[thelist] interview questions

Howard Scott hscott at tdpl.com
Tue Aug 21 10:58:00 CDT 2001

I always find looking at a candidates source code before they turn up is an

I had one guy come in for a job and when I asked him...

"so, the javascript function "XXXX" on your own homepage - what does it do
exactly?" (of course I knew coz i had looked at it)

his reply...

"I don't know - you tell me!"

:)  he didn't get the job :)

so  -  look at their source - not everyone is all they claim to be.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Judah McAuley [mailto:judah at wiredotter.com]
> Sent: 21 August 2001 16:52
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] interview questions
> At 04:34 PM 8/21/2001 +0100, Martin wrote:
> >And also
> >"Talk me through the methodology and key issues you'd address
> >when coding designs into HTML"
> >and
> >"How would you work with other team members to achieve a
> >high quality result while aiming to complete the work as
> >quickly as possible"
> A few months ago I had a job interview for a web development 
> position.  Most of the questions were business and teamwork 
> oriented.  There were a few "technical" questions tossed into 
> the mix as 
> well.  My personal favorite:
> "What HTML tags would you use to create a table on a web page?"
> To which I had to respond: "Um...the Table tag?"  I asked 
> them to clarify a 
> bit further, and it came out that they wanted to see if I 
> could write HTML 
> by hand as opposed to using a WYSIWYG editor.  Made me laugh, though.
> Judah
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