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I'm a software developer. I applied to a company and passed the initial screening. After that, I passed a 3-hour technical test. I now am asked to write another technical test that would take 3 days.
Just before setting up this 3-day test-- after my 3-hr test, the company recruiter mentioned and scheduled an in-person interview. She checked the times with me, with the 3 others to participate in the interview, set the time up and sent me the invitation which I accepted.
After that, I received an email saying that she made a mistake, I have to do a 3-day test before the in-person.
I'm thinking of asking for doing the coding phase during the in-person interview. Phrasing something like "Would it be an option to move the coding phase to in-person interview."
How would this look?
I also now have mixed feelings about the company. They aren't sure about me. 3 days' time is too much to burn especially these days. And yet, I don't want to miss out on the opportunity.
The recruiter got back saying that they are changing the order-- the in-person next and the coding test after that.
During the conversation, I asked, rather clarified myself whether "3-days" was something that would require 3 straight days with my uninterrupted attention or just to give me time. Turns out to be the second.
The conversation went well. All resolved nicely.