I'm trying real hard to get a web development job and was wondering could I try to prove my skills by asking any potential employer to get a wireframe of whatever sort and then let me build a website according to the wireframe's specs, at their offices?
They provide the computer and internet so as to make sure what I make is a fair reflection of my current skills. I don't want this protracted baloney of negotiations and all that malarkey. I would actually want for there to be as little talking as possible. I'm really not good at it.
I just want to say this is the money I want, judge me on my work and decide if my current skills are worth what I'm asking for. I fear that the social aspect of an interview is not going to be easy for me, and that my lack of social graces are going to negatively effect my chances of employment. I just want to build something and be judged on that. I of course have some portfolio items I can show employers, but I have no way to know if what I like to build is what an actual employer wants.
I have worked as a teacher for the last 7 years so I'm not really versed in how the business world operates, I very well may have a completely naïve outlook as to how these things are done. I'm just left wondering if a tech interview could ever be done like this?
I would just like to add a bit about this question. OK thank you to all the posters on this question. I have now realised that I had a fear of the interview that was unnecessary. If i crash-and-burn a couple of interviews I should consider that a learning opportunity. In the same way some writers frame some of the rejection letters they got from publishers. Consider me now schooled.
I'm extremely glad I got my head around what the interview is. That is much better than going into interviews with unrealistic expectations. Unfortunately, life is full of hard / unpleasant things we have to do. I'm just going to have o buckle down and learn to do this effectively.
Thank You for all the posters for reminding me of it. I should be old enough to realise this, but this is maybe not the worst place to get reminded of it.