Wednesday 26 August 2009

No coding exercise. I'm not interested.

Richard, one of my colleagues at Readify, wrote an interesting blog post about how he learnt the hard way that if you want to hire a software developer you need to check her/his skills by giving her/him a coding exercise to solve. If you don’t do this you are simply asking for trouble. Have a look at Richard’s blog post for more details.
When I was looking for a job in Australia and I got in touch with a few companies and some of them didn’t require me to write any code. Those companies were immediately off my list. Moving to the other hemisphere was risky enough that I didn’t want to deal with companies that didn’t pay attention to their recruitment process. What is more if a company doesn’t bother to interview you properly that might be a sign that they won’t treat you well.
Just my two cents.

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