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  • You shouldn't. It is clear you wanted to look at some code examples.
  • I was writing about this very topic in my book last night. The instructions given in the ad are the very first assignment given to you by the new employer, and not following them to the letter tells the employer that you are unable or unwilling to follow instructions.

    This applies across the board, but my specific example was about sending in your resume in a format other than Word when the ad asks for Word documents.



    • That being said, I couldn't possibly send you the worst code I've ever written, as I no longer have it. I've written tons of crap in my 30+ years of programming, and possess a relatively small percentage of code from my past.


      • I think I've managed to keep everything from my 10 years so far, the good the bad and the ugly. Fortunately I started when the age of pervasive version control had already begun.
  • There could be any number of reasons they didn't include what your requested in their email , mark them down for the inability to follow simple requests but still read the CV.
  • A lot of people don't have code that they can send. Not everyone codes for fun or as a hobby and their code doesn't belong to them. Since your solicitation is for a junior level programmer, this situation may be even worse for the applicant. A junior level person probably doesn't have a lot of experience in job applications, and who knows what sort of advice they are getting ? Everyone says something different, thinking that their advice applies to every employer when each employer really has their own idea