Interview coding challenges are a highly polarizing topic. The truth is, you could probably fill libraries with resources to help you master coding interview challenges. That said, what does it take for the employee to create an effective effective coding challenge scenario?
Interview coding challenges aren’t inherently evil. They can help developers master the art of coding. From the recruiter’s point of view, they can help choose the right candidates. You have to be careful though because they’re a double-edged sword. If done right, they can help you identify the best candidates. If done wrong, however, they can turn your candidates into your enemies and possibly make a bad hiring decision. Read More
If you work in an office, there’s a good chance that you use Slack. It’s an incredible tool for collaboration. It will come as no surprise then that there are a few key Slack hacks that can speed up tech recruitment. In this post, you’ll find out some fantastic Slack hacks you can use to do a lot more in the same workflow that you already use. If you don’t already use Slack for tech recruitment, there are some good reasons why you should. Read More
Technical interviews have long sparked outrage among software developers. They aim to assess engineering aptitude and predict future performance if hired for the job. This sounds pretty straightforward, right? Why is it then that so many tech companies, including tech giants, resort to interviewing methods developers truly hate? The whiteboard interview is by far the biggest offender.
In this article, we look at the following topics:
- What is a whiteboard interview and what is wrong with it?
- What is the aim of the technical interview?
- Do developers hate the idea of being tested? Insights from our study
- 73% of developers take a coding test sent by the recruiter
- 91.9% of developers who start taking the test finish it
- Whiteboard interview alternative a.k.a. how to structure your technical recruitment process
- Spartez technical recruitment: structure
- The whiteboard interview: conclusion
Mobile app developers are hard to come by, particularly if you are trying to build an app for iOS. It is up to you to go out and find the best iOS developers to build your mobile app. But that can be a daunting task. The iOS developer skills that a mobile developer needs aren’t the same as you know your run-of-the-mill Java developer. Read More
Job interviews are the first point of the interview process where you can start piecing things together. And by using specific interview techniques and skills, you’re able to shed a little more light on your applicant.
An interview gives you, the interviewer, the first real chance to assess a person and see if they’re an OK fit or a fantastic fit for the applied position. But your interviewing techniques are more than what you say – it’s your body language, the environment and the way that you listen.
Use these 14 interview tips to discover which applicant is right for the job
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These are all relevant IT recruitment questions which are often answered based on gut feeling.
The good news, we now have the data to answer them. We do so in our latest technical screening report.
Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly present the Devskiller Global Technical Hiring & Skills Report 2019.
What’s in our technical screening report?
Our technical screening report is packed full of developer hiring information, technical skills data, and geographical insights. It is based on data gathered from testing 112,654 developers from 120+ countries within a 365-day time span. Read More
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning are transforming the talent acquisition game. AI-powered solutions can improve a whole range of processes. The technical recruitment process is no exception.
The best part?
AI in HR can give you great results.
This article will explain how AI can help you get better hiring results (AI Benchmarking Engine for the win, but more on that later!). Read More
Once candidates pass the screening and the first interview stage, they often get invited to the second interview. The second interview is used to either assess company fit in a second soft skills interview or verify technical skills through a technical interview. The choice of second interview questions you can ask your candidates depends on which of these purposes you want the interview to serve.
By the end of this post, you’ll know:
- what is the difference between the first and second interview questions
- second interview questions to ask candidates in a second soft skills interview
- second interview questions to ask candidates in a technical interview
Technical interviews have long been a subject of vocal debate among developers. This has left recruiters searching for technical interview tips that work. In 2016, Sahat Yalkabov, currently working as the Senior Frontend Engineer at Bloomberg LP, wrote a post called “F** You, I Quit, Hiring is Broken.” In this post, he described the technical hiring process as a humiliating and dehumanizing process.The truth is, he has a point.
Technical hiring is facing a huge problem. This can only be solved with the right approach to both technical screening and technical interviews. However, making a positive change requires the HR and IT departments to cooperate. We’ve gathered the best technical interview tips in this article for all parties involved in the process.
If you’re considering hiring a mobile app developer to grow your IT team, firstly consider how regularly you interact with their work.
While you were working out this morning, your mobile device was talking to your smart-watch. Then, on the way to work, you caught up with some YouTube.
These apps required a number of skilled and experienced professionals to create. Hiring a mobile app developer with the skills to make these aforementioned apps is key to the success of your project.
Given that the cost of hiring a bad developer can reach up to $485,371.38, you need to be extremely precise in defining what you’re looking for.
Well keep reading, because in this article you’ll learn how to hire a mobile app developer, as well as: Read More
Millions of keystrokes have been expended on the internet on the subject of the 10x developer. There are a number of different definitions and many question whether it’s a real phenomenon at all. But the myth is too good for most people to give up. Are there really developers out there who can amplify your results ten times?
The truth is that there are developers out there who are 10x but they are not the ones you think. They aren’t lone wolf rockstars, with a reputation for doing on their own in a few hours what most teams would take a week to do. The truth is even more fascinating and can be the key to multiplying the effectiveness of your team.
Conducting an interview can be tricky when it comes to tech, mainly because many tech recruiters don’t possess the exact set of skills and expertise typical of the position they’re trying to fill. As a consequence, some HR professionals approach interviews with a high level of awkwardness, and in some cases, even anxiety. Let’s just say, the developers are not impressed. In fact, the word “interview” comes second on Stack Overflow‘s list of words used to describe the annoying part of job searching, and first on the list of words used to describe its exhausting part. Read More
There are few things in programming as imprecise as DevOps. The name itself is even in dispute with SysOps and SRE also popular ways to describe the field. Not only that, there is no standard package of DevOps skills.
The role sits somewhere between that of a software developer and an operations engineer so the screening is highly specific to the exact skills the employer is looking for. So how you do you screen for DevOps skills? To get a better idea of this, it is important to start at the beginning.
In the ideal world, your tech talent pipeline is full of candidates and when you select one and tell them you’re interested, they’re game. Once you make an offer, they gladly say yes. Fast forward a couple of days, they sign the employment contract and you live happily ever after. In reality, you have to spend hours sourcing, personalizing and generally need to bend over backwards to get your message across. With the high competition for software developers these days, it takes a considerable amount of time and effort to lure a candidate to join your company. In other words, the recruitment process in IT is rife with challenges, even to seasoned recruiters, not to mention those guilty of some of the biggest tech recruitment sins. Read More
The situation in tech changes so fast that as tech recruiters, we need to constantly improve our hiring process. The techniques that worked before may not be as relevant in this age of super competitive labor markets so we have scoured the Internet to find recruitment best practices to help you stay at the forefront of tech recruitment.
Recruitment best practices, what’s the big deal?
To be a successful tech recruiter, it is more important to start with excellent soft skills than it is to start with a business background. In fact, an analysis of recruiters’ LinkedIn profiles found that the number one degree held by recruiters is Psychology and not a business degree. It is to this kind of background that most recruiters add recruitment best practices to score the top technical talent. So what are recruitment best practices?
Simply put, recruitment best practices are techniques that have a track record of getting good results. You can and should develop your own as you gain experience but as Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” In other words, use these established recruitment best practices to get to the front of the tech recruitment pack.