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Areeba Farooq
Areeba Farooq

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Google Launched the Best Interview Preparation Tool

If you struggle with answering questions like _"Can you please tell me a bit about yourself?" or "Please tell me about some of your strengths and weaknesses"
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Worry no more!

Google has introduced a machine-learning powered tool that enables people to undertake mock job interview questions, with a view to improving their interview performance for the real life application process.

As you answer each question, your responses are transcribed in real time, so you can go back and review how you went.

I believe it's a great way to practice for the most commonly asked interview questions.

Other than the general category, customized interview questions for E-Commerce, IT Support, Project Management, UX Design and Data Analytics are also available.

I encourage all job aspirants to try it out.

Google Interview WarmUp

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Jon Randy

Google #fail - this is pathetic
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Areeba Farooq Author

Not pathetic. Maybe something wrong with your browser.

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Jon Randy • Edited on

If 'something wrong' means that it's Firefox - then this really is very poor work from Google. I've tried it on Firefox on three different OS - doesn't work. Making a website that doesn't work on all modern browsers is pretty much inexcusable.

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JoelBonetR • Edited on

They could well support just Chrome and give a shit about the rest. Supporting Safari (the shittiest of modern browsers, the new IE) has probably been a great job, justified by the ~18% market share.

Maybe supporting a browser that has a worldwide usage around 3% like Firefox simply doesn't worth the time and I agree on that. It itches you because you're a FF user (extrapolated from the comments) but then there's Edge (with a bit more usage than FF btw), Opera, Samsung Internet, UC and many more.

I still think that if we Devs pick the browser with better support to new features (Chrome) and ignore the rest, the industry itself will be forcing lazy ass vendors either to upgrade their browsers or letting them die.
Because if we ignored the modern features back those days we would still create frontends like 10 years ago and the middle point where we live in is to add browser agent checks inside the code to see if something can be done or not (more work to everyone cause few didn't do theirs).

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Jon Randy

A browser monoculture is a ridiculously bad idea

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JoelBonetR • Edited on

But all of them implementing features support on a reasonable time span would be a ridiculously good thing.

We are the clients of the browsers, doesn't almost the entire world -except for monopolies and oligarchies- work hard everyday yo stay up to date with new features by market pressure so we can keep current clients and maybe get more by innovation?

Well, seems that someone didn't do that kind of homework in some browsers.

Firefox Desktop doesn't even support PWAs, neither Safari (any version) brings a good support into it, that's hilarious in 2022.

Sadly some got advantage by being the default browser in some OS and then we need to deal with Safari instead ignoring it like we do with Firefox 🙃

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Jon Randy • Edited on

The most ridiculous thing is that if I swap the user-agent to Chrome - it works 100%, no problems whatsoever. Shoddy work, or deliberate exclusion?

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JoelBonetR

LoL never tried it 😂 you mean in FF or Safari? And you tested the PWA thingy or that new Google webapp?

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Jon Randy • Edited on

I was referring to the Google interview thing the article is about.

I really have no idea why Firefox stopped work on PWAs for desktop (they support them on mobile) - for years it was possible behind a commandline switch (which has now been removed). It's totally capable of doing it - there are various workarounds/addons in place to do something close to it if you are so inclined... but looking at the actual issues in the bug tracker about PWA support it still seems very much on the back burner for now. Odd decision

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Areeba Farooq Author

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Akin C.

Hello Areeba Farooq,

thanks for sharing, although I don't like the word "best" and wouldn't use it as a technically objective category unless there are some facts that can tell why it's the "best"!

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José Muñoz

They'll do anything but actually improve the recruitment process.

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