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[D] Was there a point during an ML job interview at which you just wondered why the hell are they asking me this question?

I’ve had my own fair bit of surprises at ML job interviews, with some rookie interviewers just asking me completely off-topic, basic, irrelevant, or just outright ridiculous questions; that is, after I’ve explained to them in detail what my background is, and what I know, etc.

I always wondered, is there a point at which you’re supposed to stop the interviewer and ask them why they are asking irrelevant questions, or questions that evaluate a fish’s ability to climb a tree? Also, how the hell does a singular irrelevant question determine your ability to perform at the job in question? I’ve always wanted to say something along the line of: “dude, I have no idea what the answer to that question is, and I can’t come up with an answer quickly for you right now; but, there’s a ton of other stuff that I’ve accumulated in my brain, that really truly interests me. Do you wanna maybe discuss those instead?”

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