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honey the codewitch wrote:
Sorry for the long winded reply. I have a lot of feelings about the way the field hires.

It's a great post, thanks for sharing. To your points I agree wholeheartedly. I find it's much better to ask them what they study at home and what tickles their fancy the most about tech. You can teach an algorithm to people, but you can't teach personality and drive. Granted, you do need a baseline to ensure the job can be done... but a solution based on a task that's akin to the actual work being done is better than algorithmic questions alone. Or at least ask some technical questions alongside the algorithm test and not just one and done on the algorithm by itself... make it a bonus question or something.
Jeremy Falcon

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