Debating the lack of merit to the now ubiquitous whiteboard session and trivial code writing for Software Engineer job interviews – scott@biviumgroup.com – Boston’s #1 software engineer jobs/recruiter

Scott Dunlop, The Bivium GroupGreat debate here on the the lack of merit to the now ubiquitous whiteboard session & trivial code for Software Engineer/developer job interviews http://ow.ly/4v5YZ

It’s definitely been my experience that a) Many clients love these sorts of whiteboarding/code sessions and b) There has been fairly low correlation between a good hire and these sessions.

I *do* believe the very best way to evaluate code skills is to have a software engineer/developer bring their own code and talk it through — putting a candidate on the spot to recall a CS 101 detail or to figure out another tic-tac-toe puzzle (thanks Google!) is a great sifting mechanism to get to more good nuggets — but, in this recruiting environment, could turn off more good candidates than it attracts!

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