The Karat technical interview difference

At Karat, we believe that the technical interview should be fair, predictive, enjoyable, and above all, human.

Developer job candidates and Interview Engineers work together in the technical interview.

Why a live technical interview matters

There is a coldness to taking exams. As one of the first steps in an engineer’s recruitment process, our clients understand that the first-round technical interview needs to have a human element.

Technical interviews with a human interviewer give every candidate an opportunity to ask clarifying questions, receive guidance where appropriate, and get credit for partial answers. All of this works to reduce systemic bias.

Senior engineering candidates are able to have a strategic project discussion which represents a broader skillset to employers, not just a score on a page.

Your technical interview will assess the specific competencies of the job that you are applying for. You will have the live support, guidance, and feedback of a professional Interview Engineer in a fully tooled IDE to best showcase your technical abilities.

Every candidate has the opportunity to provide feedback on their Karat technical interview, and 95% rated their experience as either 4 or 5 out of 5 stars.

Hear from candidates like you

“It is way better than an automated experience like [a code test]. I like the human touch. Thank you for doing this.”

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Senior Software Engineer, Front-end Infrastructure candidate
Karat interviews use a structured approach that reduces bias.

How does the Karat technical interview reduce bias?

Karat has a diverse team of content and R&D specialists with decades of software engineering and Computer Science education experience. They develop, test, and refine every technical interview question and format, looking for possible instances of cultural bias and ambiguity to ensure your interview is both fair and predictive.

Karat quality controls every Interview Engineer by reviewing the video interview footage, write-up, and recommendation. This reduces bias and puts all candidates on a level playing field.

Why live interviews are inclusive

What makes Karat technical interviews different?

24/7 scheduling

Your recruiter will send you a link to schedule your Karat interview. Choose whatever time and day work best for you.

Feel comfortable and prepared

Before your Karat interview starts, you’ll be able to log into the Karat Studio video interview platform. Here, you’ll find a company FAQ, audio check, and confirmation of your interview time.

Redo your technical interview

Everyone deserves a second chance to make a first impression. If you don’t feel that you did your best you’re welcome to schedule a redo of your Karat interview.

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