This… is genius.
In technical programming interviews a common (terrible) question that interviewers may ask is, “rate yourself from 1-10 on x”, where x=one or more programming languages. I’ve been asked that myself, but I’ve never seen what 1-10 would actually correspond to until now. It’s a very fuzzy measure and most everybody (from junior to senior) seems to rate themselves about a 7.
Without further ado:
- 10 – Wrote the book on it (there must be a book)
- 9 – Could have written the book, but didn’t.
- 8 – Deep understanding of corner cases and esoteric features.
- 7 – Understanding and (appropriate) usage of most lesser known features.
- 6 – Can develop large programs and deploy new systems from scratch.
- 5 – Can develop/deploy larger programs/systems using all basic (w/o book) and more esoteric features (some w/ book, some without)
- 4 – Can develop/deploy medium programs/systems using all basic (w/o book) and a few esoteric features (w/ book). Understands enough about internals to do nontrivial troubleshooting.
- 3 – Can utilize basic features without much help, manage a small installation competently.
- 2 – can write hello world without looking at a book, kind of figure out how a system works, if necessary.
- 1 – Can read programs, make small changes to existing programs, or make adjustments to already installed systems, w/book handy.
- 0 – No experience.