This post hits the nail on the head. Not only is there an issue with most job descriptions, but you could prepare for the interview for angular/react(eg. mixing paint colors) and come to find out during the interview they start asking you how to mix paint and how to change the oil and swap out the engine and pull dents, while the fresh info on your mind are about mixing paint. It why after so may years I have no choice but to become a full-stack developer, even though I enjoy back-end development and databases, I'm having to learn the front-end frameworks and all that comes with it.
Now I sit home without a job because someone decided to make me wait 2 months for a second interview and then finally they decided I wasn't a good fit because I didn't answer a question to their liking. The problem is that all this knowledge and so-called technical "wisdom" is good for nothing, try to use it to survive in the woods, HA! go use your ruby language knowledge to start a camp fire. You can't! Use it to make you an sandwich! Good luck! Ok maybe with robots and AI we are going somewhere in that regard, but what comes along with robots, is they could at a flip of a switch start killing humans instead of making them sandwiches.
So while so many people take this stuff so seriously an think it's so important, really it's not. Really most people only know lies and are far from the truth. On TV and other media all you see is a rotating globe, but when you look at the real world, it sure looks flat, and doesn't move not only that but you only feel movement when you are drunk. Youtube search "Russianvids" to know more about how much everyone is actually deceived in this world, the reality is all this tech is not good for us humans, it's just another form of magic, a lesser magic, to control people and to control their minds and take time away from the things that really matter.
Really all this stuff falls into the plans of the elites who rule the world, they control our minds, they tell us what to think, how to think and what the do and how to act. The reality is none of this tech is all that important as its made out to be. It's all a form of mind control. They say money makes the world go round, but the reality is the world is stationary and doesn't go around. Water finds it level and there seems to be no way to measure any curvature.
So to my original point of the comment is, people judge wrongfully, they have no clue what they are doing and expect others to fall into their scope of thinking blindly, not even knowing that they don't know. Really what all this comes down to, why the expectations are growing isn't simply because more developers are joining the market and the tech is evolving but it's because the people who rule the world need these things in order so they can control the world and our minds even more. They can't do it as effectively without us doing it to ourselves.
I’m sorry to hear about your job predicament - that’s not cool. It does however add to the point I’m making so thanks for sharing.
I had a very similar experience (although with a different ending). I had botched a whiteboard style logic question - and I admit it was a simple question that I over complicated the answer to.
This cost me that job, even though I answered every single React question without a hitch (by the way the job was for a “Senior React Developer”).
As for systems of control - I have many views on that but haven’t thought about it much within this space. You’ve definitely given me something to ponder...
This has been the outcome for the last 6 months for me. Along the way I try to tell people the truth but they refuse to believe, it's easier to keep believing the lies they have known all the time and so it doesn't help me much to mention to them that all that stuff they know is lies. In fact, most people only know what they're told, which is not necessarily the truth, but necessarily lies masquerading as truth. In school they don't teach people how to think, they teach people what to think.
Another instance is when I applied for a ruby developer and even though I know rails good enough just because I forgot the answer to a question question and said "I can't remember", I didn't get the job. Doesn't mean I can't look it up when I need it, and the guy must not think that way. Most people think you have to memories all of it, and forget we can search for stuff online. In the beginning of the interview the guy didn't even introduce himself, he just said "Go ahead", and said "Go ahead?" and he's like, "Yeah, go ahead". Mostly people get so full of themselves and are clueless about true wisdom, all this tech wisdom is not wisdom at all.
All this tech we keep building out will be used by the elites to control us and kill us later, so think about that.
I found your post on hacker news and created an account on dev.to because of that. So thanks for that and thanks for the great posting.
I recently wrote a post of my own, granted it's not very well written since I did it fast and there's just to much info on these topics. You can find the post on my dev.to page, but here's the link to it.
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