Everyone’s looking to 2021 as if the calendar flip from December 31st to January 1 will be the magical cure-all for one of the worst years on record. Frankly, I’m grateful to put 2020 behind us and enter a new year with optimism and hope.
CoderPad is a small start-up but we’ve set out to do something mighty - transform technical interviewing so every candidate can showcase their skills in an authentic way and every company can make the best possible hires as a result.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed a curious theme in my conversations with current and potential customers. It's this...regret. These companies regret making such deep cuts to their respective workforces just a couple of months ago because now they’re in the market once again for talent.
Product inspiration can come from anywhere. Earlier this summer, inspiration struck us from an unlikely source - an article on what was wrong with technical interviewing that blew up in Hacker News.
Earlier this summer, as part of marking Juneteenth, I wrote about what our small but mighty company would do to be thoughtful, intentional and active in anti-racism efforts. We committed to sharing our progress, good and bad, on a quarterly basis.
David Jiang, Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb, dropped in (virtually speaking, of course) to talk through his perspective as a hiring manager designing a smart and fair technical interview process.
Here’s the truth - the good candidates want to show you what they can do and the good hiring managers want to see it. I’m really excited to share the new feature we’ve built that will help both candidates and companies get their wish. Public Take-Homes goes live today.
TL:DR - whiteboard interviews are terrible and measure the wrong thing so you’re definitely missing out on quality talent. We sat down with NC State researchers, Chris and Mahnaz. Here's what they had to say.
This past week, I got to have a great conversation about technical interviews with Chris Hodge of Kinkor Consulting (thanks for hosting me, Chris!). We were, of course, in total agreement - whiteboard interviews suck.
Whiteboard interviews are dead; putting candidates in a cramped room with strangers breathing down their necks is not a recipe for finding the perfect talent. We can create a better hiring process.
J.D. Mullin is a Vice President of Product Management at Intuit, where he also brings 15+ years of engineering leadership. He’s always excited to bring on great technical talent to amplify his powerhouse team.
When our senior developer, Ayumi Yu, was starting out, she was having difficulty getting the developer job she wanted. She had majored in cell biology -- following her parents’ dream of seeing her become a doctor -- and had no formal computer science training.
In our first-ever Quicksort blog, we chat with Alex Levine, Engineering Manager for Ticketbud, on how technical job applicants can stand out. Ticketbud provides a platform to sell and promote great events for attendees who want to make amazing memories.
Like all companies, Kareo has had to do some quick thinking to reshape technical interviews for a COVID-19 era. Here’s what to know if you go for a job with this compelling medical software startup.
At CoderPad, we’re a little team with a big desire to make a difference and do better. We believe our actions are more impactful than words. Today, we stand with African Americans and those across the nation commemorating Freedom Day, also known as Juneteenth.
For many of our large customers, campus recruitment makes up an important part of recruitment efforts for junior hires. It’s a great way to find top talent early in their careers and grow development teams.
“From building and maintaining a healthy remote culture to getting comfortable hiring a person you’ve never actually met face to face, the present pandemic is pushing founders in new directions.”
“I’m glad you’re here - thanks for checking out careers at CoderPad! In the spirit of sharing some useful context and because you’ll find I believe in transparency most of all”
“If you’re job hunting, you will have to match your fear with determination. And remember that recovery might be slow but it is certain.”
Alison Lange Engel, partner at Greycroft and former Chief Marketing Officer at Stripe, said challenges are endemic across industries but they look different depending on the segment.
You’re still going to have to crush it in your technical interview. Give these amazing questions from Hackbright a shot to test your skills (oh, and check out their advice for job seekers too!).
Empathy and data run the show at Noom. While other companies might enforce a staggering amount of do’s and don’ts, the popular psychology-based behavior change app currently focused on weight loss is about principles.
All high EQ, highly skilled technical candidates, please apply. That’s the TL:DR for those who want an amazing gig at hot mindfulness and meditation app Headspace.
Jeremy Levine, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, shared his thoughts on a new landscape reshaped by the coronavirus for CoderPad’s just-launched Good Perspective series.
In an age when working from home is our foreseeable future, soft skills are more important than ever to ensure your team can connect, communication and collaborate.
There are some good things happening in the economy too. Certain sectors are doing just fine and are actively hiring.
This post is for technical interviewers who want best practices on conducting remote interviews on CoderPad.
If you’ve ever interviewed technical talent, you know that the pressure is on to accurately assess candidates’ skills, experience and fit.
So you’re reviewing a stack of technical resumes, trying to get to the next stage - the phone screen - but it’s slow going. Meanwhile, you’re getting pinged on Slack, your boss is texting, and your to-do list just keeps growing.