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Discussion on: Does your team conduct tech interviews as collaborative coding sessions? If so, what software/techniques are you using?

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Clayton Smith • Edited

After a year or so of interviewing candidates, I found my interviewing style morphed into a pairing style interview. Pairing/swarming as a team appeared to empower the candidates where as the traditional interview did the opposite.

We would use a white board and pseudo code only. Candidates are given a systems type problem that would require at least several components to work. After some designing, we would write some pseudo code for some of the components. I'd let them pick witch component they'd want to tackle and what they'ed like me to work on.

Giving candidates a team and agency has had a noticeably positive impact on our companies interviewing results.