I wanted to share with you an interesting article by Lara Schenck on her experience of a job description vs the interview:
At one point in the article she discusses the FizzBuzz test. This is something that I’ve encountered during a job application, but was part of a pre-interview test I had to pass. What upset me the most about it was I was told I’m not allowed to just use the “standard solution” found via Google, but would get brownie points for coming up with my own.
I remember having a very firm opinion on this, because to my mind, the standard solution - which looks something like this - exists because it works. Sure, the link has a couple of variations, but the code boils down to exactly the same thing at the end of the day.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see the benefit of something like FizzBuzz, especially not in the role that Lara went for, but not for any role. It seems to be the equivalent of trivia knowledge.
What do you think?