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re: What’s your experience with coding challenges, technical tests, tasks? (e.g. codility, hackerrank or various custom “homeworks”) as an applicant an...
 

Been there, done that with the getting nervous part myself too.

While the experience you had as an interviewer seems to be unfortunate but in retrospect, if a person with decades of expertise doesn't have basic etiquette right - I'd be doubtful of having someone like that onboard if I were an interviewer myself.

Coming to the whole working as a real employee for a half/full day concept, it's interesting but not exactly feasible for everyone since there are so many variables to be factored.

From my knowledge so far, I'd ideally go with a 2-3 rounds of interviews with people of the designated team and then a panel round with all of them so that it's easy to get a fair overview of the candidate.

 

Coming to the whole working as a real employee for a half/full day concept, it's interesting but not exactly feasible for everyone since there are so many variables to be factored.

Since my last post I've done this and it's awesome. Not practical for larger companies since there is a lot of setup involved, yes, but for small companies I would reccomend it. For me it was the difference between accepting / not accepting the offer.

Glad to know this played a key role in helping you decide but then again it's easier said than done regardless of the company's size.

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