Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Technical Job Interview

April 21, 2009

Gordy asked whether any of us knew anything about Apple OSX networking. Some shrugged, some scoffed, no one could help.
He reckons he needs to know a bit for an up-coming job interview.
I shared my sagely advice from the interviews with technical aspects which I’ve done in the past.

Generally, the people interviewing have bugger all clue about what they’re asking – the tech people are deemed too lowly to actually sit at the hallowed interview panel desk.

The air of false confidence and smell of bovine faeces is overpowering.

So.. bone up all about it and then be asked a bunch of questions you never foresaw.
Blindly stumble your way through answers and pray the bullshit saves you.
Six months later find out they hired you based on the exact bullshit you spewed, claiming they figured you knew a heck load more about it than they did.
Consider this and realise that, even regardless of the hours of (now) irrelevant study you did pre-interview, you did indeed know a fuck load more than they did even then.