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Discussion on: My 2-Way Experiences with Interviews

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Vinay Hegde Author

Brilliantly put Alex, couldn't be more concise than this!

In India, the part of non-technical people evaluating prospective candidates on technology is definitely true. For e.g: Most of them wouldn't be aware of what's the difference between AWS / GCP / Azure but ramble about it like they invented it.

My idea is to determine a candidate's logical thinking by asking them real-world scenario problems (to the best extent possible) and discuss what matters to them, their career motivation & their interest levels in the role they're applying (Good ones will usually be curious)

PS: I agree behavioral answers can be faked but if you ask the appropriate questions, people eventually spill enough information to make a decision.

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Alex Sarafian

You wrote the most important parts in your PS. The only requirement is that people know what are the appropriate questions and in our industry most don't, so we fabricate a ton of adjustment processes to in theory compensate but in practice makes things worse.

And it is not only India. There are basic indications to identify when things are wrong.

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Vinay Hegde Author

I believe in both cases, the more clear we're in our requirements as to what kind of role do we want / what type of person we'd like to hire - the smoother the process becomes.

It'll be tedious especially if it takes longer than expected but the end result will surely be satisfying.