As engineers, we've spent years mastering the art of conducting technical interviews—or have we? Despite being on both sides of the table dozens of times, how often have we come away feeling that the interview didn't work as well as it could have? How many of our interviews have been just plain bad? How much time do we spend designing and improving our own interview processes, and what signals should we be looking for when it comes to making those improvements?
This talk examines the technical interview in depth, developing a framework for interviewing candidates "where they are" by focusing on answering two major questions:
- How can we ensure our interview process identifies the people and skillsets we need to grow our teams?
- How can we interview candidates in an inclusive way that maximizes their ability to demonstrate their competencies?
This talk aims to equip you with a rich new set of tools you can immediately apply to the hiring process in your own company.
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