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What do you think of online tests (for hiring) with a mandatory webcam?
The webcam part is making me anxious enough to back out.

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  • 6
    Why the webcam? This would be a big red flag for me. Do they only want to employ good looking, white men? I would reply saying I am happy to do online tests, but I don't have a webcam.
  • 0
    @nibor i did one and its required because they need to see to ensure no one cheats.
  • 1
    @stop How the fuck would they ensure no one cheats that way? I can come up with several ways there. There's just no point for the applicant to cheat if they don't have the skill needed.
  • 3
    pre record a video loop of you typing and use this video as your webcam feed 😆
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    @kescherRant Agreed, besides, having access to the entirety of internet would not make a good test too easy.
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    @Abrynos sir I don't know where you come from but big companies don't got time for nobody especially not when there are 1.3 billion programmer around you.
  • 0
    I think the idea is to confirm that you're
    a) not cheating
    b) the same person applying for the job who's giving the exam
  • 1
    @Sid4597 In big companies, getting hired is a full time job in itself with a ridiculous amount of tests and shit. I wouldn't accept a Google offer because of the hassle.
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    @heyheni I don't my video to be taken at all!
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    @kescherRant i needed to install their software(which was buggy as hell, see my rant https://devrant.com/rants/1881494/... ), start the app at an appointed time, Show the examiner the room(no one else allowed to be in at the hole time), then take the exam. After that i got an confirmation and my points.
  • 2
    @stop wow they probably even search your files with that spyware software. 😲
  • 0
    @Fast-Nop yeah sure, keep thinking that
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    @heyheni they say its checking the current procs and if it is running in an VM.
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    Update:
    I decided to at least give the test in a dark room because I had already told the recruiter that I would take the test in the heat of the moment (don't know why I do that sometimes). 😓

    Went to the the link, couldn't confirm if it's for the company I'm applying for (no communication from the company/zero company branding), the terms and conditions were sketchy and it wanted to record and take a picture from a Google cloud app. I just noped out of it and replied to the recruiter that I'm not comfortable with it and I'm available for an on premise test. She just called and said that's not an option and I said I'm not interested then. Feeling so much better!

    Thanks all!
    I think @Abrynos is right after how she told me that on premise test isn't possible.
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    @kescherRant @heyheni i forgot i needed to show my Personalausweis (id-card)
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    @stop Over the webcam? I'd refuse to do that. Making a selfie with your passport or any other ID poses way too many risks.
  • 0
    @kescherRant how would you identify someone who takes an online-exam? My id is the only one that is possible and the onlinefunction on it is for an us-company not available, because the security required stands in no relation to the usefulness
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    @stop Online exams are a bad idea to begin with.
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    I mean, technically the company I am interning at also requires you to take an online exam. But unsupervised. They don't ever require your ID.
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    @stop usually the companies that take online exams do it as a first step. It's usually given that it'll be an open book test.
    Later rounds should reveal if the person who got tested is suitable for the job.
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    @kescherRant it was a test for an training i had
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    Put a picture of nicolas cage in front of the webcam
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  • 0
    You'll never know if you don't try, and you'll always regret that you didn't.

    A lot of times you'll also regret if you *did* but thats a whole different set of problems.
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