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!rant.

I fucked up. Recently I applied for a job in Intel. All questions they throw at me I answered well, but there's one question that f**ked me hard that I can't think of any answer to. (Because ! am not familiar with this)

I was questioned about SLAM ( Simultaneous localization and mapping), I am new to this.

Now I think I failed to get the job. Therefore, I f**ked up

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    Not really. If you answered honstly, amd said "I don't know right now, but I can learn about it, then and solve it" - it should be alright.

    This is part of the test - "how does the candidate approach a problem that he never saw before".
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    @magicMirror but I told him that I don't know , never heard of it , but will learn about it.
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    @magicMirror the interviewer looks disappointed when I mentioned I don't know.
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    @johnmelodyme if that’s the reason they won’t hire you, you just dodged a bullet, mate.
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    @johnmelodyme it’s a red flag to expect applicants to have knowledge of a rather specialized niche and not accept someone who demonstrates the willingness to learn. I think it demonstrates a mindset that’s not healthy.
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    @100110111 any advice for identify red flags in the interview?
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    @johnmelodyme the interviewer disappointment is only in your mind.

    You are only looking at the situation from your side, and you have a bias:
    When you are asked a question, and say "I don't know", you are expecting the interviewer to "be disappointed", so you pick up any small hint that supports it, and ignore anything else.
    Same thing as anti-vaxxers btw.

    Solution? be aware of the bias, and push through it.
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    Compared to today, I knew nothing at all in my first job as a coder. I got it and now i'm where i'm ten years later.
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    I'm reminded of the number of folk I've seen get a job without any knowledge of it at all !

    As such, my next interview I'm so tempted to say:

    "I don't know anything, so you should hire me, like you did the last person.. "
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    @johnmelodyme

    Simpler answer, you may well have got the job, even if you didn't know 100% of what was asked of you.

    I've seen folk who don't even know how to use a mouse, get IT jobs !
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    @Nanos you serious?
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