These days I give applicants a written technical test BEFORE I invite them to an interview. That way
- There is something tangible and technical to talk about during the interview
- Inappropriate applicants don't consume much of my time
- I get an idea about each applicant's coding style, attention to detail, approach to testing, etc, etc
- Applicants gets a better idea of what tech skills we are looking for
I recently interviewed someone who did ok on the preliminary test, although one of her answers failed (badly) under some conditions. During the interview I demonstrated the faulty code and asked her to debug it on the spot. It was very enlightening.
I would not recommend this approach if you think personality is more important than technical aptitude.
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||