jobs-discuss

Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
practicalli-john 2021-04-30T10:02:38.124900Z

I haven't put dates on my CV for a long time now as I don't consider them relevant. So would put a break from work on the CV. If duration is important to someone, the information is on LinkedIn. I include a link to my LinkedIn profile on the CV. I am open about what I do with my time if asked, but unless I did something relevant to the job I am applying for it's not put on the CV. I only use 2 pages for my CV and can't fit everything I have done on there...

Aron 2021-04-30T10:03:54.125100Z

I would put it only if the goal of the sabbatical was somehow relevant to the job I am applying for.

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Aron 2021-04-30T10:04:12.125300Z

But leaving off dates, that's a nice idea, thank you 🙂

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seancorfield 2021-04-30T17:36:23.126100Z

https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1387550833395576835 — on those crazy “brainteaser” questions in interviews…

raspasov 2021-04-30T18:19:19.127Z

Braintaser questions.

raspasov 2021-04-30T18:19:55.127200Z

Always seemed pretty goofy to me.

Aron 2021-04-30T19:46:39.127600Z

It might be because of IQ tests?

Darrell 2021-04-30T20:30:38.127800Z

Thankfully, nobody has ever asked me brainteaser questions in any of the interviews I’ve been in.

seancorfield 2021-04-30T20:34:26.128Z

Decades ago, I was interviewing in England, and in the middle of a discussion about solving a particular problem, the interviewer asked — out of the blue and without missing a beat — “what is the cube root of 27?“. Completely unrelated to the problem we were discussing. Apparently, they did this to all candidates to see if “solving a random math problem” derailed their thinking about the main problem being discussed. I declined their offer.

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seancorfield 2021-04-30T20:38:23.128200Z

At the end of the interview, the interviewer commented that my surname was unusual and they had a Corfield on their board and asked if I knew Sir Kenneth… “Yes, he’s my uncle”. “Does he know you’re interviewing with us?“. “No, we haven’t spoken in over a decade — I doubt he’d even recognize me”. The interviewer thought it might be amusing to “introduce him to his nephew”… :face_with_rolling_eyes:

Darrell 2021-04-30T20:49:55.128400Z

Ouch!

Aron 2021-04-30T21:12:03.128600Z

amusing? sounds like someone couldn't take a hint

Aron 2021-04-30T21:17:15.128800Z

For the current job I had to answer questions about integer factorization. Fwiw, this was not at the technical interview because we didn't really had one, so this was just at the end, last interview with one of the founders. Also, I kinda understand it, it's a finance job, it would be really difficult to make for example charts fast if I haven't had good arithmetic skills. Still, I had to double check if I understood it correctly because it was such a simple question, I expected trickery 🙂. There was none.