[Milan-pm] PErl Test
oleber at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 08:44:51 PDT 2009
2009/3/24 Hakim Cassimally <hakim.cassimally at gmail.com>:
> 2009/3/24 marcos rebelo <oleber at gmail.com>
>> Hi all
>> With some help of the Lisbon PM I have increased the Perl test on the
>> See it at:
>> Can we consider 75% a senior?
> Note that the first question is ambiguous, as it can either give (0..10) or
> 11, depending on the context. But an understanding of context is surely
> more useful than an ability to solve multiple-choice trivia about list
> operators in the core language.
> And to judge a "senior", I'd be looking at design, OO, knowledge of CPAN,
> database, web, unicode, debugging, and many other skills.
> (It's a fun test certainly, I'm just a bit worried about what you or others
> might want to use it for ;-)
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11 isn't one of the possible answer, so there is no problem with
context in here.
It was first designed to job interviews.
The idea at that moment was to have a set of tests to the candidats in
multiple areas. Most of the candidates say that are experts in a set
of technologies, and this test shall show that a person have good
knowledge of Perl. It was important not asking for question specific
to a certain set of CPAN packages, since a good software developer can
learn any package.
The interviews were done with 4 to 5 persons, for 3 to 4 hours, if the
person cost 35€/hour, we are speaking of ~500€. Like this the
candidates where having a fast interview with one person, and after if
the candidate was passing (25%) he was having the full team interview.
I have done some interviews of supposed experts and losing to much
time for nothing. After 15 minutes I was already giving up of them,
but I was there for 3 hours.
Note: It's a place where you are well paid but it's very hard to
enter. You need to be really good.
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