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Should I email a prospective employer regarding my written performance in an online test?

Today I took a timed online test for a company I want to work for. It consisted mostly of technical questions, as well as some interview-style written questions (“why do you want to work for us?”, “...
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Include Restrictive License on Take Home Project

I was given a take home test after an interview that took me a lot of time to complete. The project includes an API, realtime database backend and a mobile frontend with remote notifications. Is ...
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Is it common to require a candidate to take an automatically-graded online coding test if they have lots of demonstrable material online?

Short version: I had an experience with a recruiter that I think was not fair, due to how much time was spent responding to emails and calls, and then being presented with a test. Where's the line to ...
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Huge interview test seems like real (free) work for the company

I have applied for a Junior Product Manager position at a mobile gaming company (in Germany). After a standard phone screening, I was sent a test by email to complete in order to go further with the ...
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How to deal with work for free as part of hiring process when I already have a job?

It takes 1 to 3 weeks but I don't know what to do with my current job that I don't want to lose it, if I failed in the test. It's an on site test and the office is in my city. They told me it's about ...
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HR employee sent me code test but not know open .c file. Serious problems?

In 2017 I applied for an iOS programmer position with a company, they sent a code test and a survey about different IT technology (most not relate direct with iOS). The code test had three questions ...
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Ask employee for self-assessment (for evaluation purposes)

As team leader of 7 people, I'll have to run the evaluation process with each of them. For few of them, the past year was not really a good year (from my point of view) as I had to correct them ...
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Given an extremely open ended question in take home test

I have been interviewing for a junior level dev role and in the last interview I was given a take home assignment to assess my technical skills. The last question was really broad. It was "give a high ...
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Prospective employer may have given me a programming task as a sucker test – is this a thing? [closed]

This is slightly related to the existing question Is there a professional way to refuse a time-consuming programming task given as a test for a job?. Background I have about 85% of a CS degree, 3–4 ...
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2answers
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Should on-site hands-on data science interview allow Internet access?

My team is in the process of hiring a data scientist. We are a small team and have very limited prior experience in conducting on-site technical interviews. Our current plan is to provide candidates ...
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2answers
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Would a recruiter contact me after messing up a technical test? [closed]

I have applied for a job, and while I already have good experience, I have messed up the pre-interview technical test. This is the first job I have applied for that gave a technical test, so I might ...
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1answer
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How many days is advisable to take for completing a standardized pre-employment test? [closed]

After a phone screening, I was asked to complete the Wonderlic test. They told me that I didn't have to do it on the same day as the phone screening. I'm a bit stressed about not doing well on the ...
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How can a small company optimize pre-employment screening?

We are a very small (10) firm and have a few positions opening up in the next couple of weeks. They are simple admin "Data entry" type positions. Normally, we would dedicate quite a bit of time to ...
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1answer
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Submitting a more efficient solution to online coding test after deadline? [duplicate]

I just had an online coding assessment for a job, that had many multiple choice questions and two coding challenges, all to be completed in 90 minutes. I am confident about my multiple choice answers ...
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2answers
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Payment for completing an interview test that looks like client work [duplicate]

I'm through to the final round of an interview which is a coding challenge. It appears to be a very simple build of a static site with a design provided along with assets. I’m sure I could complete ...
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Would declining a coding test disqualify me from the interview process? [duplicate]

Almost every developer interview involves a coding test. I don't really see the need for this, as I have uploaded some code on my GitHub account, all my code is publicly accessible, so if someone ...
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Interview with a hand written technical test [closed]

I was contacted via LinkedIn by a company for a position that actually looked interesting to me, as it had better compensation, technology, and benefits than others. However the interview process was ...
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Take home test with long deadline [closed]

I recently went in for an in-person interview with a tech company. This was after the phone screening with the manager. I met with 2 senior devs for about an hour. They said at the end I will receive ...
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2answers
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Can a US employer make a hiring decision based on IQ? [closed]

Given a highly complex job profile, could an employer legally filter job candidates based on their IQ or the results of similar intelligence tests?
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Re-submitting incomplete code test after interview

I am currently interviewing for a software engineer position at a company I am really excited about. I recently had a technical interview with two engineers and have a team fit interview still to come....
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3answers
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Mind went blank during interview coding test

I recently took an online coding test for a software engineering position (entry level). I am not very good at programming while a timer is counting down, but nonetheless two questions went very well. ...
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Given unlimited time to solve a technical challenge at home and allowed to use the Internet, for interview

I'm new to professional software development for a company. I had an interview, and it went well. They emailed me a technical challenge with a few different parts. They said there were no time limits, ...
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Should I ask what I should prepare for the test? [closed]

I applied for a job that I have no previous experience with, and have passed the screening email round. The email says that I will have to analyze the company's website, which in my opinion it's ...