A very interesting take on technical interviews, their lack of evolution, and changes…

A very interesting take on technical interviews, their lack of evolution, and changes to make them easier for hiring companies AND candidates.

The Terrible Technical Interview | TechCrunch


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7 thoughts on “A very interesting take on technical interviews, their lack of evolution, and changes…

  1. I find it better to spend a few hours with my candidate.  Let him shadow me.  My job is so demanding and never-ending that between getting to know each other, something is definitely going to pop up, and it's at that point I generally turn to them and tell them to fix the problem.

    It's then that I watch how they react that I make my decision.

  2. +Ian Douglas​ that sounds like a good approach if the candidate claims to be familiar with each and every tool you use (languages, compilers, scm, defect tracking, etc., etc.). If any they don't know all of your tools, then they're likely to feel like they are blowing it (even if they aren't) this will make their overall performance a lot different than it would be in "real life".

  3. Cheers Ian, just me having a joke with you, of course I knew that (NOT).
    Us old boys we know a lot of stuff, but we have to concede that the IT industry is way beyond our comprehension , but the wise among us hold you all in high regard, just in-case funerals go digital.

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