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News & Events


SEATTLE AND WASHINGTON D.C., – Sept. 16, 2021 – Karat, the world’s leader in technical interviewing, today released new research in partnership with faculty from Howard University exploring key factors that can help more Black software engineers enter the tech industry and excel in their careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black […]

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Inside Karat


This summer, Karat had the incredible opportunity to hire three rising juniors from Howard University as engineering interns: Kuria Edwards, Aster Smith, and Christopher Ong. Kuria and Aster, who joined us at the beginning of June, got their first taste of Karat in the Brilliant Black Minds program, and Christopher has been an intern at […]

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Recruiting Insights


Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen an industry-wide push to interview software engineers for intern and junior developer positions very early — even as early as July. Amidst an increasingly competitive technical talent market, we anticipate this  hiring trend may continue or even accelerate in the years to come. In this blog we’ll […]

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Recruiting Insights


In March 2021, 309 tech leaders shared observations of their companies’ approaches to improving diversity on their technical teams. The results show that most teams (62%) have established that diversity of their technical workforce is a priority and 50% have launched or expanded programs to increase diversity of their technical staff in the last year. […]

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News & Events


Last week, we had the chance to celebrate Pride month by listening and learning from three outstanding leaders across the tech industry: Roz Francuz Harris; Director of Technology Recruiting at Zillow, Rafael Williams; Manager of Emerging Talent & Inclusive programs at Redfin and Cha-Cha Figueroa; Chief of Staff for Gusto’s Employee Engagement Team. The themes […]

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Interview Insights


We’re just a couple of months away from what is shaping up to be the busiest fall hiring season in decades. Engineering leaders are finalizing their headcount plans. Recruiters are filling their candidate pipelines. Talent acquisition operations leaders are doing the math to determine how many engineering candidates they need to source to meet hiring […]

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Interview Insights


Inclusive hiring is the first step you need to take to improve the diversity and inclusion of your software engineering team. No longer is inclusive hiring the sole responsibility of the talent acquisition team. Software engineering leaders — from the CTO to the Engineering Manager — are taking ownership of equitable hiring processes and decisions. […]

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News & Events


Happy Pride Month! This June marks the 51st anniversary of the Pride parade that took place in 1970. In celebration, Karat is hosting a special episode of Real Talk: Diversity in Tech, dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating the culture & also supporting and acknowledging LGBTQ+ rights and experiences across the tech industry. Since 2017, […]

Karat Names Twitch COO, Sara Clemens, to Board and Adds Rachael Granby as VP of Interview Delivery to Accelerate Expansion of the World’s Largest Technical Interviewing Solution image

News & Events


SEATTLE, June 8, 2021 – Karat, the world’s leader in technical interviewing, today appointed Twitch COO, Sara Clemens to its board, and expanded its leadership team with the addition of Rachael Granby as Vice President of Interview Delivery. As the demand for technology talent continues to intensify, hiring software engineers is a business imperative. Karat […]

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