How Karat supports leading technical recruiting processes.
Technical interviewing and the technology to make it predictive, fair, and enjoyable.
Our mission is to make interviews fair, predictive, and enjoyable.
What developer candidates need to know about the Karat interview.
All too often, the technical interview is used to find flaws in candidates. When in fact finding their strengths is actually more effective in identifying their potential. Karat Director of Interview Engineering, Lus Mendel, recently presented a workshop revealing the best practices of technical interviewing for software engineering roles.
Co-hosted by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, this workshop covered best practices used by Karat to deliver a consistent technical interview and exceptional candidate experience at scale. Lus, who themselves started at Karat as an interview engineer, has developed a team of professional interview engineers that have conducted tens of thousands of technical interviews to date on behalf of Karat clients.
We believe the technical interview should make a candidate shine and predict their potential. To do this accurately, it is important to be thoughtful and consistent about in-interview communication and the technical interview itself. Here are a few tips to get started.
Team members conducting technical interviews should be equipped, trained, and accountable for proper in-interview communication. This means offering clarity in questions, encouragement when needed, and guidance when it’s called for.
Who you hire is a big deal. It will shape your team and your company. It’s important to let candidates be human and treat them with fairness, but also to be rigorous in the technical interview. That’s why professional interview engineers at Karat are equipped with a structured approach that relies on shared indicators of success and technology that uses interviewer feedback to programmatically create a recommendation of how the company should proceed with the candidate.
Getting technical interviewing right is hard, but the benefits are substantial. Those who do get it right will achieve more of their hiring goal, more quickly than competitors, while knowing that they gave candidates a truly exceptional experience.
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