behavioral questions: software engineer interview questions

45 behavioral questions to use during non-technical interview with developers

By IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips10 Comments

You only have up to 1 hour to get to know your candidate during the interview. Not much. You probably want to hire programmers who are flexible, adapt quickly in fast-changing environment and, above all, perform well under tight deadlines. Therefore, assessing soft skills, next to verifying programming skills, prove to be crucial as they can to a great extent influence delivering results. How to assess programmer in a right way? Read More

37 best articles from 2015 on recruiting programmers and tech talents

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As recruiting programmers is getting more and more challenging, IT recruiters want to stay up to date with all the valuable information that can help them in hiring best tech talents. However, due to information overload, it might happen that you miss some insightful and useful articles.

That’s why we’ve made a compilation of 37 articles that were most shared and thus valuable for tech recruiters in 2015.  Read More

What’s happening at Devskiller? #December2015

By Changelog
We thought that our customers deserve to know what is happening at Devskiller, that’s why we started to write our changelog, where we will write about new features in our system. We evolve all the time to meet your demands and be the best programmers testing software on the market.
Since we haven’t been writing before about what’s new on our side, you’ll find a lot of new cool features, that you probably didn’t know about.

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31 must follow tech recruiter blogs

31 must follow tech recruiter blogs

By IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

Recruiting tech talents is a tough job. The times when you could post a job ad on a job site and then wait for candidates to flood your inbox with resumes are gone for good. To recruit in IT, you need to test and adopt new methods of recruiting and some of the best sources for this are recruiter blogs. That way you can see what combination of techniques works by bringing you the most and best candidates.

In order for you to stay up to date with trends in tech recruiting market, we gathered Top 31 recruiter blogs that will help you find and recruit the best programmers. We’ve chosen them from hundreds of recruiter blogs on the internet, giving you only the most valuable ones. Read More

How can you use Devskiller in recruiting programmers?

By Coding Test, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

You are looking for a person who can not only code, but is also able to resolve your problems and meet your expectations. You post a job offer on a couple of recruiting portals, do a headhunt through LinkedIn or networking and contact recruiting agencies to get as many promising candidates as you can. Every resume or LinkedIn profile states that your candidate can program in specific languages and in certain frameworks. Read More

12 types of programmers

Types of programmers in 12 archetypes

By IT recruitment, Recruiting Tips

People who deal with code can be very peculiar. What do you think of when you hear the word “programmer”? Is it a strange but brilliant guy with no social skills? Of course, people like this exist, but you are also likely to meet other types of programmers as well. We had a crazy idea: take the twelve archetypes traditionally used in psychology as defined by Carl Gustav Jung and use them to define various types of programmers.

Here’s what we came up with. Which of these guys have you got on your team?

The 12 types of programmers

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How To Hire a Programmer (Even If You Don’t Know Coding)

By Recruiting Tips

You need a programmer to turn your idea into reality. You know what the application, website, online service should look like and how it’s supposed to work, but you don’t have an idea how to actually make it happen. Perhaps you’ve hired a programmer who doesn’t perform well, and you don’t know why? We admit it’s hard to find a developer who meets your expectations and perfectly addresses your needs. Read More

Hit the bull’s eye with coding tests in natural environment [case study]

By Coding Test, Technical Interview

After publishing a post concerning most common don’ts of hiring programmers we received some questions regarding programming tasks and the way we should verify coding skills.

From my long-term work experience I’ve got a lot of consulting practice on recruiting process of programmers in some of the biggest IT companies based mostly in central-eastern Europe.

We have written a lot on technical interviews. Check out The ultimate guide to the technical interview.

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10 most common don'ts of hiring programmers

10 most common don’ts of hiring programmers

By Coding Test, Recruiting Tips, Technical Interview

How often do you find yourself in being disappointed when hiring programmers? You spent hours of your time looking through hundreds of CVs, reviewing endless lines of code, and conducting interview after interview. You end up choosing someone but more often than not, they turned out to be far from what you have expected. This probably leaves you wondering what went wrong? Maybe we can help. Read More

199 out of 200 programmers don’t have programming skills … does it really matter?

By IT recruitment

Almost 10 years ago Jeff Atwood wrote an article Why Can’t Programmers … Program? in which he stated that 199 out of 200 applicants for every programming job don’t have any programming skills and can’t write any code at all. The article created a lot of buzz on the internet. It was a pretty shocking revelation for the programming community. A lot of them did not accept that the percentage of people who only pretend to be programmers was so high. We can all agree that since then we’ve witnessed a huge boom in the IT market. The need for programmers is higher than ever so has something changed? Read More