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Santhosh claims in his resume that he is a Web deveper.
Interview showed that he is probably a web or graphic designer. But not a developer.
He mentioned Javascript, but when I started to talk with him about specific task that could be implemented in Javascript - he quickly gave up.
All people on his team have "Senior System Analyst" title, but from my understanding, Santhosh is a junior at his role.
When describing the accomplishments, Santhosh used word "we". Sometimes "we" meant him, and sometimes "we" meant his team.
Skype audio connection was good (which is not typical for Skype calls to India). That is probably because Santhosh worked (on the bench) from his employer office.
2000 rupees per day ($30/day = ~$700/month).

Unfortunately nothing of what Santhosh can do a meaningful contribution to PostJobFree: we need mostly backend work (middle-tier, parser, SQL queries and database design) or solid UX. Santhosh did not show signs of either of that knowledge.
So I told Santhosh that his skills do not match what I am looking for and asked him if he has any questions for me.
He did not have any questions.
Few minutes later he messaged me:
Santhosh: Hi is any possibility to give one task related to Ui Ux Design and see if I didn't complete we can drop for further or else we will continue as well
Ui Ux/Front-end Development
Dennis: I do not have tasks suitable for your skills
This was a 27 minutes interview.
I should learn to recognize such mismatches much faster.

Date: 2017-06-26 12:04 am (UTC)
juan_gandhi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] juan_gandhi
You do have people in Russia, right? Why not delegate this screening to them?

Date: 2017-06-26 01:30 am (UTC)
juan_gandhi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] juan_gandhi
Makes sense, of course.

Date: 2017-06-26 03:37 am (UTC)
outputlogic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] outputlogic
Nowadays, any "serious" web-developer freelancer or consulting company has an account on GitHub with a list of projects, or a personal website with some portfolio of done jobs. Resume doesn't mean a lot.

Date: 2017-06-26 05:03 am (UTC)
outputlogic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] outputlogic
Agreed. But I assume you're looking for above average ones.

Date: 2017-07-08 10:57 pm (UTC)
kr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kr
personal website with some portfolio of done jobs

Technically, this guy have.
Edited Date: 2017-07-08 11:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-09 01:45 am (UTC)
kr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kr
May be. But looks like santosh's:
http://www.sciencesantosh.portfoliobox.net/

Code first

Date: 2017-06-26 01:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
After one interview for a Senior (sic!) SQL Developer, which went well for about 40 min until we asked to write a junior-level query, we decided to start any further interviews with a simple coding test.
Also asking the prospects to accomplish a simple coding task even before the interview helped a lot.

You're welcome! :)

Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-26 01:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yostrov
Few weeks ago I fail interview for a Senior SQL Developer because did not provide complete answer what difference between isnull() and coalesce()
Основы надо учить постоянно!
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Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-27 03:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
The time does not matter, it is like homework. And you'll be surprised how many people manage to fail it.

Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-27 02:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
Ah... Well, about 30 minutes to an hour including preparing the test data in your instance of SQL server, writing and formatting the query. I can probably dig it up - even though I haven't been a part of this process for almost two years.

Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
An interview usually takes at least an hour. Those 45 minutes can save both parties that time. And no, a 3 minute task tells nothing at all.

Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-29 03:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
Hm... I'm not sure if I care if a prospective employee learns anything from the test task. It is his showtime, he must shine. And this is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the best skills without pressure.

Re: Code first

Date: 2017-06-29 01:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yuras68
A skilled developer also values the hiring party time. Again, each step in the hiring process is like a bridge game: it adds more information about each party.
And again, my 45 min were made up by - it should take no more than 15 min (and the rule of thumb is to multiply that by 3).

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