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MY JAVA PHONE INTERVIEW

 
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I just finished a phone technical interview (on Java of course). It was my first one and please listen to this...
It all went "very well" according to him at the end. However, he was under the impression that:
1) a non-final method cannot be made final in a subclass because it is "more restrictive" to do so. I respectfully disagreed.
2) there is an access modifier that allows ONLY subclasses to directly access a variable in a class WITHOUT allowing access by classes in the same package that are NOT subclasses. He thought protected did the job. And he thinks I was wrong in saying that it could not be done. What do you think? Did I miss something in my studies? Simply put, protected is less restrictive than package access so...!!
Anyway, I expect them now to schedule a personal interview in Ft. Lauderdale, "Where The Girls Are"
BTW, it is a requirement of the job to also be completely fluent in the Spanish language. Their client in Ft. Lauderdale is the Latino Division of a very large international bank.
"I really want this job"!
BTW, I have NO IDEA of what salary is involved...
PS: The guy had a Master's Degree in Physics and another in Comp Sci.
 
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I am sure that the interviewer was absolutely wrong in asking the second question. i.e., "there is an access modifier that allows ONLY subclasses to directly access a variable in a class WITHOUT allowing access by classes in the same package that are NOT subclasses". It is not possible. About salary, you can demand for whatever you want, as you deserve for it.
 
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Thanks Ramana That's what I have learned.
Anyway he said I did "very well".
I feel as strongly about the statement that "a non-final method cannot be declared final in a subclass because it makes it more restrictive", even more fundamental. Of course it can. That's one of the benefits of OOP as we know it in Java!

 
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Congrats Mr.Tony. Obviously you are right and the interviewer is wrong.When you get a chance to meet him again don't forget to prove it
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Tony,
How could u be wrong in studies, U got 98% in certification!!
Ft.Lauradale is a great place to be, Congrats!
 
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Thank you Anju, I don't have the job yet   Tomorrow is an important date (I expect their call for a personal interview; fingers are crossed!)
I have more comments on the job search (since the "Jobs" forum is rarely visited and this is the forum with the highest traffic; I can reach more people here...) Another recruiter sent me an email last night asking me to be in Delray Beach Monday PM for an interview. It's a 3-hour drive one way. He didn't even ask if I was available, considering the very short notice. When I said that I could go later in the week but not Monday, some pressure was applied in the form of the comment, and I quote, "Later in the week will be too late, they'll be making their decision right away."
Anyway, I said that I could not go on Monday, but Tuesday instead. Let's see...
Was that correct on my part? After all we are not going through the Great Depression of the 1930s!
Ciao!
 
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I don't know if it's "correct", but I'd have done the same thing, unless it was a job I really wanted. In this market you can afford to be picky, and if they really need to talk to you on Monday they can do it by phone, right? Good luck.
 
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Thanks Jim!
Not unexpectedly, suddenly Tuesday is OK :-) SO Tuesday it will be.
Btw, it's with Office Depot. they have contract as well as so-called "permanent" positions.
We'll see. But I have my sight set on the Ft. Lauderdale gig
Thanks again.
 
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good luck Tony, don't settle for anything less than 6 figures and get all the stock options you can. I saw on CNN that one company was offering a free lease on a BMW to technical people due to the high demand for qualified people, but please don't pick a yellow or green model.
 
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Tony,all the very best to you !sure hope you get the job.
Have just started learning java and find this site very helpful.
 
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Wish you the very best!
Thanks for all your insightful posts.
 
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Thanks for all the good wishes! This week should be an interesting one... (!? I HOPE! ?)
 
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