A crazy interview experience
How to be outstanding and get the offer after a job interview? Besides the strong technical background, we may still need some other skills such as how to ask questions during interview. Sometimes you may even do some crazy things. There is one question on Quora which is "What's the craziest thing you ever said (or did) at an interview and still got the job?". Among the answers, one answer is worth to be mentioned, the answer is from Stan Hanks and his answer is liked by 3859 people(As this article is being written). Let's have a look at what he said.
The interviewer, a very senior technical guy, asked me, "So, do you have any questions for me?"
I thought about it for a moment and said, "What's the worst thing about working here?"
He thought about it for a minute, then got up and closed his door, and told me. For like half an hour, in painful detail, getting more agitated as he went. Then he was done, and sent me on my way saying I'd hear back soon.
The next day I got called back in. Seems that after he talked to me, he went and resigned, and the HR rep asked what happened in our interview.
After I told them, in detail, I expected to hear nothing further since I would have been reporting to him. Instead, the CTO came in to talk to me, and asked if I would be interested in coming aboard to help him fix all the things that seemed to be wrong with the organization (and solve some cool technical problems as well).
So I did.
The reason why we share this story us because different companies may have different strategies when facing the same question. This is a good opportunity for interviewees to know about a company and how the company handle different opinions. Interview is a bidirectional process, when the company is interviewing you, you also need to consider whether the company is suitable for you. You should make your own judgement.
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