Chad V on 11 Feb 2009 08:13:28 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT (but not really): Tough Interview questions

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:51, Art Alexion <> wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 February 2009 09:12:33 am Chad V wrote:
>> I got sent this problem to see if I was even worthy to fly out for an
>> interview.  I've put about 10 hours into it so far and it will
>> probably take me another 10 hours to finish the script and write up
>> the reports.  It has been a pretty good challenge since the logs were
>> not in any standard format for web servers.
> Whoa...
> I'd (1) have to be pretty sure they were serious, and (2) that I really wanted
> that particular job.  Most of all, in my flavor of paranoia, I'd have to be
> sure they weren't just trying to get some free development out of me without
> paying.
> I'd probably ask them to produce their solution as soon as I handed mine in,
> to be sure that the foregoing wasn't happening.  I had a PalmOS development
> company try to pull that on me once.
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Yeah, I made sure they were serious.   They also designed the problem
specifically to give to SysAdmins they were planning to interview.

I also really want the job.  It's located in Berlin.  If I was going
to pay $3000 for a flight & hotel room just to interview somebody, I
would want to make sure they could complete something like this.

It also tells them my level of commitment by completing this, rather
than just saying "screw it, it's not worth the work".
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