to get a high-paying job in software development was to be good enough at coding to pass through a barrage of coding challenges and interviews
My winding road from security guard to back-end developer
Jose Manuel Gallego

This is true. Even if we have years of quality work with tens-of-thousands of users out in the open (Github etc) as proof of skills of “actually usable product”, they disregard it and you need to pass these silly interviews. Even though the interviews can’t test for “actually usable product”. It’s sad.

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