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#Actualfrob

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Your questions in the survey were interesting. They clearly show your educational system bias rather than any real-world understanding.

Yes, there are some simple programming tests that an individual can take to determine if they are a reasonable programmer or not. You can test an artist to see if they understand color theory. You can test a technical writer to ensure they understand grammar. But that is only the smallest part of the hiring process.


This is a creative field. How can a Meyers Briggs test validate creativity? How can there be standardized test for an art portfolio? How can there be a standardized test for designers? How can there be a standardized test for finding creative and innovative technical solutions?

This is a field of synergy and diversity. We need the mix of high-energy and low-energy, innovative and traditional, spicy and bland. Hiring via test score will often give homogeny. Adding a disruptive influence -- the opposite of what a test would yield -- often helps transform teams for the better.

Finally, the hiring process (the interviews and the first few months of employment) are more like dating and courting, and is not something that be easily enumerated by examination.

If you had gone for an MBA rather than video game production, these would all be fairly clear.


Sorry if that sounds harsh, but from my view it looks like you are asking the wrong questions for your stated purpose.

#1frob

Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

Your questions in the survey was interesting, and they clearly show your educational system bias rather than any real-world understanding.

Yes, there are some simple programming tests that an individual can take to determine if they are a reasonable programmer or not. You can test an artist to see if they understand color theory. You can test a technical writer to ensure they understand grammar. But that is only the smallest part of the hiring process.


This is a creative field. How can a Meyers Briggs test validate creativity? How can there be standardized test for an art portfolio? How can there be a standardized test for designers? How can there be a standardized test for finding creative and innovative technical solutions?

This is a field of synergy and diversity. We need the mix of high-energy and low-energy, innovative and traditional, spicy and bland. Hiring via test score will often give homogeny. Adding a disruptive influence -- the opposite of what a test would yield -- often helps transform teams for the better.

Finally, the hiring process (the interviews and the first few months of employment) are more like dating and courting, and is not something that be easily enumerated by examination.

If you had gone for an MBA rather than video game production, these would all be fairly clear.


Sorry if that sounds harsh, but from my view it looks like you are asking the wrong questions for your stated purpose.

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