Your Karat Interview

Everything you need to know about your Karat interview

Software engineering candidate interviewing with Karat.

Who is Karat?

Karat conducts live technical interviews on our clients’ behalf. It’s our job to deliver a structured technical interview with you that is fair, predictive, enjoyable, and above all, human.

Unlike coding tests, phone screens, or outsourced technical recruiting, Karat interviews are aligned to the specific competencies of the job that you are applying for, and you have the support and guidance of a dedicated Interview Engineer to showcase your technical skills.

Karat Interview Engineers.

Who are Karat Interview Engineers?

Interview Engineers are senior software engineers who are passionate about technical interviewing. They are equipped with data-informed best practices and an interviewing infrastructure that highlights candidates’ strengths. Fewer than 2% who apply pass our rigorous evaluation.

The Karat interview environment.

What should I expect?

Your Karat interview will take place on our technical interview platform, Karat Studio, which is a fully tooled interactive developer environment (IDE). The format is a live paired coding interview with your Karat Interview Engineer.

What makes Karat technical interviews different?

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24/7 technical interview scheduling

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

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Feel confident and prepared

Before your Karat interview starts, you’ll be able to log into the Karat Studio technical interview platform. Here, you’ll find a company FAQ, audio check, and verification 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, many of our clients will welcome you to schedule a redo of your Karat interview.

Trusted by top software engineers

  • I like the concept of Karat interview over regular online coding test. The approach Karat follows gives a clear understanding of candidate skill set and problem-solving ability as he is not judged only on the number of test cases executed 🙂

    Indeed Candidate
  • Thanks for allowing re-dos because I was so nervous the 1st time. The content was just as difficult and challenging, and it involved something I hadn’t used before: tuples. Since I wasn’t as nervous and kept it together, I was able to get something working. Karat has a solid group of interviewers!

    Pinterest Candidate
  • My interviewer was very friendly and patient. She was great at guiding me through the problems and explaining to me all the doubts I had about test cases. I liked how she tried her best to help me think when I got stuck and greeted me when I finally managed to pass all the test cases. A great interview experience overall!

    Intuit Candidate
  • Totally blown away – the level of communication and help from Karat with the A/V, coderpad, FAQ – these were all fantastic. It was a wonderful experience for me as a candidate… The questions asked and sample code problems were by far the most “concrete” that I’ve done in any interview (by concrete I mean the most related to the actual, real subject area of my job and closest to the kinds of things someone in this role would do in real life).

    Zume Candidate
  • Great job, folks. I liked the variety and quality of the questions. Challenging, nuanced coding puzzles. Cihat was very clear, straightforward, friendly, and supportive. I wish all my interviews going forward were through you folks, and once I land somewhere, I’d be pleased to use your service for my own hiring.

    InVision Candidate
  • My interviewer, Heath, was a great interviewer! He spoke very clearly and explained the process and questions very thoroughly. He smiled a lot, which really helped calmed my nerves and made me feel at ease throughout the coding portion. I really enjoyed using this platform and had a great time with my interviewer!

    Pinterest Candidate
  • Excellent platform. Coding tool was fantastic, interviewer was extremely professional, and logistics ran smoothly. Hoping to use Karat again in the future.

    Roblox Candidate
  • The interviewer was very friendly and professional. He knew exactly how to ease my nerves and was very helpful when I got stuck.

    Flatiron Candidate
  • Jose was my interviewer. He was very kind and helpful. This was definitely one of the best interview experiences I had. Thank you Jose!

    Databricks Candidate
  • It was honestly so, so much better than any sort of technical screening I was expecting to experience. Very thorough, solid real-world question, and a nice rapport between myself and my interviewer. Not a bad way to spend an hour!

    Blackboard Insurance Candidate
  • Honestly probably the most thorough interview I have done for the amount of time and also the questions were very well defined with enough details so I as an interviewee could quickly understand the problem, really good, kudos to Karat!

    Indeed Candidate

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