Made a Key Code at the End of a Technical Questionnaire:
I recently had a pretty intense third interview with a top saas software company for a junior position I really want/need.
I spoke to the director for about an hour an a half even tho it was only supposed to go for an hour. Then he hands me a stack of paper and it's the technical interview. A 50 question test!!
They don't say I can't use my phone so I looked up and referenced a lot of the answers just to get the terminology right and to confirm that I was on the right track.
Then once I was finished I went back over the test to the ones I checked off that I knew or didn't know and the ones I referenced or Googled.
So on the last page I created a little key like on a map that tells them how I got to the answer I put down and marked each of the 50 questions with symbols from said key.
I feel like this tells them that I'm not some security expert know-it-all. That I want them to train me in some of this stuff despite the fact that I found the right answers on Google.
If you were a hiring manager or sales director and a junior employee or intern did this in an interview what would you think? And would it matter if I got some questions wrong still?