 2 12hour shifts in a row before a job interview ;)
Went for an interview, the interviewer asked, "What is programming?"
I laughed, is that for real? The interviewer responded, yes.
I got up and left.
@netikras Haha been there myself. I'm fine at them now having been on both sides of the table.
One of my first interviews just went to complete shit I was so nervous I couldn't answer simple questions I had the answers to.
Failed on the "What is recursion?" question, and the interview was pretty much over from that point.
The most awkward moment I had in an interview was this:
HR Manager: Isn't your expected salary a bit high?
Me: Then tell me what are the job requirements, I'm assuming they are tough ones therefore this expectation.
HR Manager: You are not an employee here, I cannot disclose job requirements with non employees
Me: *internal huge wtf moment* OK then, that's my expectation ....
I have been asked to reverse a linked list and after getting the question i was like....wow, i can do it by 2 ways at least. End when started explaining, i screwed up. I still regret as it was most probably the final round.
Lesson: Don't get over excited.
iTs-Me215dI had an interview a few years ago for a dev role, I can't remember the specifics of the role anymore but the interviewer was telling me they do AGILE. And he sighed very slightly and admitted that they don't really follow it properly.
I giggled a little bit, but was wondering what the point is? I guess they just have a different work style and agile seemed like the best (but not perfect) fit.
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