Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills - ‘A new study finds that the technical interviews currently used in hiring for many software engineering positions test whether a job candidate has performance anxiety rather than whether the candidate is competent at coding. The interviews may also be used to exclude groups or favor specific job candidates.’

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Fucking coding interviews

  • 10
    It has always been bullshit, it will always be bullshit.

    I get they must test my coding skills but nobody writes code on a whiteboard so who fucking remembers syntax when it's usually corrected for you?

    I vastly prefer the companies that give me a small exercise to complete at home in my own time and send them.
  • 2
    Give me an hour chatting with someone over a drink, and I'll give you a way better idea of if they'll be a good fit than a ridiculous on the spot algorithmic interview.
  • 1
    Two years ago, when I attended my code Bootcamp, they advised us of how a coding interview was supposed to go. I was scared, especially about the whiteboard portion of the interview. I have performance anxiety and test anxiety, so I knew I’d be a mess during any interview.

    When I interviewed for my current position, it was very informal and obviously it went well. It thrilled me that it was informal and I especially liked the part where I didn’t have to prove myself to the interviewers.

    After I was hired and had spent some time in the job, I asked them about their interview techniques. They told me they knew I could do the job since I had gone to school. They wanted to be sure my personality would be a good fit for their team.

    I’ve been here at this position ever since and thoroughly enjoy it and being on my team.
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