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Job Interviews in 2020

Hello there, since I found it very helpful to see what recruiters ask nowadays, I want to share my experience of looking for a job during covid.
So first of all, covid did not influence the recruitment process (well, no on site meetings) and there were enough job offers for me to choose from. I was looking for web dev jobs in Sweden. Specialized myself in Angular, but am capable to fully create a web app from design mockups to database management, CI and hosting.
I started in July and wrote approx. 30 applications. Some companies never answered, some politely declined and some were interested in me.
The companies that gave me a coding test (like in school) where I had to solve arbitrary matrix and array calculations in any programming language to show them my abstract problem solving skills got a straight meme back and I questioned their interview process and that a company who values such skills is not a company I value. Seriously, those tests show nothing. Not your competence in the web department, nor the skill you need during the job.
Then there were the interesting code assessments which I shortly want to summarize:
In general, those projects showed my skills with the chosen technology. It was fun to work on and in the end it is something you can continue working on, since the solution should be something you are proud of before handing it in. The key "puzzle" during the reddit clone was to implement the pagination, because the reddit API doesn't provide the ordinary page=3&limit=10 functionality but before & after which was quiet tricky to grasp first.
Also I had to do quiet a lot of personal questionnaires and IQ tests where you have to identify and recognize shapes and patterns.
In the end I settled with a cool company in Stockholm and the Reddit clone did it for me.
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Fast Food Bulking and Cutting Strategies: My Approach As A Strongman/Powerlifter Over 20 Years

FAST FOOD/DINNING OUT STRATEGIES FOR BULKING AND CUTTING
INTRODUCTION: WHO I AM AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Greetings Gainers,
I have tried my best to make regular contributions toward the mission of this subreddit, but for those that do not know me, I am the internet’s MythicalStrength, and I have competed in powerlifting and strongman from weightclasses ranging from 181 to 265, but, in full disclosure, have only ever gotten my bodyweight up to 217lbs at 5’9. I have achieved success in getting strong on pressing and deadlifting
And have managed to figure out how to get lean without ever having counted a calorie or macro
I am also a native of San Diego, CA and, as such, something of a fast food aficionado. My city brought the world Jack in The Box (you’re welcome) and is adjacent to the founding homes of Taco Bell, Rubio’s Baja Grill, and the glory that is In n Out burger. I also grew up with access to the finest Mexican food in the world, and the San Diego classic of “carne asada fries”, which will change your world if done right.
I bring all that up to say that eating fast food is a big part of my life, along with eating out in general, and I’ve found some strategies in the process that I find helpful when one is pursing getting bigger or learner. A lot of folks are making rookie mistakes when they go out to eat, and leaving gains on the table. Allow me to provide some tips.
It should be noted that I’ve been a low-carber for a decade+ at this point, and my choices reflect that. You folks that like carbs already know what to do to get them at fast food places, but if you’re interested in an approach that focuses on fats and proteins, that’s what I can provide.
GOOD BAD DECISIONS
So let’s just get this out of the way: eating fast food isn’t good for you. That should be clear to just about anyone, but if someone never explained that to you: it’s not good for you. Some fast food choices are BETTER than others, but you gotta be at peace with the fact that, if you’re eating fast food, you’re already making a bad decision as far as health goes. Hence, the things I’m going to be recommending aren’t going to be the healthiest choices: they’re going to be the best choices you can make when pursuing getting bigger or getting leaner.
WHY LOW CARB ANYWAY?
Talking about “good bad decisions”: you can get quick carbs ANYWHERE if that’s what you’re after. They don’t require cooking or prep. Pop tarts are a classic staple, along with candy, and almost anything you can find in a gas station. Having someone make you carbs at a fast food place is really just a wasted opportunity cost. Protein tends to be a bit trickier. Sure, you can get beef jerky and bottled protein shakes, but cooked meat is just a treat (apologies to any vegan/vegetarian readers, but very little I write will apply to you), to say nothing of the benefits for gaining that come with a steady supply of protein and fat. As such, whenever I eat out, I’m trying to maximize protein intake.
PARADIGM BREAKING: SIDES
Wendy’s has some pretty legit sides these days too. Cup of chili is awesome. A baked potato is pretty solid too if you want some “cleaner” carbs.
PARADIGM BREAKING: BUNS, BREAD AND THE KNIFE AND FORK
Bulking or cutting, I never eat the bread in a fast food burger (and rarely eat it at a sitdown place). There’s just so little nutritional value in it, and its wasting calories that could be better spent toward protein, fats, or a better carb source. Get used to eating burgers with a knife and fork. It’s like a small steak. I do the same thing with sub sandwiches: just eat the inside with a fork, like a salad.
SPECIFIC LOCATIONS/STYLES
MCDONALD’S
BURGER KING/WENDY’S/OTHER BURGER JOINTS:
And let that guide you for the other chains out there. Wendy’s has classic stacks vs Baconators. It’s all about the same.
The sole exception is In n Out burger: they have a “protein style” burger, which is a burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. Opt for that when possible, and then you don’t even need a knife and fork.
SUBWAY:
Order the meatball sub. For one, meatballs are delicious, but in addition, when you double the meat, you go from 8 to 16 meatballs. It’s just absurd, and rarely even fits inside the bread of the sandwich, and it costs no different than doubling the meat of any other sandwich.
Load it down with veggies and cheese and eat it with a knife and fork.
FRIED CHICKEN PLACES (KFC/POPEYES/ETC)
Skip the sides, no matter the goal. Pick the breading off, no matter the goal. If you’re bulking, allow yourself some dark meat pieces: if cutting, stick with the breasts. Portion control is about it here: eat more when bulking and less when cutting.
BURRITO SHOPS (Q’Doba/Chipotle)
TACO BELL
There is nothing redeeming here. It’s also my favorite fast food place. I like the nachos. But if I’m going to Taco Bell, I’m making a BAD bad decision here: this is purely for enjoyment.
SIT DOWN DINNING
There are so many places out there, that I’m just going to give some general rules.
Otherwise, you know the drill here: lots of meat and veggies. It’s a great time to get a better quality burger and knife and fork it as well.
I know this may be basic to many of you more experienced folks, but for myself, this came about after a long time spent just sorta finding my way through eating. I’m hoping you find it helpful (and I’m particularly proud of that subway meatball sub trick). Feel free to ask any clarifying questions.
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Jimmy Butler's strengths and weaknesses

(Repost, edited some parts!)
Definitions and Terms I'll be using:
FULL LIST + EXPLANATIONS ON IMGUR: per 75, TS%, rTS%, ORTG, rORTG, PnR, PPP, AST%, Backpicks Passer Rating, Box Creation, PIPM, BPM, RAPTOR, RPM.
Name:

Jimmy Butler | "Jimmy G. Buckets"

In a nutshell: 30 y/o, Miami Heat SF/PF, 6-7, 230lb, All-NBA Candidate
2020 regular-season stats: 19.9/6.7/6.0/1.8/0.6 with 2.2 TOVs on 45.5/24.4/83.4 shooting splits (58.5 TS%), 58 games played
2020 postseason stats: 22.0/4.7/4.0/2.5/0.8 with 3.3 TOVs on 46.8/54.5/85.7 shooting splits (63.0 TS%), 6 games played
Nerd stats: 25.1% Usage, +6.4 On/Off, +3.54 PIPM (16th) , +6.1 RAPTOR (10th) , +4.1 BPM (Backpicks) (13th) , +5.4 BPM (BBRef) (9th) , +3.08 RPM (23rd) , +2.21 Luck-Adjusted RAPM (12th)

🟢 The Good:

  • 🟢 Efficient volume-scorer; "Jimmy G. Buckets, The 'G' stands for 'Gets'": 21.6 Points/75 on 58.5 TS% (+2.0 rTS%) in the regular-season, 23.8 Points/75 on 63.0 TS% (+5.7 rTS%) in the playoffs thus far
Butler finished the regular-season as Miami's leading scorer. He's highly resourceful at racking up points, utilising strength, speed, craft, handles, and deft touch in the paint to compensate for a jumper that deserts him on occasion. Per Basketball Index, Butler is in the 95th-percentile at off-ball movement and finishing among wings, and in the 93rd percentile for post-scoring.
Jimmy Buckets's scoring-breakdown by zone in the 2019-20 regular-season: (per stats.nba.com)
    • 38% of his shot attempts come in the restricted area, where he's finishing at an above-average rate for forwards (64 FG%)
    • 24% of his shot attempts come in the non-restricted area of the paint (a.k.a. "floater range"), where he's also scoring at above-average rate (43.4 FG%)
    • 22% of his shot attempts come from the midrange, where he's unfortunately shot at the 2nd-worst rate in the league (31.7 FG%)
    • 16% of his shot attempts come from 3, where he's shooting at the worst rate in the league (24.8 FG%)
Jimmy uses his strength/speed/footwork combination to bulldoze or finesse his way to the rim and finish through contact, capable of athletic finishes through multiple defenders. When in the post/paint, Jimmy utilises hesitation moves and jab steps effectively, has an effective handle, excellent at keeping defenders on his hips before exploding forward and finishing either at the rim or a bit further out, with a nice little floater off two feet to finish over shotblockers. Butler is also highly physical, using his body to create space - he dips his shoulders on drives, throwing his momentum into his defender's body; he doesn't lack craft, however, using ball fakes and spins a lot (he even throws a spin-fake in there sometimes!).
To quote the great Evin Gualberto:
(Butler's) foundation is his phenomenal footwork. He’s got the poise and patience to pivot and pump, and twist, and then rip through and power to the paint. He can use his force or finish with finesse; he’ll go any way he needs in order to get to the basket, whether that’s under the defender, over, around, or even through them. He’s got the ability to hit from distance, his post game is pretty with the pristine pivoting he does, but he can also go full bully ball. Speaking of, he’s an absolute bull when he wants to get to the rim. He can score any kind of way, so as a defense, all you have to do is make him take the toughest shot possible…the only problem is, yeah, he can make those with worryingly regularity as well. He is Jimmy G Buckets after all, the G stands for gets.
In previous years, Jimmy has been a decent 3-point-shooter (36 3P% in the previous 3 seasons, on 3.2 3PA/game) and has generally shot in the high 30s from midrange, which isn't fantastic but is still a value-add to his versatility as a scorer.
In the playoffs thus far, however, Butler has been money on his jumpshots, connecting on over half his threes (though on low volume - 1.8 3PA/game) and 42% of his midrange shots (again, low volume - 12 midrange attempts) so far.
As an overall scorer, Jimmy is:
    • A hyper-competent and -active cutter (8% of his possessions, 97th percentile efficiency)
    • Fantastic in transition (12% of his possessions, 92nd percentile efficiency)
    • A competent post-operator (7% of his possessions, 80th percentile efficiency)
    • A passable PnR finisher (36% of his possessions, 56th percentile efficiency)
    • Solid in isolation situations, likely buoyed by his very good rim-finishing (10% of his possessions, 68th percentile)
    • Below-average scoring from spot-up scenerios and handoffs
Despite his jumpshot having deserted him in the regular season, Jimmy ekes out efficient scoring options via drawing fouls and very solid rim-finishing in transition, isolation, and by cutting often and decisively. To quote Zach Lowe:
(Butler) can blend into a broader offensive system as a shoulder-checking cutter, and supersede that system when the situation requires.
Accordingly, 41% of Butler's buckets are assisted, a very solid rate for a primary ball-handler who had a non-existent jumpshot during the regular-season, that showcases his off-ball activity as a ferocious cutter.
  • 🟢 Free-throw rate that would make Shaq blush
Jimmy Butler's foul-drawing rate this season has been, to put it mildly, something of an outlier.
Butler is 29th in the NBA in Points/game (19.9), but 5th in the NBA in FTA/game (9.1), and just to emphasize how absurdly often Butler's been finding his way to the line relative to his total shot attempts, here's a fun little table comparing Butler's FTA/game and Points/Game to the league's other elite free-throw-attempters: [TABLE].
To try and add even more context, Free Throw Rate (FTr) is a very simple statistic that gives the ratio of free-throw attempts to field-goal attempts.
Just to ballpark the sort of numbers we expect from high-volume free-throw shooters: famed foul-shot-aficionado James Harden's FTr this season is 0.528, meaning that he averages 0.528 free-throw attempts for every field-goal that he takes. (The Beard's career-high was 0.592, set in 2013.) Paint-destroyer Giannis Antetokounmpo has a FTr of 0.508 this year, and low-post monster Joel Embiid has a FTr of 0.543. A pretty dominant fella who went by the name of Shaquille had a career-average FTr of 0.578, averaging an incredible 0.653 in a 5-year span from 2001 to 2005.
Now, keeping all of this in mind ... Miami Heat All-Star wing Jimmy Butler's Free-Throw Rate, in the 2019-20 season, is 0.693.
(If you're wondering, Butler has more than managed to maintain this in the playoffs too -- after 6 games, Jimmy is 2nd in the entire playoffs in Free-Throw Rate, posting a ludicrous 0.810 FTr. Small sample size, obviously, but wow.)
  • 🟢 Good playmaker
First, some numbers: 6.0 Assists/Game, 7.5 Passer Rating, 7.4 Box Creation. Miami have a fairly strong offense (+1.9 rORTG, 6th) which improves by +4.1 points with Butler on the court. Per Basketball Index, Jimmy is in the 91st percentile for playmaking among wings.
For a few seasons now, Jimmy has been a very solid passer and playmaker. Mimicking another former well-known Chicago wing who went by the name of Michael, Jimmy is a low-turnover player (career 1.5 TOV/game; this season: 2.2 TOV/Game, excellent 2.73 AST/TOV ratio). He is a decisive and relatively low-error ball-handler and shot-creator, hitting bigs and shooters well off PnDHO-action. Butler manipulates defenders with his eyes to unlock shots for teammates, and is also adept at punishing help defenders who have to react to his bruising drives to the rim by kicking to shooters and dropping it off to cutters. He's developed especially good chemistry with Bam (25% of Butler's 6.0 AST/game go to Adebayo), Duncan Robinson (who receives 17% of Butler's assists), and rookie Kendrick Nunn (18%).
Some clips of Jimmy's playmaking: (Source: stats.nba.com)
  • 🟢 Excellent defender
Jimmy at his peak is easily an all-league defensive talent, with tremendous instincts and effort on D, generally remaining incredibly active on that end both on- and off-the-ball. Miami's 12th-ranked defense (-1.0 rDRTG) improves by 1.0 points with Butler on the floor. Butler’s defensive awareness is top-tier, as is his lateral quickness - he's comfortable chasing speedy guards around the court; Jimmy is also uber-switchable for his size, guarding positions 1-4 at least 18% of the time each, and guarding centers for 10% of his possessions, when switched onto bigs in Miami small-ball lineups. Jimmy is in the 82nd percentile of post defenders, fantastic given his position, and players shoot a whopping 4.4% worse on 3s when Butler's the closest defender, demonstrating his defensive engagement and closeout-speed. Butler is a very physical defender as well, often "bodying-up" larger players the post, Marcus Smart-style, crowding their space and making scoring uncomfortable.
To again quote Evin:
(Butler's) ability to stand up powerful post-up players, coupled with the quickness to stick with the shiftiest wings, and the instincts and IQ to know when to stay down and when to jump to contest, make him a dynamite defender... (he) frustrates opponents with foot speed and anticipating with active hands, he’ll blow up pick and rolls, or send his man one way only to remarkably beat him to that same spot. You’ll see jumping in passing lanes, but you’ll also just see him holding his ground a lot; in one, he even holds Melo off with one arm while grabbing the rebound with the other. His intelligence shines through when he avoids getting screened and when he forced ball handlers into help.
Butler is quite disruptive off-ball (7th in Deflections/Game, 7th in Steals/Game, 13th in Steal-%, 14th in loose-balls recovered/game), often jumping passing lanes or making crisp rotations to cut off offensive angles. He's also a plus-rebounder for his position, snagging almost seven boards a game; the Heat's defensive-rebound-% spikes by almost 3 percentage points with Butler on the court. He's generally very engaged on D, providing hard closeouts to shooters (players shoot almost 4.3% worse from 3 when Jimmy is the closest defender) and providing help when the primary Miami defender is beat. Along with Adebayo, Butler is one of the main reasons Miami's defense is still better than league-average even though many of their lineups prioritise shooting over defense (see: Robinson, Herro, Leonard, Olynyk).
Most defensive metrics (taken with a spoonful or two of salt, of course) think of Butler as a very solid positive on defense (+1.0 to +2.0); Basketball Index has Jimmy as the 4th-best Wing Stopper at Passing Lane Defense, and ranks him in the 90th percentile of perimeter defenders in the league overall. It also has him in the 71st percentile as a defensive rebounder, and in the 47th percentile as an interior defender.
Here are some clips of Jimmy's defense:

🔴 The Not-As-Good:

  • 🔴 Inconsistent jumpshot
Butler suffered the 7th-biggest drop in the league in perimeter shooting grade from last year to this year (per Basketball Index). Famously, he was the least efficient jump-shooter in the league by eFG% in the regular-season.
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