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It's a sad fact that interviewing sucks for both sides. Nobody trains us to conduct interviews, so we all just wing it.

I hate wasting time on candidates that can't answer rudimentary programming questions and I hate being in interviews where I'm asked questions which I feel are silly or irrelevant. I can't even trust my results sometimes because there's always that feeling that perhaps a candidate missed a question because I was a poor communicator.

Listening in on interviews with my team mates has really opened my eyes to the random nature of hiring. I'm certain I would not have passed the bar if interviewed by Team Member B instead of Team Member A.




> I can't even trust my results sometimes because there's always that feeling that perhaps a candidate missed a question because I was a poor communicator.

This sentence shows a level of awareness sadly uncommon, that I don't believe I've encountered in... thousands of interviews.




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