It’s well known that most programmers wannabes can’t code their way out of a paper bag. As a consequence, the tech industry is pushing for longer, harder and evermore extreme screening.
The whiteboard interview has been the standard for a while, followed by puzzles [now abandoned], then FizzBuzz.
The latest fad is HackerRank. It’s introducing automated programming tests to be done by the candidate before he’s allowed to talk to anyone in the company.
A lot of very good companies are using HackerRank as a pre-screening tool. If we can’t avoid it, we gotta embrace it.
There are 3 types of questions to be encountered in a test:
Any amount of any question can be put together, in any order, to make a complete test. A company should give some indications on what to expect in its test.
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