- Consulting / Coaching
- Jeff’s Blog
About every other week, Monster or some portal publishes an article on how to interview properly–what kinds of questions to expect, what kinds of attitudes to carry, and so forth. You’ll also see articles on what sorts of questions to ask as an interviewer. What aren’t published as often are suggestions on how to avoid being a bad interviewer.
While I run a consultancy, I’ve held several full time positions intermittently. I believe in order to stay relevant when training or consulting, it helps dramatically to be part of a real team from time to time. I also find it wise to interview at least once a year–even if you like your current job, it’s always a good idea to find out what’s going on out there.
I’ve had some interesting interviews over my career. I’ve done well on most, and botched a handful too. I’ve also been subjected to “interviewer abuse” many a time. I personally have interviewed close to a couple hundred candidates in my career, and have tried hard to avoid making these candidates miserable.
Here is a short, not exhaustive, list of recommendations I wish my prior interviewers had read before interviewing me:
Fitnesse is designed to be a simple table-driven testing framework that’s accessible to anyone who has a web browser. Just like anything, however, it’s not without its own set of terms, which can be initially overwhelming, particular for folks who don’t program computers for a living. Here’s a glossary you may find useful.