Re: [Upside] Lessons in survival

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From: Stephen D. Williams (
Date: Mon Jun 12 2000 - 17:29:02 PDT

Karl Anderson wrote:

> ...
> > Even more interesting are the techniques involved in interviewing a Company.
> > Few people seem to realize that this is important to avoid spending
> > significant time in an environment that is sub-par with your expectations.
> I'm leery of an interview that doesn't give me a puzzle or tech
> problem to solve, or at least ask me about my opinions on tech
> issues. The thing about logic puzzles, or programming questions that
> are more puzzles than real problems, is that it's not the answer that
> matters, it's getting to the answer. I interviewed well for an
> entry-level Microsoft position because even though I was thrashing on
> some bullshit logic problem about a cat chasing a mouse around a lake,
> I was trying angles of attack, & knowing when I was stumped, & asking
> for hints & then using them to make progress.

The MS technique does seem to stress the process, not so much the result.

> --
> Karl Anderson


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