Just received a tech test as part of a job interview process.

"Download this (old, weird) React project and make any meaningful change you like"

I get it - they want to see how you work in an existing codebase, orient yourself, and make changes in keeping with established norms in the codebase...

...but I also can't be bothered understanding the whole thing and then deciding what I think a meaningful change should be.

It's not the most pointless technical stage of the job hunt process I've seen, but I do think it's a bit misguided!


@JacksonBates Best response would be to make no changes - if there are no requirements, either business or security (e.g. out of date deps), then leave it alone. That probably won't get you the job, though 😀

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