An older “adage” about interviewing updated to today…
Interviewer: How long have you been designing websites for?
Candidate: Five years
Interviewer: Do you understand HTML CSS and Photoshop?
Candidate: Yes, Yes and Yes
Interviewer: Can you design responsive sites?
Candidate: I’m completely up to date
Interviewer: What about content? Can you develop content too?
Candidate: I blog every day
Interviewer: You’re exactly what we’re looking for! You’re hired!
Candidate: Ummm… don’t you want to see my portfolio?
I know that candidates hate it, but before I hire a designer or programmer, we go through the interviewing, and then we give them a practical test, at our office, that either probes a weakness or verifies a strength. We examine the candidate’s approach and evaluate the results. THEN we hire or move on. Didn’t your parents always say that words are easy to say?
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