To get an idea of the state of job interviews today, I asked Twitter and the Reddit crowd about their experiences.
The questions asked were:
- Have you ever typed code on a job interview?
- If you did, how often?
- Where are you from?
The survey has received 1360 answers so far.
Out of those 1360 developers, only 45% has ever typed code on a job interview.
To make things worse, of those 45%, only a small percentage had to do it often.
So, I wonder, if you were in a position to hire developers, would you make them code? Would you at least make them solve FizzBuzz? If you are in a position to call the shots, why aren't you making us type?
Do you think there is a correlation between making interviewees type and the programming language? Are small companies more likely to make you type? Are great companies more likely to make you type?
I also did the math per continent. Turns out there are differences, but they are marginal and probably sample size related. The sample size for Africa and Asia was the smallest.