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The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee 241

An anonymous reader writes "It may be hard for Facebook HR infrastructure to keep up with the rapid growth of the company, so scheduling and performing Skype screening interviews with the prospective new developers appears deteriorating into disorderly jumble. In a blog post, a recent candidate for a development job at Facebook has shared his excruciation at coordinating and then having this preliminary interview, pointing out the unhelpfulness of HR staff at Facebook during all stages of the process."
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The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee

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  • Whine harder (Score:1, Informative)

    by jgritty ( 1820240 ) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @12:03AM (#42373137)
    That was a pointless write up. I'm sure Facebook will be fine without this guy. I wouldn't hire him to mow my lawn.
  • Re:Why is this news? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Corbets ( 169101 ) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @02:16AM (#42373577) Homepage

    Many share their good and bad interview experiences with {Google, FB, MS, Apple etc} on a daily base. Why is this one getting any extra attention?

    Because Slashdot figured out years ago that in order to monetize the use base, they needed to keep people coming back as often as possible, and in order to do that they need stories.

    Unfortunately, most of the original and competent editors are long gone, and the current batch of editors posts pretty much anything they receive (additionally, many digg-level intellects now have accounts here to vote on the firehose, perpetuating the editors' mistaken belief that we want this crap).

  • Re:HR will be HR (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sir_Sri ( 199544 ) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @02:37AM (#42373635)


    HR Is full of the prom queens and football captains who everyone loves but who have no idea what they're doing at actual work, so you put them in HR, so they have a career but never actually touch a customer project.

  • by myowntrueself ( 607117 ) on Sunday December 23, 2012 @03:53AM (#42373839)

    You base that assertion on what, exactly?

    I'd certainly feel better about my own lack of wealth if I could write off all self-made billionaires as assholes, but I prefer not to make assumptions about the character of people I never met.

    So on what do you base your assertion? The Winklevoss thing, or something else?

    Merry Christmas!

    Because he was a lying weasel.

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