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Sophia Li Author

Thanks for your insight! I'm on the more junior side and am trying to gauge what's an appropriate amount of time to spend on a take home assignment.

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Mike Bybee • Edited on

Just remember this above all else: Everyone assigns and judges them differently.

Boil it down to how you will meet the requirements first and foremost. There is a temptation to go above and beyond to stand out, but some will count that against you for going out of scope. If you do this, make sure you do it as separate from the stated requirements (separate directory, entry point, branch, whatever, as long as the assigned solution can be run on its own). More important is to ask about edge cases you need to consider, if not provided.