I decline them. I also decline those stupid "Record a video for us" things before you even get a screener.
They can seriously fuck off with that shit. Pardon my French.
what is this "Record a video" thing? a new interviewing process trend I have not yet encountered?
Haven't run into it myself yet, but I have heard about it. At least some IBM groups use an app that requires the candidate to watch a video that asks questions and record their responses.
wtf... not even the effort of having someone "interviewing" you. so sad we got to that point..
I really understand companies receive hundreds or thousands of applications in this globalized world but trying to filter out applicants like this is getting a bit too far imho.
Yep. It's getting popular in non-techy companies. They use it as an excuse to screen people without having to schedule calls. "Let's just make these 50 people record videos and we can go over them later at our leisure"
Worst case scenario, it could be used for discriminatory purposes.
French has been pardoned. But yea, I should have declined it too.
I’d prefer to work at a company that operated on forgiveness and understanding:
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.