As part of the hiring process with my current job, after reviewing a candidates resume and having a brief phone call, we give a short coding challenge by email. The candidate is to complete it and send back their work as a last check before we’ll decide to have them in for an interview. There is no real time limit, other than, get it back to us quick so we can have you in to talk!
Our challenge was something I ripped from our own code base… a problem I was faced with, and solved in a couple hours. Something a little challenging, but not rocket science.
Along with a description of the problem we want solved, I’m providing thirteen different test cases, along with correct answers.
My boss got to talking to me about it the other day, and I let slip some interesting tidbits that caught him off guard. Continue reading “Interview Time Management”