Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number

Re: Re: Re: Re: How to measure Perl skills?

by optimist (Beadle)
on Mar 24, 2004 at 19:44 UTC ( #339527=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: How to measure Perl skills?
in thread How to measure Perl skills?

I would walk out the door if I thought it would take me more than an hour.

Can't say I blame you. We hope/expect people to finish in an hour or less (when the first test was developed, I understand that the consultant who was the first to take it got done in about 40 minutes). But you can have 2.5 hours, in case you're having a bad brain day, or it's been a while since you've written Perl, or whatever. I wouldn't want to give (or take) a test that took that much effort, either; at that point it's not a test, it's consulting!

My style of interviewing is a verbal test and discussion. It is very informal and allows for the answer to be presented in any way they feel comfortable (verbally, written, long explanation, or short answer).

This is all I've ever done at past jobs, and I thought it worked well enough. And any candidate who comes in for an interview will have this sort of opportunity, as well.

  • Comment on Re: Re: Re: Re: How to measure Perl skills?

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://339527]
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others chilling in the Monastery: (6)
As of 2018-05-22 18:50 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?