I’m in tears after two grueling days of going to work and then coming home to spend my entire evening working on a homework assignment for an interview. I feel hopeless and dumb, and on top of it all my boyfriend still is working and it’s a quarter past midnight. I could really use some support.
I had a frustrating time with the homework assignment because I had to do all of the setup and learn a new tool and write tests for it in the hours I had after work, when I’m already exhausted from my workday. I’m a tester who writes automation code and does manual testing. It was really frustrating because I know I can write automation code and my current manager praises me for my work all the time, but I feel dumb because it took so long for me to setup the tool and to get started in the first place. I ended up submitting scripts that didn’t work and couldn’t run any of the tests successfully. It took me until the second day to figure out how to integrate everything to run a script without using the tool’s interface and to find any examples that were worth modeling after. Even if I had been allowed to use the tool directly – I found it exceedingly difficult to use and I’m not sure I would have finished either.
I did well in the previous non-technical portions so I guess I should really work on preparing for technical interviews. I just wish they weren’t so grueling.
Not sure if I’m really looking for any interview advice or just wanted to rant. Thanks for reading.