“I hacked my way into this interview”: Is this a good idea for getting a job?

There’s been some joking on the internet where a candidate would “hack their way into getting a job interview” and disclose that as a proof of skill in a job related to Infosec.

If I somehow find a “hack”, such as keywords in an ATS, bypassing application checkpoints, secretly putting my name in the “interview list”, or anything similar, would it be a good idea to disclose that along with a report on that hack as a reason to hire me for a job in Infosec?

From some quick research (such as 23946), I’m guessing not.

$100 Interview Design (for a book) Contest 5 days

Hi there,

I'm looking for someone to design an interview that will be included in a book.

Here's the interview link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/…U__tvneJsmN0hysCU/edit#heading=h.l73ww6lhhgg4

You can copy the content and create your own PDF or image file and share.


We want the interview to be more visually appealing.

We want the highlighted phrases to be used as pull quotes in large font and beautifully stand out from the rest…

$ 100 Interview Design (for a book) Contest 5 days

Is this design exercise reasonable for a job interview?

So after a phone interview, a company I’m interested in sends a design exercise that to me seems really excessive for the suggest 2 hour timeframe. Are they trying to throw me a curveball or do they have a poor grasp on what’s reasonable? Have others encountered similar exercises?

They attached 15 low fidelity wireframes to the email which they want turned into high-fidelity, which conflicts with their request for me to design my own wireframes. The exercise is below:


Bark Design Challenge

Context: You are a Product Designer working on a mobile application called Bark. The app connects dog owners and walkers together to ensure dogs can get exercise when their owners aren’t home. Right now owners have to open the app each day they want their dog walked, and schedule a walk for their dog. Research has found dog owners love using the app, but want to easily schedule a weeks worth of walks in advance. Today, a Product Manager has just sent you over some wireframes of how this feature should work and how he/she thinks it might look.

The Challenge: Take the provided wireframes to hi-fidelity, and provide all necessary materials for engineering to begin working on this feature.

Requirements: – Provide detailed annotations on each action/screen/state so that the enginnering team can easily understand how the new feature works. – Pixel-perfect components based around consistent theming (colors, typeface, shadows, etc.) – Descriptions/examples of how all micro-interactions within components and screens behave (ex. radio button being tapped)

Deliverables: 1. All Design Files (for engineering team) – Clear, concise descriptions of what is happening on each screen – We prefer Sketch or Figma files in your submission

Final Polished PDF (for presentation purposes) Your process (iteration + exploration) between wireframes and final hi-fidelity screens Hi-fidelity screens spanning all states necessary to add a walk in each flow In text, include your approach and thought process on the problem, as well as any research you performed to help inform your decision making. You could also go into detail about how you would initially collect feedback to prove this feature or issue needs attention. Further, what metrics, if any, should be measured to prove the iteration was a success. Things to keep in mind: – Assume the next person to view your submitted files is an engineer. – Don’t take the wireframes at face value, challenge the PM’s design choices and find out what is best for dog owners (the user) and the product as a whole. i.e. explore different solutions to this feature request. – If you plan on adding motion anywhere, be sure it is clear where and how it should work (gif/mp4’s are encouraged). – Don’t forget about timeline. Advanced animations and additional features can extend the development process significantly. – Using symbols/components in your design file will help you stay consistent (and really impress us!) A PDF and Sketch file are attached below (15 screens).

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or to clarify anything that might be confusing. The team and I are looking forward to your submission!”

Cracking the code interview: Problem 1 .6 basic string compression

I created a github repository containing my code solutions for some of the exercises proposed in the book, I updated my solution for the problem 1.6 at https://github.com/dariosicily/cracking-the-code-interview-solutions/blob/master/chap1/compression.c . Here’s the code:

#include <stdio.h> #include <string.h>  /* a function that compress the original string and store the compressed  * string in compress ex. aabcccccaaa will become a2blc5a3. If the   * compressed string is longer than the original it returns the   * original string*/ const char *compression(const char *original, char *compress) {     size_t len, i, j, nc;      /*memorize the first char of original in compress*/     char previous = original[0];     len = strlen(original);     nc = 1;      for (i = 1, j = 0; i < len; ++i) {         if (original[i] == previous) {             ++nc;         } else {             compress[j++] = previous;             compress[j++] = nc + '0';             nc = 1;             previous = original[i];          }      }     /* there are characters still in the stream */     compress[j++] = previous;     compress[j++] = nc + '0';     compress[j] = '';      if (strlen(compress) >= len) return original;     return compress; }  int main() {     char buffer[20] = {0};     printf("%s\n", compression("aabcccccaaa", buffer));     return 0; } 

I’m looking for possible improvement of the code or better algorithm to solve the problem, any suggestion is appreciated.

I need help building a coding interview question for a DevOps/SRE position

I’m looking for suggestions on good coding questions for a DevOps/SRE Software Engineer. This is the coding exercise that is done offline or in a platform like HackerRank. The idea is that they would solve the problem, and then extend it during the on-site interview. For other software positions, we’ve done questions like parsing city/state from strings, parsing json where the json isn’t always well-formed, and other problems. The problem is trying to keep the problems from being either overly algorithmic or overly reliant on libraries.

The DevOps/SRE world is a little different, and I think it has different coding requirements. Jumping into existing codebases to figure out what is going on, understanding how software interacts with the OS, etc. So I’m trying to build a coding question that:

  • Can be completed in about an hour by a good candidate
  • Is extensible to accommodate follow-up coding exercises
  • Tests a candidate’s baseline coding proficiency
  • Tests a candidate’s DevOps capabilities (e.g, debugging prowess, scripting, parsing information, or general scrappiness)
  • Has some baseline of problem-solving required (i.e, is not simply mechanical)
  • Does not require a “trick” to solve well
  • The answer is not easy to search on the internet

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Valid B1/B2 visa owner wins the DV lottery, needs to go US before the interview. Can he?

Recently my wife has been selected for the DV lottery 2020. For this reason, I am listed on her Diversity Visa online entry. I hold B1/B2 visa, valid until 2029. It seems like the process for the interview may take sometime. However, I need to attend to a conference in US next week. I wrote to consulate and they said that, “If she has not had the interview, your B1/B2 visa is still valid. However, you  will need to convince the officer at the port of entry that you are not an intending immigrant.” Should I give a try to enter US with my valid B1/B2 visa before this Green card process is concluded? If they deny my entry would it hurt my status for the future?