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Discussion on: Coding challenges in interviews

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Our entire process (minus commute) was less than four hours.

Personally, I feel like taking something home is a chore, whereas collaborating during an interview feels engaging and gives me a glance at the company’s culture. As they say, an interview is a two way street.

If you can optimize your entire interview process to be respectful of a candidate’s time, you will get more great candidates to say yes.

We solved this with:

  • one remote tech screen (30 mins)
  • on-site culture convo (30 mins)
  • on-site pair-programming (45 mins)
  • on-site whiteboard session (45 mins)
  • on-site debrief with hiring manager (30 mins)

All of the on-sites happened on the same day. Through the process, you met two random employees, four developers, and the hiring manager.

This helped us get to the offer stage ASAP and let the candidates interview the company throughout the process.

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Maxime Author

That sounds very efficient, thanks for sharing!