Hello, and welcome to my 5th project for Tech Comm. Let's get into it, this is a quiz to help you with interviews. The questions are given as if you are interviewing for a job in the computer science industry. It's multiple choice, just choose the answer you think is best. Your score, as well as reasoning behind answers, will be given after all questions have been answered.

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Hello, thank you for coming. I'd like to start off by asking if there's anything that you would like to tell me about yourself?

Well, I really enjoy learning new things. When I was about 10 years old, my parents got me my own computer, and from there I took off on a journey of coding. Back then the internet was still pretty new, so I had to actually go to the library and check out books to learn. Since then I've always been intrigued by coding, and hope to make it into a career. That's why for me, this job would be the start of a dream come true.

I'm a big fan of learning stuff. Like when I was little, my parents hooked me up with a new PC and I used that so hard. I also learned how to code it, that's why I know so much now, I've been doing this for a while.

I'm really into learning new stuff. I think this really manifests itself in my avid watching of documentaries. Just last night I watched this fascinating documentary about retired models who talk about the modelling business, I can tell you more about it if you'd like but I know it's not everyone's cup of tea.

I think dolphins are cool.
Why should I hire you?

I'm very qualified for this job. I've had 15 years of experience programming a multitude of different apps, and I've got a Bachelor's in Computer Science, so you know I'm serious about this industry. You definitely won't find anybody more passionate and experienced than me.

Simply put, while I may not be the most qualified, I'm the most passionate. I just love programming, I spend all my free time making my own stuff or contributing to work on github, programming is my life, and I won't let you down. I'll admit I may not be the quickest learner, but I'm definitely the most wanting to learn.

Because if you don't I'll kill your family.

While I am qualified, I'm sure you've interviewed a lot of other people who are qualified. So what sets me apart from those people? Well, I don't procrastinate. If you tell me to do something, I won't rest until the work day is over, or I've done that thing. For example when I was working at Carter's Carpentry Company I had to do a lot of painting and measurement. Both of which are considered menial tasks. However, anyone on the site will tell you I went to work with gusto and never paused until the job was done. Joe, the head of most of the projects and one of my references, will attest to this.

What are some of your strengths?

I think my greatest strength is probably my actual strength. I can bench 400 pounds easily, and I think it shows how motivated I am to better myself.

My greatest strength is my organization. This organization is shown in my code, because I always comment where it is important, and try to keep those comments nice and readable so that my code looks as pretty as possible.

My greatest strength would have to be my strong odor

I'd wager my greatest strength is my ability to recover from alcohol. I can get totally wasted one night, then go to work the next morning and be completely fine. Because of this, you'll never have to worry about me showing up late, or hammered!

What are your weaknesses?

My biggest weakness is probably my procrastination. I'm still working on it by setting up alarms on my phone that go off every half hour and say "DO YOUR WORK" or something similar, and that does help a little bit, but I inevitably get distracted again, so I might have to find a different solution to that.

I'm a pretty terrible thief, I just love having other people's stuff, but I can never seem to keep it!

I'd say my biggest weakness is how terrible I am at holding conversation with people one on one. I do fine in groups where other people contribute to the conversation, but if you put me in a room with only one other person, it's very rare that I'll be able to hold conversation, I just don't know what to talk about. Especially if they're a stranger. I'm working on this by attempting to have conversations with random people who are eating alone in the various dining halls at Cal Poly.

My biggest weakness is my dyslexia. It forces me to have to work harder than anybody else to achieve the same level of learning, just because my brain is wired differently from them. It's very frustrating a lot of the time, as I know I have the same ceiling for intelligence, just not the same path to get there.
How would you handle a problem you have with a coworker?

I'd have to change this answer depending on company policy, but first and foremost I'd try to communicate my problem to them, and try and come to some sort of compromise as adults. However, not much bothers me so I doubt I would have many problems with coworkers.

That depends on how serious the problem is. If it's something small then I'll just deal with it. If it's something that happens every day and constantly is a nuisance, I'd try to talk to them and if it doesn't get fixed within a couple of days, I'd be forced to report it to a supervisor.

I'd probably have to beat them up to show them who they're messing with, and make sure nobody else tries something.

I would immediately report them to a supervisor. I don't put up with people who irritate me, and honestly the sooner they are gone the better.

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