Databasen - Revisited

Pete Sergeant pete at
Thu Oct 19 11:11:19 BST 2006

On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 11:05:10AM +0100, Spiros Denaxas wrote:
> I think that's considered one of the worst questions one can ask on an
> interview and denotes that the person making the interview is
> completely clueless. I honestly never understood the exact value of
> such questions or what exactly they try to get out of you by asking it
> since 99% of the people will give the same textbook answer. Most of
> the people criticize it heavily, and they are right to do so in my
> opinion.

Presumably they're looking for someone who can come up with a non-glib,
non-textbook answer that shows some degree of self-awareness?


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