Just received a tech test as part of a job interview process.
"Download this (old, weird) React project and make any meaningful change you like"
I get it - they want to see how you work in an existing codebase, orient yourself, and make changes in keeping with established norms in the codebase...
...but I also can't be bothered understanding the whole thing and then deciding what I think a meaningful change should be.
It's not the most pointless technical stage of the job hunt process I've seen, but I do think it's a bit misguided!
@JacksonBates interesting one! i guess there might be things like critical vulnerabilities they expect you to find and fix? otherwise I can't think of a reason to justify such a vague instruction
@e4 nah, I don't think that's the goal.
I suspect the idea is to give vague instructions so that you're free to do what you want. That way they are not assuming their 'simple' task takes two hours, but you actually spend all weekend on it.
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