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Erik Nelson

The interview process for developers is so unbelievably broken.

What does being able to implement a binary search tree under time pressure (while someone is watching you!) prove in relation to what you're actually going to be doing day-to-day in a development role?

I started applying to new jobs a few months ago because of various issues at my current company but ended up getting rejected by all the companies I applied to (or they went into a hiring freeze due to COVID-19). I don't typically get impostor syndrome, but only getting a bunch of rejections seems to be the one trigger for me.

As many problems as I have with my current employer, I am aware that I am extremely fortunate to still have a job in the current state of the world.