10 Amusing Red Flags During a Software Engineering Interview

You’re a software engineer, you’re at an interview, what telltale signs should you be looking for that may indicate a questionable employer?

Dr Stuart Woolley
Feb 18 · 13 min read
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1. No interview room has been booked in advance

2. No refreshments are offered

3. You discover it’s a panel interview

4. The Interviewer hasn’t read your C.V.

5. The Interviewer isn’t familiar with the role being offered

6. You’re asked to do a standard coding test

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7. Evasiveness about why the role exists

8. Evasiveness about the technologies involved

9. No time for your questions

10. The stationery setup is abysmal

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