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…