# Tuesday, 31 July 2007

A former Softie friend of mine IM'ed me about this job. Sure, you need C++ skills, but there's more to it than that. They need a variety of skills because you'll get to do a variety of work... off the top of his head he listed:

  • multiplayer game infrastructure
  • chat and presence application
  • drm / installer
  • IE toolbar
  • flash applets
  • a bunch of other stuff

There's a Craiglist ad, which includes application instructions. This is in Seattle, by the way.


Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:30:21 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [4]
Monday, 05 November 2007 22:59:38 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Seriously, one progamming alone will never be enough,
C++ I suppose was previously just the modeling language invented after the backwards of native C. Due to propagation by the programming community time after time, it replaced C and on the way to the standardization. None of the job ads in my area need C++ (alone), they ALWAYS need GUI abilities.
If they need a java programmer, they will always ask for the skils in JEEE, jsp, jdatabase...and needs handles on large systems like erp (i just 'read'), scr or srm(I forgot:D), etc none of which I ever heard of.

Today I will have an interview for an IT executive (software development). Let me see how I can handle unit tests, OOP features, UML, whatsoever they like to ask...

I wish I can be accepted for the job this time. I am worried because currently I have nothing in my mind about software engineering. I'll tell you later how I fail the interview :D
Looking for a job is really tiresome.
Paul McKnights
Tuesday, 06 November 2007 08:38:45 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Yes, I agree with what Paul said, I had a hard time lookin for my job also months ago. My boss was in their late 30s only, the IT guy too, I was asked about mfc (oh my gid :-( ) then STL containers, simple comparison between C++ and Java (benefits what can't and can in both), WinAPIs, message event handler. Seriously speaking, they both have no preparation for the interview because all the questions indicated just random pop-ups, so luck on my part!

I was then finally asked 2 quizzes, finding the lightest egg in a basket of 8 eggs in the smallest number of times to using the scalar (2 times hehe) but another problem that was about the 4 people in a row (the first can see the second and the third, the second can see the third and forth and the third can see the forth, the forth see the wall only)with correct color choice to not be killed, I could not answer :-(
I remember this problem has been asked in physicsforum but I forgot the solution (Arggg...)

In my country, usually people asked salary expected, not like in Italy as I have been living where all freshers accept the same base salary of around $1600 plus bonus (up to the companies), I didn't know how much but they keep insist asking and finally I gave them a random number (I am not brave enough to tell you :-().
Brahman Khadif
Tuesday, 06 November 2007 09:18:48 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Try your best Paul, even when you could answer the questions, don't be so sure you will get hired, me neither. (:D)
Fiona Hymirr
Sunday, 11 November 2007 23:34:57 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Thanks for your encouragement

Just a couple of hours ago, I got a call from the company I had an interview and they again wanted me to meet the CEO tomorrow afternoon (2:30pm local time :-D the big man just flew in from some foreign country).

I may have been accepted...:-D

Let me see what'll happen tomorrow :-)

Paul McKnights
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