The Dumbest Ways to Interview a Developer

In the movie The Social Network, potential Facebook interns were asked “If you were required to write code after becoming intoxicated, could you do it?” Whether or not it actually happened, the story points out that candidates for development jobs are sometimes asked ridiculous questions.

At the top of the list of dumb questions are brain teasers that don’t really demonstrate anything about the way a job candidate thinks. Plus, the answers to common brain teasers can easily be found on the Internet.

Other bad questions candidates have been asked include “Would you ever leave this company?” and “What were you like in high school?”

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