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Recommendations for companies that do "whiteboard" interviews

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  • Instead of using questions that bear no resemblance to the role, adapt the question so that it does. A screening question can be easily adapted so that it applies a "real world" requirement
  • Take-home exercises can be good. Please try to:
    • time-box them (e.g. under 4 hours)
    • only allow use of the standard library
    • pay the candidate for their time
  • Give the candidate options:
    • Some candidates might not have the time necessary to complete a take-home exercise. In those scenarios, allow the candidate to take their laptop in to perform a shorter exercise (e.g. pair program on a small issue)
    • Some candidates prefer the whiteboard when discussing a problem, let them
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