One of the frustrating things with the current state if tech recruitment is the repetition in interviews with different companies.
In the couple of interviews that I went through I ended up explaining the garbage collector in Java in at least 4 companies and had to answer: what are generics in Java? at least 3 times.
This problem is not easy solvable because each company needs to check if the candidate is competent.
One solution might be having some sort of knowledge / skill proof that you do once and just show it to the company, so that the interviewers can focus on the more specific question.
One caveat: I don't mean here a certification or a state exam but more like a real skills vetting process. (perhaps a coding session)
Now, there are a few problems with such an approach:
- who should organize it and how the companies could trust this organization
- should one be allowed to repeat the test more times?
- how do you make sure that it verifies the skills that are important?
They are not easy to solve but if they would be, the industry would benefit from it immensely.
What is your opinion?