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Rant about Amazon online test

 
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I have been a developer for almost 30 years now.  I tried taking that Amazon online test and didn't stand a chance.  The test had no relation to what I have been doing in the real world for over half my life.  Now I am in the position where I have to look for another job.  There are only so many hours in the day, and I am wondering if it is even worth my time to try and study to take that test again.  

On top of that the position would be with the "Alexa Entertainment Team".  I am confused and dismayed by people who pay to have a listening device in their home.  I really, truly, don't understand why anyone would want Amazon listening to everything they say.
 
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Which online test?

It is obviously for a job you don't want anyway.
 
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> Which online test?

The test you take, when you apply for a job at Amazon.  Is there more the one?

 
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William Barnes wrote:. . . .  Is there more the one?

I don't know. I haven't ever applied to Amazon.
 
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Was it questions like this? (computer science questions.)

If so, Google does something similar. Many companies do not. Whether it is a good thing to ask questions like that to those not right out of school is another story!
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Whether it is a good thing to ask questions like that to those not right out of school is another story!


As someone who was recently on the job market and went through a wide range of interviews, the companies I was most interested in were those that were interested in hearing about my 40 years¹ of experience versus those that just wanted me to solve algorithm problems.




¹ yes, I'm older than dirt
 
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