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Marco Turrini17-Dec-08 20:55
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While I can understand your feelings about this test, I think they could have a use to cut off part of the applicants.
I was once assigned a new co-worker who was supposed to help me in writing a brand new application; after I spend a week teaching him every basic skill of... VB.Net, I had to explain him how to write a simple for loop: we had to leave him, to search for someone more skilled (maybe he was a PHP or Cobol guru, but this was not helpful to us). After that experience we decided to ask applicants to write some trivial code: of course, this code is totally useless in real world applications, but we can understand if the applicant is totally new to the technology (we may still be interested in him, but at least we'll know we need to spend some time in her education) or is readily deployable in our development team.
Of course, this method is not perfect and is not the only criteria to choose among candidates.
Just hope it helps you to recover from your "madness" Big Grin | :-D

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Marco Turrini

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