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Technical Interview

Glossary of IT terms for Tech Recruiters

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Tech language and IT terms are not easy if you are a non-coder. Still, in order to be able to recruit developers and communicate with them effectively, tech recruiters have no choice but understand terms connected with their everyday job. So get out of your comfort zone and master the tech language. We’ve compiled this Devskiller Tech Glossary to make it as easy as it can be. Read More

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7 powerful ways to deal with a long hiring process

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Filling open racks is taking more time than ever with average length of the interview process reaching 24.4 days for Internet & Tech jobs and 23.9 days for Computer Software and Hardware positions. According to Glassdoor data, government jobs come with the longest interview process (53.8 days) with restaurant  and bar positions coming last (10.2 days). Average length of interview depends on the skills necessary to perform the job in question, whether these skills are in high demand and whether they are easy to screen.

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60 web development software specialist interview questions

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The days of Web Development being pretty HTML mockups are long gone. Today’s Web Development is excruciatingly demanding in technical terms and there is a growing demand for a web development software specialist. According to Quora and Gooroo.io, for knowledge of Javascript (the main language for frontend development) companies could dash out up to 188k salary average.

For a recruiter or hiring manager looking for a web development software specialist, the task of finding one is a potentially an expensive hire. Some serious research is due here, both in terms of sourcing and screening the candidates as hiring the wrong person could potentially be extremely costly.

One of the best ways to ensure you maximize the chance of hiring the right person is tailoring the interview process to best fit the position you are looking to fill. To fully utilize this short time aimed at determining if the candidate is the right fit for the job, great care is taken to find the right questions.

So if you are looking to hire a web development software specialist, what should you pay attention to? Read More

7 Steps to Hiring Top Developers

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If there was ever an image summing up the developer recruitment pattern, it’s the one used by Isaac Lyman in his Medium post “How to recruit a developer”:

Looks familiar, right?

Unless you are one of the lucky companies offering “showstopper” jobs, it’s very rarely that top tech talent comes knocking on your door. Good developers are quickly snapped up because as passive candidates they get subsequent offers. They are almost never on the market because they don’t need to be shopping for jobs. Read More

How to screen Python developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

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If you are looking for a person with python developer skills, know that finding him is only half the journey. So even if you can source them, it might take some extra effort to truly understand what python skills really are. The real python skill set is a complex thing to understand, but here we introduce an expert in the field, Wojtek Erbetowski to bring the topic to light.

  1. What is Python?

Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages (top 3 according to some research). It was first released in 1991 and gained it popularity for being simple to learn, yet powerful in solving problems. The syntax is similar to C++ family, yet is equipped in a variety of modern solutions. Read More

3 ways to use coding tests in technical recruiting [our guest post on tech.co]

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Measuring coding skills is an essential step in technical recruiting. This way you can verify candidate’s programming skills and evaluate whether the developer is the right one for a job. The most common way to do it is to invite candidate to take coding test. However, be cautious in choosing the right ones. You don’t want to ask candidate algorithmic questions or verify whether they memorized book knowledge as it doesn’t bring much value for your IT team. What you are looking for is a developer that is good at coding, a real problem solver who can show their programming skills in action. Read More

Candidate screening process in IT recruitment – 11 tools for technical recruiters

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After sourcing, candidate screening process in IT recruitment is the second most time-consuming stage. No one wants to waste time on weak candidates. Weak in terms of their skills, personality, culture fit and so on.

There are several different assessment and screening tools which help you get through your IT recruitment process smoother and these tools will save your time and money. In case of IT recruiting it is not only a matter of confirming information in a resume or verifying behavioral or decision-making traits but also it often includes technical screening. Starting with video interviews, technical skills and psychometric tests to background checking find what you can do to get your new employees on board as fast as possible.
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Code review in IT recruitment – why and how you should use it?

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One of the most important but still ignored aspects of hiring a software developer is verifying how candidate is dealing with the code and whether is able to express their thoughts with particular programming language. Usually in IT recruitment we do it by asking candidate to write some code solving particular problem. Candidate can do it alone or as a pair programming with the recruiter (Hit the bull’s eye with coding tests in natural environment [case study]). We do it because writing code is one of the most important things developers do on a daily basis. However we should also remember that developers much more often read than write the source code. So we should not forget about verifying if candidate is able to quickly analyse and understand some code snippets. We can simply show some code printouts or (even better) give IDE with some project and ask questions related to what is happening here. That’s where code review challenge is really helpful. Read More

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How to screen Java developers’ skills to find the best – guide for IT recruitment

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We thought that it is a serious problem if you want to hire Java developer and you haven’t got a clue what to look for when you search through candidate’s LinkedIn profile or a CV. That’s why I wrote this article, to gather all the information you need if you are an IT recruiter searching for programmers with Java skills. Read More

How can you use DevSKiller in recruiting programmers?

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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

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

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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. Read More

10 most common don’ts of hiring programmers

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How often do you find yourself in being disappointed with programmers that you have just hired? You spent hours of your time on looking through hundreds of CVs, reviewing plenty of code lines, conducting many interviews. You’ve chosen a few… still in reality they turned out to be far from what you have expected. You are wondering what went wrong… Maybe we will help! Read More