Just went through a job search. A good number of jobs shut me down after a technical interview where I could not only clarify and explain technical concepts better than the screener, but the also politely exposed when the screener didn’t seem to understand the concepts he had on his script to ask me. Maybe there’s no polite way to say: geez, I know this in and out, and it looks like you want me to answer a particular way — but I can tell you about the reason I picked my way, and I understand the way your answer proposes.
Maybe, though, that’s the wrong company to work for.
Companies need to put their best feet forward when interviewing candidates:
I could reject them. They could reject me. Either way, they don’t get a good technical fit.