Opinions on Interviews

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  • Software interviews are broken.
  • A good write-up on other suggestions for interviews can be found at http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/07/why-the-new-guy-cant-code/.
  • The best suggestion is to not interview anyone who hasn't accomplished anything.
  • Certificates and degrees are not accomplishments.
  • Real-world projects with real-world users are considered as accomplishments.

I have written quite a bit about how broken software interviews are. I found a good write up on other suggestions for interviews. I think the best suggestion is:

Let me offer a humble proposal: don’t interview anyone who hasn’t accomplished anything. Ever. Certificates and degrees are not accomplishments; I mean real-world projects with real-world users.

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