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Discussion on: Biggest questions getting a job

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Periklis Gkolias

Those are great questions, thanks

Any tips to spot lying in the answer?

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Ryan Latta Author

Hmm, I've never really given that too much thought.

I ask these questions to the dev managers and the peer developers who interview me. That cross-section helps me identify consistent messages or things that are way out of sync.

Also, most companies don't do any real preparation before they interview candidates, so when I ask these questions they don't have canned answers ready. They may not be completely forthright, but each person will expose parts of the whole truth. Especially the peer developers. They are usually thrown into an interview and don't have too much reason to cover things up.