Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 May. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

An interview is not a game of skill, except insofar as your skills may (may!) be what got you in the door.

It's psychologically healthier and arguably more realistic to treat it like a dice game -- one rolled by you, your prospective employer, and the gods of chaos.

I mean, how might you act if you believed interviews were games of chance?

- you would play the numbers, and expect a good outcome given sufficient tries
- you might roll sometimes just to see what's out there
- you wouldn't carry all the dread, shame & aversive baggage around

It's just as good to keep a healthy skepticism about the interview process from the employer's perspective.

every hire is a risk, and if you have invested enough time to feel highly confident in your opinion, you have likely also exhausted the candidate and all interviewers. 🙃

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