My first pair-programming interview
As any other jobs in this world, it’s not enough to say ‘I have these skills, please hire me’. You need to be tested.
I’ve been contacted by an Aussie startup that was interested in my profile. Good. They sent me a home test I needed to complete in two days. I had to make tests pass. It was a bit difficult at the beginning because it was all about poker. I don’t even know how to play poker. But finally I figured it out with some help and all my tests were passing. So I sent them my ‘homework’.
Few days later, I was expecting to attend a pair programming interview. For those who’re not familiar with it: it’s a code session with an experienced programmer from the company.
So I went to the interview.
But, I’m so frustrated. They could see what I don’t know, but not what I do know. I couldn’t show them how great I am at RoR.
But, well. I’m still waiting for their answer. Finger crossed, but… We’ll see.
It doesn’t make me give up on finding a job in my domain. It just makes me work harder for that.