The other day, I sat down to lunch with some of our Search Executives and, after a bit of small talk, we started discussing the ways that candidates approach technical interviews. One recruiter, without naming the company or the two programmers involved, gave an example of two drastically different ways to approach a preliminary coding test.
In this scenario, programmers had to prove their coding proficiency with the Python programming language. Each finalist’s portfolio was packed with examples of successful and complex Python projects. Unfortunately, there was only need for one person, so they would either have to distinguish themselves as the forerunner in the technical interview or look for another opportunity elsewhere.
Here’s how it all panned out. (more…)