So I interviewed a young pup today for a Programming position. I hate interviews I was getting increasingly frustrated, but kept my cool.
"How often do you read tech-related news online?" I asked. "Well, technology isn't really changing...the more things change, the more we realize they stay the same", he replied. "Okay, but how often do you read tech news to keep up with the latest in security exploits, and application compromising?" I restated. "Well, applications will always have security holes" he said.
This where I started getting frustrated. Does anybody see why? All I want to know is "How often do you read tech-related news!". But the question was eventually avoided three times. I gather that he doesn't read tech-news...which I don't like.
What kind of person answers questions like this while interviewing for a software-development position?
"How familiar with the .NET framework are you?" I asked. "Well, I didn't want to pay the subscription fee for the framework, so I'm not too familiar with it." he responded. "What do you mean 'Subscription Fee', it's a free download..." I responded, a bit confused. "Oh", he answered.
Long-story-short, he doesn't get the job. I could go on and on about this interview, which sadly lasted 45 minutes (when I had made my mind up after 5 minutes, but continued to give him the benefit-of-doubt).
What are your stories? Those of you who are incharge of hiring?