Python Phone Interview Questions

A couple of weeks ago I did a written homework assignment with some essential Python interview questions. During the phone interview discussion after turning in the project, the lead Python Developer couldn't find anything to nitpick and even confessed me he thought I was a better Python Developer than him. The conversation went very well and I felt confident I would be invited to in person interview. You may already guess would happened next. I never heard from them again and all of my attempts at communication were ignored. I'd like to say this was an isolated incident, but that would be a complete lie. I just spent last weekend doing another Python homework assignment and I haven’t heard back from them yet.

Python Phone Interview Questions

Not every developer has the luxury of that much free time to focus on puzzle type Python interview questions just to get a foot in the door. All companies want you coding, sometimes over the phone, sometimes on a computer, sometimes on a white board. The companies take that too far and I am 100% positive that the daily job for people who work there does not involve reversing a string in place or writing a function that determines if a word is a palindrome or not, but those interview questions are meant to shrink the pool of potential hires from the thousands to the dozens. Nobody wants to waste time through a normal interview process with thousands of people, better to stump most of them with idiotic, useless quiz questions and interview only a few dozen developers in person. I get it.

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