On Technical Interviews

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Kevin B. Ridgway
Kevin B. Ridgway

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This post was going to be about technical interviews, and how they're broken in our industry. Broken, unhelpful, considered harmful, in some obvious and not so obvious ways. But that's not what this article is going to be about. That was clickbait to help you, and myself read about what are the real problems in our industry.

I had over three-hundred words in this post before I realized I was just writing it to feel sorry for myself; that my next job wasn't at Google, Netflix, or SpaceX, and that interviewing at these places for me went the gamut of good experiences, and bad. And it's not just the big names, I also interviewed at medium, and small companies and they had their issues too.

I deleted those three-hundred words and instead want you to read and share the articles from those who really speak out about the larger issues we need to worry about: