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re: Do whiteboard interviews still exist? 🤔 VIEW POST

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So we do both home code tests and use a whiteboard as part of our interview process. I've sat in a few of them and we're not trying to see how the candidate thinks and approaches a problem.

Generally we're looking for pseudo code and we're mostly seeing how well they can solve a problem (generally, we start with a simple problem, then change it a bit, tthen change it a bit more and so on). This way we can also look for candidates who get precious about their code. If you're not willing to rub something out on a whiteboard when you don't need it anymore then you are unlikely to be able to do it with code. Which is a bad sign.

I'm maybe too nice, but there's been at least one candidate weeded out of the interview process because of their whiteboard test. Nice but out of their depth.

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