The Observation Deck » Assessing software engineering candidates


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Assessing software engineering candidates
career  hiring  programming 
7 hours ago by tehnomaag
Interesting approach. Not sure it works for me.
hiring  programming  jobs 
3 days ago by traggett
Good read on hiring and evaluating candidates.
Mostly, the idea is to use written material.
Evaluate for the following traits:

- Aptitude
- Education
- Motivation
- Values
- Integrity
interviews  hiring  evaluation 
4 days ago by drmeme
Of course, there is peril here too: while many organizations would likely be very interested in a candidate who is bold enough to offer constructive criticism on the process being used to assess them while it is being used to assess them, the candidates themselves might not realize that — and may instead offer bland bromides for fear of offending a potential employer. Still, it has been our experience that a thoughtful process will encourage a candidate’s candor — and we have found that the processes described here have been strengthened by listening carefully to the feedback of candidates.
hiring 
4 days ago by joho
Note: This blog entry reproduces RFD 151. Comments are encouraged in the discussion for RFD 151. How does one assess candidates for software engineering positions? This is an age-old question without a formulaic answer: software engineering is itself too varied to admit a single archetype. via Pocket
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4 days ago by ghiden
Gold standard evidence of worthiness for software engineering positions.
bryan_cantrill  hiring 
8 days ago by cultofjared
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9 days ago by dinomite
Interesting approach.

Have them do a presentation, but before that, have them submit:

The candidate should submit the following:

Code sample (no more than three)
Code project, if deemed applicable/appropriate
Writing sample (no more than one per category)
Analysis sample (no more than three)
Written answers to eight questions:
What work have you done that you are particularly proud of and why?
What mistakes have you made that you particularly regret and why?
What is an example of something that you learned that was a struggle
for you?
When have you been happiest in your professional career and why?
When have you been unhappiest in your professional career and why?
Who is someone who has mentored you, and what did you learn from them?
Who is someone you have mentored, and what did you learn from them?
What qualities do you most admire in other software engineers?
hiring 
9 days ago by kbonnet
Assessing software engineering candidates Note: This blog entry reproduces RFD 151 . Comments are encouraged in the discussion for RFD 151 . How does one assess…
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9 days ago by roidrage
A long-overdue (ht: !) blog entry on assessing software engineering candidates:
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9 days ago by sogrady