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The Technical Interview Is Dead (And No One Should Mourn)

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http://techcrunch.com – Allow me just a little self-congratulation. Two years ago I wrote “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about my contempt for the standard industry interview procedure for software engineers, condemning Microsoft and Google in particular for their brain-teasing riddles and binary search questions. And lo and behold, this week Google’s head of HR admitted: “Brainteasers are a complete waste of time.” But wait. Let’s just unpack that interview a little further: GPA’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless … Your ability to (IT news)