My experience with remote interviews

Reading Time: 3 minutes

As a developer, who is recruiting, you always try to find the best fit for the available position in your company. Your goal is to find someone who will fit in the team and make the whole company go forward.

Hi guys, my name is Youssef Idelhoussain, and I’m a Senior Front-end Developer @ 47 North Labs. I remember the day when I got the first task to interview a developer for an open position, during that day I was so stressed as if I was the one who is beeing interviewed, googling and trying to find the best way to interview somebody by asking around for an expert advice. The hilarious thing I hadn’t even eaten all over the day. But at one moment I realized that I should just be my self, and try to find a new teammate. For me soft skills were always the number one because being a developer it’s not just about:

Maybe that was in the nineties, but nowadays it’s more like:

More meetings, conferences, talking with people, understanding your teammates, communicating and explaining your point better.

All of mentioned above is very important, but we should not forget about the most important skills, and that are the practical ones needed for the position. If you say that you are a Senior Front-end Developer, you should at least know the basics of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS… And to test all of these I think I found the best tool, and that’s CodeInterview

The Tool: Code Interview πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ’¬

What the tool does is very simple: pair programming for interviews, so that you can test the practical skills and the interviewees, test their response to some difficult tasks and test how they manage their stress during solving some tasks.

Pros

  • Live coding
  • The tool supports many languages
  • Live compiling
  • Video & Audio calls
  • Save & Load Snippets
  • Add notes

Cons

  • Still in Demo Mode
  • Paid service

Conclusion

CodeInterview introduces a new way of interviewing in our newly developed society, it has more pros than cons, for me, it gets an A.

I really recommend it to any single company out there, go on and try it out and feel free to comment your thoughts below.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *