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Do we set the bar too high by requiring that code tests not suffer from buffer overflow?

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Developer position working mainly in C on Linux. As part of the process, we require candidates to complete a code test at their leisure in C. So far we have ...
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5answers
643 views

Asking potential developers to draw UML diagrams during the interview

Our interview process currently consists of several coding questions, technical questions and experiences at their current and previous jobs. Coding questions are typically a single method that does ...
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4answers
485 views

what are some good interview questions for a position that consists of reviewing code for security vulnerabilities?

The position is an entry-level position that consists of reading C++ code and identifying lines of code that are vulnerable to buffer overflows, out-of-bounds reads, uncontrolled format strings, and a ...
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2answers
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Is speed a parameter for responding emails of technical tests? [closed]

I am sending my CV to different companies and some of them have replied asking me to complete a test to have an idea of my skills. I wonder if the time to respond to this email is key factor for being ...
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0answers
224 views

How do you recruit a graduate developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are effective interview questions? I'm currently looking to recruit a .Net developer and we've decided to take a graduate straight out of university. The job role ...
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2answers
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Do employers and headhunters maintain a database somewhere about programmers? [closed]

Is there a website that is being maintained somewhere in which trash talk and nasty allegations about workers are entered by employers and headhunters sort of like a reverse glassdoor.com? I ask this ...
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8answers
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Requiring Programming Portfolios In Interviews/Recruiting

I've heard about a few mentioning of programming portfolios. A programming portfolio being a significant amount of code or code segments. Is a programming portfolio a good indicator of the quality ...
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18answers
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Is it reasonable to expect that a senior developer knows what OOP design patterns are?

I'm preparing questions for job interviews for a senior development position. The job would include object oriented design, and the existing software uses design patterns, so I'd like to ask the ...
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17answers
4k views

Do you count a Masters in CS as a negative? [closed]

In my experience interviewing developers I feel like candidates who've achieved a Masters in Comp Sci tend to be worse programmers on average that those who don't have a Masters. Is that just me, or ...
22
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9answers
3k views

Is this Job Smell?

Went for an interview and from what I could gather from the interviewer: Development is done to a 'wire-frame' specification where users get constant feedback and can change their mind at will I ...
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6answers
3k views

What are some good interview questions for nontechnical recruiters to ask? [closed]

I've been given the opportunity to provide a question bank for nontechnical recruiters to ask candidates. However, all of my favorite interview questions require somebody who knows the subject matter ...
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10answers
1k views

How to avoid to be employed by companies which are candidates to DailyWTF stories?

I'm reading The Daily WTF archives and especially those stories about IT-related companies which have a completely wrong approach of software development, the job of a developer, etc. Some stories ...
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15answers
1k views

Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer? [closed]

(Originally posted on Stack Overflow but closed there and more relevant for here) So we first interviewed a guy for a technical role and he was pretty good. Before the second interview we googled him ...
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12answers
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How to recognize a good programmer? [closed]

Our company is looking for new programmers. And here comes the problem - there are many developers who look really great at the interview, seem to know the technology you need and have a good job ...