well, i just screwed what might have been a great opportunity at a great company with a recent capital injection by Uber.

I don't know what the hell my brain was thinking when answering at the technical interview, like wtf? they asked for an use of design patterns, and i started thinking for uses in my daily life (???), like, outside of work?? to which of course i answered "no, I can't think of a time I have used them" 🤡🤦🏻‍♂️

They asked what motivated me to work at that company, and I basically answered "money and free education perks" 🤡

The worst part is that they contacted me! So for some reason I was pretty sure that I would ace that interview with flying colors. Yeah well no, fuck those expectations.

  • 3
    That's what you call a brain fart.

    Don't worry man, learn from it and move on. If this company contacted you, others probably will too.
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    Well, the second answer was honest. You are not supposed to work for free
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    Meh, it happens to us all. My worst moment was being asked what I do outside of work to keep up with the latest technologies, and said something like:

    "Hey, that's what long, boring HR meetings are for!"

    ....yeah, not the best answer, especially when HR is present...
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    For outside of work you CAN apply design patterns and algorithms. You probably do this innately. For instance, you can find the end of a pipe doing binary search.
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