periodic reminder that the pressure people experience when asked to do some bullshit coding challenge in 30 minutes is not comparable to the pressures of the actual work. context matters.
yeah all the people asking "but how will you know how people perform under pressure?" like, why are you putting people under time pressure all the time
shelby reliability engineer (@shelbyspees)Sat, 21 May 2022 18:33 +0000
Senior Oops Engineer (@ReinH)Sat, 21 May 2022 18:38 +0000
Some of the things I did in my recent job hunt ( https://www.jvt.me/posts/2022/05/02/lessons-learned-job-hunt/ ) weren't too bad and gave me a chance to shine, but definitely strongly despise ones that don't test a representation of what my actual job would be like
Can we normalize communicating to a job applicant (whom has taken the time to interview) that you're not going to proceed with them, instead of ghosting them? I understand we're all busy but it's rude to leave people hanging when they've taken time to meet with you.
Emma Bostian (@EmmaBostian)Tue, 10 May 2022 08:11 +0000
Lessons learned from the recent job hunt (13 mins read).
A recap of the recent interview process with several companies, what I learned, and what others should know.
The new “working interview,” where potential employers have candidates do tasks and assignments, for free, is an unethical scam that I hope the workforce soon refuses to partake in. The amount of hours people are putting in to do free work for jobs they don’t get is infuriating.
Brittany Bronson (@BrittanyBronso1)Thu, 14 Apr 2022 16:52 +0000
company messages to me as IC: "sorry, you don't have X years of experience in [very specific thing] so we are less interested" company messages to me as a line manager: "who cares if you have no experience in product eng? managers are managers! come manage our product eng team!"
kf (@kf)Fri, 08 Apr 2022 17:55 +0000
Fuck @raiser_bar for having their sales people say to a dear friend "I would have thought you'd want to hire the best engineers, not diverse ones" in response to being told that algo coding challenges are uninclusive and hurt diversity.
Liz Fong-Jones (方禮真) (@lizthegrey)Mon, 21 Mar 2022 15:10 GMT
Having a written step in engineering interview processes is becoming more common, especially with remote/async work. Typically along the line of write a few paragraphs answering one or two questions. Eg Amazon does this for EMs. But this below is way over the top. 👇
Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz)Sun, 20 Mar 2022 12:44 GMT
Anon tech hiring thread time ✨ Looking for work but want to keep your search secret?👀 DM me and I'll post an anonymous profile for you. Want to hire anyone featured here? Reply directly to their profile tweet w info about the job + a way to get in touch (open DMs help)
Jessica Rose (@jesslynnrose)Wed, 09 Mar 2022 15:31 GMT
Here's where I'm at. You're not testing on programming ability, generally. You're testing something else, and it's social. Take-homes? How much time and energy they have for the project. Live coding? The ability to perform in front of an audience. OSS project? Both.
Thoughts on small take-home projects as part of the interview? I’ve been on a team that asked candidates to do this, then we reviewed the work as they explained their process. Btw this was something we already built, so we weren’t asking them to do free work for us.
Julia Gulia (@deasiadesigner)Tue, 22 Feb 2022 21:09 GMT
Cher Scarlett (@cherthedev)Tue, 22 Feb 2022 21:57 GMT
This should be the new rule: Before arranging a job interview always ask for the salary range If they won't tell you, don't do the job interview
I know I know, don't shame the victim BUT Do not start interviewing without knowing the range for the position. I always ask them first if it's not already stated. I don't have calls before that. They don't want to disclose? Skip it.
Josef Strzibny (@strzibnyj)Sun, 13 Feb 2022 18:43 GMT
@levelsio (@levelsio)Sun, 13 Feb 2022 20:40 GMT
Tech interview antipattern: interviewer springs a “so do you have any questions for us” to the candidate after a long coding session or when there are like 5 mins left. IMO this should be a whole separate, no-holds barred conversation, if the technical rounds went well.
Cindy Sridharan (@copyconstruct)Mon, 07 Feb 2022 19:04 GMT
Engineering interviews can be stressful, and not knowing what’s coming makes things worse. That’s why we’re sharing our entire process, including why we do each stage, who you'll speak to, and in some cases the exact questions we’ll be asking. incident.io/blog/our-engin…
incident.io (@incident_io)Mon, 07 Feb 2022 10:55 GMT
Part of this is my own fault. I pretty much only pursue roles I'm _really_ interested in. I'm pursuing one I'm not stoked about right now because "I should" and it just drains me. It's tough to be selective and then still get rejected, ghosted, or just forced to wait.
Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin)Tue, 01 Feb 2022 21:59 GMT
💡 Hot tip 7 questions to ask in an interview Ask about... ✅ 1. the role ✅ 2. the company ✅ 3. the culture ✅ 4. what it will take to succeed ✅ 5. professional development ✅ 6. the team ✅ 7. next steps YouTube video with more details coming soon, link below...
Eddie Jaoude | GitHub Star (@eddiejaoude)Mon, 31 Jan 2022 10:38 GMT
Imagine getting on social media to brag about underpaying someone THOUSANDS of dollars. What an evil person twitter.com/jsttechcharge/…
too old, too tired, and too talented (@ieshabewriting)Sat, 29 Jan 2022 04:37 GMT
What if you had your lawyer & therapist w/ you in a job interview 🤔 Them: Tell me about a challenging time in yo… Lawyer, interrupting: My client pleads the 5th! Therapist: This is likely to trigger some trauma we’re still working through. Do you have another question?
Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin)Sat, 29 Jan 2022 16:41 GMT
New rule: if a job posting says anything along the lines of “this is a remote job except that it is not eligible to be performed in Colorado”, 🚩🚩🚩 (This is not me looking for a job, I am happy where I am at. But we need to lay down some rules)
Jessica Dembe 👩🏾💻 (@jmdembe)Tue, 25 Jan 2022 03:55 GMT
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