I once attended an interview for the position of Test Automation Engineer. After being asked a few questions related to automation I was shown some screen shots of a login page, another web page with lots of links and menus etc. and then a log out page.
I was actually expecting some kind of GUI to write the test on but instead was asked to write, on paper the steps to automate certain areas as specified by the interviewer. E.g step to login, step access sub menu, verify certain text on the screen.
My question is what is the procedure followed by other companies out there when interviewing for the Test Automation position?