Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S
These are the dumbest questions I've ever seen for a job position. I wouldn't take the job even if they threw money at me.
They'd ask why I don't want the job, then I'd shoot back with a bunch of random stupid questions that have nothing to do with the reason why I didn't take the job...my point exactly.
I personally think these are great questions to ask, depending on their expectations. If they need some cookie cutter developer lemming that only does what they ask, no this is dumb, but if they are looking for someone who can think outside the box, imaginative, and can communicate, then this makes sense. When I get a chance to interview some people to work under me, i am going to have them play some simple boardgame in flash vs and AI they probably have never seen, give them 15 minutes to play it, and then talk me trough how the game works and the strategies they created. I am always working on something different and new, so being an expert at C++ might be good this week, but next week or month they might need to do Python. I just need an average programmer who can learn and communicate. To me, these things are like an IQ test. When i talk to them, that is when i hope to determine their determination\work ethic. IMO, someone with a High IQ that is motivated can do anything. They are perfect if you need a jack of all trades, but lack luster in most other cases.