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Hacking an Interview


Though this is presented as a how-to for technical interviews, I believe that the content of this 5-minute presentation can be applied to all interviews (and social situations!).

It’s plainly obvious that technical merit alone will not land you a job. For all of you interviewers/managers out there: What’s the percentage breakdown of merit vs. personality for your ideal candidate?

via Lifehacker

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August 15, 2008 - Posted by | How-To, Philosophy, Video

1 Comment

  1. Unless you have a standardized test, that is approved and legal to use (most aren’t and open up companies to lawsuits, hence the general trend to avoid tests) almost all of the interview process comes down to personality. You can usually tell when someone doesn’t have a clue technically, especially if they can’t speak to skills they slapped on their resume, but if they are well spoken, they can probably sell themselves beyond their actual technical abilities.

    Honestly I think I can put myself in that category. Reasonably adept technically, but probably more skilled politically. I guess that is why I’m in more of a management position now. I was going to be found out eventually anyway. :)

    Comment by Morgan | August 18, 2008


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