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Web developer specializing in PHP/MySQL development.


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comment Good interview programming projects
@ChuckCottrill It doesn't b/c they are not brought to the board room until 15 minutes before the interview is to start. We have also shortened the questions down to 3. If they can't some up with something for each in the 15 minutes then they likely aren't a good fit for us.
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comment Do job postings exaggerate their requirements?
My favorites are the job postings that want a 'junior' developer with 5-7+ years experience in 4 different languages.
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comment Good interview programming projects
@pdr, touche! I definitely agree there! ;)
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comment Good interview programming projects
@pdr, wow, a 4-stage interview process for people right out of college? I have only ever been in two stage ones myself. How do you find it works for you? For the record, I have also done 'small projects' in the past for potential employers. They are a good way to weed people as long as the interviewer knows what they are talking about to be able to spot the posers. Good luck in your search.
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comment Good interview programming projects
@pdr, agreed, but someone could explain the code to them so they know what they are talking about that. In that case it would be needed to provide another example for them to look at discuss during the interview. I once worked with a guy who taught programming at the college level but asked me one day 'Can an if statement be inside the else part of another if statement'! No joke!
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comment Good interview programming projects
@John. Agreed, it can't be "oh, you forgot a comma there". As I mentioned it is to get an understanding on how the approach things and if they understand the language. If they know their stuff definitely move on to the bigger things.