Technical interviews are garbage. Here’s what we do instead
Farhan Thawar
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Thank you. My biggest problem with technical interviews is that 95% of questions presented seem to be based on concepts I learned 10 years ago, but haven’t ever had to apply in the actual building of apps.

Even though I’ve blogged about this before, judging by the responses I’ve seen in my own posts and others, a large portion of people still don’t get it. There’s even a juggernaut of an industry built around the obsolete nature of this interview, and I think that’s partially why it still lives on.

The tech industry has somehow normalized the equivalent of testing of Latin knowledge in French teachers, while bypassing exceptionally good French teachers who have never had to apply Latin in any of their teachings.

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