We all have stories when the interview did not go according to our expectations. Either our performance was insufficient, or the other side was mean or cruel. I want to share the story of one such interview so that it might be a reminder for me in future and, hopefully, for somebody else, an excellent lecture a one didn’t need to pay for.
This article is a short story from a technical interview with a German tech company I conducted in the early summer of 2022. I will not name the company, but it was an early seed-stage startup focused on a particular niche of the finance market with a well-defined product and roughly 50 employees around the globe. I interviewed for a full-stack developer position.