Author: Lusen Mendel

Lusen Mendel / they / them is Director of Developer Relations at Karat, and speaks regularly about interview best practices. Before moving to researching and sharing interview insights, they were responsible for hiring and performance managing hundreds of Interview Engineers as Karat’s Director of Interviewing. Before joining Karat, Lusen managed software engineering teams at Indiegogo, Rackspace and Cloudkick, where they realized that fair, consistent and predictive hiring was not a reasonable side project -- it had to be a full-time job
Interview rubrics

How to hire great software engineers with interview rubrics

Structured interview rubrics make it possible for software engineering teams to hire the right candidates for the job. How? By putting candidates on a level...

How to improve onsite-to-offer ratios for more efficient hiring

How to improve onsite-to-offer ratios for more efficient hir...

It’s not uncommon for us to start working with a new client and discover that onsite-to-offer ratios are in the 5:1, 10:1, or even 15:1...

TIps for remote onboarding software engineers

What remote interviews teach us about remote onboarding

You did all this work to recruit, interview, and hire an amazing new teammate. Let’s keep this party popping! HR and IT have just completed...

Mastering the Virtual Technical Interview

How to prepare for a remote technical interview

As organizations reevaluate hiring plans for the COVID-19 world, many job candidates are being left without resources. To support job seekers, the National Society of...

Blog post on what Karat technical interviews measure

What do Karat technical interviews measure?

Earlier this month, the team and I were reviewing online feedback, which is something we do regularly to refine the Karat technical interviewing solution. Some...