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Discussion on: What does your Junior interview process involve?

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Jason C. McDonald

I do basically what you described, @molly_struve .

What I look for in an intern is:

  • Humility and willingness to learn.

  • Basic coding skills — this is an internship, not CS-101.

  • Good (if unpolished) communication skills.

  • Self-discipline and a sense of responsibility for their own work.

  • A passion for their craft.

  • A healthy perspective on workplace diversity.

My hiring process is an initial interview, a take-home coding challenge, and a final interview. (This whole process is full-remote.) I've been refining it for several years, and my hiring success rate has gone up with every improvement.

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Molly Struve (she/her) Author

This is awesome! Thanks!