Don’t Say “I Don’t Know”: A Horrible Advice for a Tech Interview

Forketyfork
2 min readMay 24, 2023
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I’ve interviewed hundreds of candidates for various software engineering positions, and one of the most annoying situations is when you ask a concrete technical question, and the candidate starts to ramble on unrelated topics instead of just admitting “I don’t know”.

Probably, this is due to a wide-spread advice that you might have heard before: “On a…

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Forketyfork

Software developer @ JetBrains Space. I write technical how-to articles and occasional rants on software development in general. Opinions are my own.