From an interviewer's point of view he now has two guys, one rates himself 5/10 the other 9/10. Which one is better?
Should you tell them what you know and how much experience you have, and then say 7 out of 10 regardless?
Tim Cooke wrote:These sorts of "Rate your skills in x on a scale of 1 to 10?" interview questions are not the best in my opinion. The flaw in the question is that the 1 to 10 scale has no context. What does a "1" mean? What does a "10" mean?
Monica. Shiralkar wrote:I think its unfair then.
One of the reason i don't like some interviews is they hardly ask any brain teaser question or Algorithmic Questions
Deepak Bala wrote:
I disagree that the quality of an interview is directly proportional to the number of brain teasers / algorithmic questions asked.
Ulf Dittmer wrote:I'd go a step further: brain teasers are quite counterproductive to do in an interview. Having *any* of those is a sign of an inexperienced interviewer IMO.
Ulf Dittmer wrote:Those are not what I would call brain teasers. They just require you to come up with an algorithm (which is pretty easy for a brute force approach). They don't need special insight, or lateral thinking - that's what makes a brain teaser IMO.
Just because someone rates themselves highly doesn't mean anyone is going to take them at their word without further investigation.
Myke Enriq wrote:So this self grading question is very important , and they will take your word for it.
I believe the best way to assess someones ability in writing Java code is to get them to write some Java code. It's an underused interview technique, at least where I live, but is by far the best way to find out if a person is actually any good.
forgets some of the accurate syntax.Is it acceptable?
Tim Cooke wrote:I would suggest that any candidate being asked to do this should be provided with the normal tools they would have available in their normal development environment. So give them Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ, VIM, or whatever IDE they use. Give them access to the internet for double checking the accurate syntax.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:My answer above pertained to if the candidate is asked to code on paper/whiteboard.
Monica. Shiralkar wrote:If Eclipse and internet access is there and candidate does not give Working Code then I do not think the candidate deserves to be selected.
Monica. Shiralkar wrote:If a person answers by saying he is 9/10. Then what about the people who created java, people who create frameworks like struts,spring,people who created servers:tomcat,Jboss.Should such people rate themselves 11/10 then? If someone says I am 8/10 just because I am good in java concepts and I am good in doing normal service industry development work then I dont think he should rate himself as high as what people doing innovation should.I think its unfair then.