I’m in the midst of a lot of job interviews right now. Of course, one of the many purposes of a job interview is to figure out how much I know about development. That’s a difficult thing to get across in a conversation (which is why I have also been asked to do code tests). But it has gotten me thinking about how to quantify my knowledge and skills.
My experience as a historian in academia helps out here. When I first studied history in college, I assumed that by the time I had a degree in history, I would know a lot of history. I would know a lot of names and dates and be able to tell you the accomplishments of each king of England. But when I graduated from college, I didn’t feel like I actually knew much history. Continue reading “How much do I know?”