I am thoroughly convinced that if we interviewed engineers for their interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills on the whole instead of spending 80% of interview time on code that doesn't matter, *many* current engineers would struggle greatly to get a job.— Jonathan Silvestri (@SilvestriCodes) January 5, 2020
👍🏿 Jonathan makes a great point.— Mekka Okereke (@mekkaokereke) January 5, 2020
For startups (and big companies), if you don't even interview for a skill, that's kind of a signal that you don't think it's that important for the job. https://t.co/RPBURkUejk
we had this as part of the interview process at Reddit. Was skeptical at first but it ended up being something I stan for now. modern dev is fundamentally more collaborative now versus ~10 years ago. Tools + process have changed, driving requirements for interpersonal skills— Nick Caldwell 👨🏾💻=💰🔗 (@nickcald) January 5, 2020
I love the maxim: hire for personality; train for skill.— Lucas Castro (@LucasUnplugged) January 5, 2020
That's why I'm a huge fan of asking open-ended questions, and foregoing trick questions.