re: Are coding challenges and/or white-boarding in an engineering interview really needed? VIEW POST

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re: While you mentioned some valid points but I can tell you that candidates who ace those programming challenges aren't necessarily a better fit than ...
 

I think you misunderstood some of my points because I didn't make them clear enough:

  • Most coding challenges are done wrong, not the way I described.

  • Coding challenges should never be the only criterion for selecting an employee.

  • Stress and anxiety have to be taken into account.

That's very correct but I'm doubtful if companies will shed the approach of NOT counting those code challenges as the only criteria along with accounting for stress & anxiety. The ones that actually care, will have a ready pool of diverse candidates almost all the time.

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