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The problem you're having is this: the tests are run unsupervised You are throwing away the vast majority of the information available from a programming test, and settling for just reading the code that was written. Why do that? Skype with the person and let them type in their IDE while you watch. What sort of information can you gain from that? My ...


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They are looking for people that are enthusiastic about programming. People who have a lot of interest and get joy out of programming. They don't want someone who looks at the position as just a job, but instead as someplace they come to practice their hobby and get paid for it. Generally, if the employee is doing something they really enjoy then that means ...


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The purpose of these tests is largely to ascertain: Whether or not a person knows how to construct a for-loop and what an if-statement is for. Loops and conditions are the very base units of programming. If they don't know that much then they're not going to survive an interview where you talk about object modelling, design patterns, even ...


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When being interviewed for a software development position (or similar), it would make sense to write solutions to these questions in one of the languages that would actually be used in the position. For example, if you are applying for a job where C# is the only language used, it may look weird to the interviewer if all of your solutions were in Ruby. ...


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Normally, choice of language doesn't matter in a Whiteboard Interview as it tries to asses your problem solving skills as well as capability to create algorithms as opposed to your mastery of the language they are using(though using the language they use is definitely a plus) Personally, I'd pick someone good with algorithms but has no experience in the ...



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