by Ben Wilson
As many of us know, the interview process can be very difficult for candidates.
However, we were not aware of just how dreadful it had been for some in the tech field.
It all started when Jill
What's your worst tech interview experience? (RTs welcome)
— hug dispenser (@jilljubs) September 7, 2017
We’re not sure what we expected to find when looking at the responses.
Maybe a hiring manager running
Nope. These recruitment ordeals are much, much worse than we could have imagined.
9 of the worst interview experiences we’ve ever seen
I had to sit on some grass and write an algorithm on a piece of paper while my interviewer talked about his taste in music
— Jamie Hannaford (@jamiehannaford) September 7, 2017
During a programming interview, Ed Leafe had a
"This is the correct way". I look it over and spot 3 mistakes, and— Ed Leafe (@EdLeafe) September 7, 2017
, of course,point them out. I didn't get that job. (2/3)
I was askedto work on a paid project w cofor a week to see "if I'd fit". Was removedfrom their Slack, logins, everything with no pay. krüstüna(@gringogidget) September 8, 2017
Developer Advocate, PJ Hagerty recalls this bizarre experience:
Final interview with founder - said they never planned to give me the job, just wanted to meet me, hang out— PJ (@aspleenic) September 7, 2017
We don’t envy twitter user @kf, who was has
also I once interviewed with a CTO who spent his entire half-hour with 21-— ✨
yome encouraging me to have kids AS SOON AS POSSIBLE kf✨ (@kf) September 7, 2017
Developer extraordinaire @rakyll suffered possibly the worst scheduling error ever seen:
I— Carolyn Van Slyck (@carolynvs) September 7, 2017
was askedif my husband had secretly written the backendof my (solo) tech startup for me.
But of all the bad interviews listed, we feel this one by Nicola Heald may just take the cake:
@jilljubs The HR person that met me when I arrived at the office
There are no words...
And in the interest of fairness, here’s a crazy interviewer experience from Google’s Director of Open Source,
I walked him out and cancelled his hotel.— Chris DiBona (@cdibona) September 8, 2017
If you’re working in tech and looking for a hassle-free recruitment experience,