If Programmers Were Hired Like Programmers

It’s hard to imagine that I’ll be graduating in about a year and 2 months from now. As I start to search for my 6th and final co-op this September, I started to reminisce about all of my past interviews. Some of them were great and others not so great. Apart from the interviews that I knew I failed miserably in, there were also a couple of terrible interviews that made me want to walk out of the room.

I distinctively remember one interviewer back in first year that asked me to find all the syntax errors on a printed sheet of code (in a language that I haven’t used in a year!). And no, I didn’t get the job. But at least I got a funny story to tell other interviewers to break the ice now. Looking back, this interview also reminded me of the If Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers joke…

Stephen Li
Stephen Li

I am a solo indie game developer and a remote freelance software developer living in Waterloo, Canada. I am currently working on an unannounced title.