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So I just finished an interview round for a startup, and despite my better judgement, I built a model for measuring success of a marketing campaign - part of their ‘case exercise’ to be completed at home. They just let me know that they’re going with ‘other candidates’ and I realized I built them a reusable framework for free. 🤡

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Reason why I always rejected the interview assessment rounds which would take me more than an hour or so. Sympathies :')

Any interview asking to build an application/framework etc etc should be avoided. Most companies take the code logic for free and get their work done.

Omg I did not know this - god I feel like I've been saved from some future disaster.

Big oof. I would definitely not be afraid to voice concerns about those types of exercises in future interviews.

I worry about that. How many companies are getting free work done during the interview process with no plans to hire?

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