[BangPypers] First python interview

Dhananjay Nene dhananjay.nene at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 08:37:19 CEST 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Navin Kabra <navin at smriti.com> wrote:
> If I were interviewing you, I would not really be checking your python
> knowledge (unless you claimed to be good in Python in your resume). I
> would really check how good you are in Java (your primary language), and
> your general programming and problem solving skills.

+1. I always prefer to ask someone what he is really good at and
assuming one of the interviewing team has good exposure to that go
really deep.

I know this is not an answer to your question, but is more an aside -
interviewing someone who claims limited knowledge or exposure to
something is more often than not a futile exercise unless the
candidate turns out really strong. If the candidate cannot answer the
questions well, it is very hard to reach any reasonable assessment.

So if I was the interviewer, I would really not worry about how much
python you knew, but instead go after your java skills because thats
what you've primarily worked on, and its your java knowledge that
would be the decisive factor.

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