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It was interesting to see how our backgrounds in development allowed us to share knowledge and learn from each other.
Toward the end of our conversation, we explored ChatGPT in the field of web development. We tested the accuracy of the answers provided by ChatGPT for questions related to web development and programming.
Did I get a job offer from that company?
Despite fulfilling every requirement of the coding challenge, and going above and beyond by meticulously matching the colors of the provided image using Photoshop's eyedropper tool, I was not offered the job.
The lack of transparency and constructive feedback during the process was frustrating. It was only after I specifically asked that I was informed of the reasons for not being selected:
the number of my commits (they insisted that it could have been done with fewer commits - no shit, yeah it could be done with one commit really, everything could be done with one commit)
the language of my commits (it wasn't official enough for them apparently, but they are not even paying me for that work)
a section of my code that was copied for me to see. (yeah as if I do not know what my code looks like)
No constructive feedback was provided to help me improve for future opportunities. I believe that if someone makes a point, they should be able to support it with examples and offer suggestions for improvement. Without constructive criticism, feedback can be hollow and not beneficial.
Nevertheless, I am grateful for the experience, and it has taught me to be mindful of companies that do not value transparency and constructive feedback.