Introducing Qualified Jobs
We are excited to announce Qualified Jobs, our new job board with deep integration into our Codewars community. With access to over 3 million developers, Qualified is in a unique position to help developers find their dream job, and for companies to reach their growth objectives with highly qualified talent!
Introducing Qualified SmartIDE
Introducing SmartIDE! Our new enhanced code editing experience. We've taken our existing easy-to-use, web-based IDE, and added in intelligent, useful development tools to improve you and your candidate's code editing experience in a massive way. Advanced IDE features such as auto complete are now possible through our fully web-based experience.
Reducing Time and Effort: Hiring Software Developers with Evidence Based Processes
Hiring a good software developer can be a major undertaking. Figuring out who to hire, how to interview them, and what questions to ask takes time and effort. In this article we'll cover some evidence based hiring techniques that will help reduce the time and effort spent on hiring while at the same time improving the efficacy of the process.
New Major Release: New Stats, Insights, Challenge List, React Native and more!
We recently released a number of new features and improvements that we are excited to tell you about. These include some great productivity improvements, new evidence data to help improve your evaluation process, and React Native support!
Colt Steele: What I've Learned Assessing 600,000+ Software Engineers
Colt Steele is a software engineer and educator that's built development curriculum for companies like Udemy, Springboard, Galvanize, and Udacity. We caught up with Colt to discuss what he's learned about teaching coding to 600,000+ software engineers.
5 Steps To Transition To Fully Remote Software Engineering Hiring
At Qualified, our team has always been 100% remote. That means we’ve hired our entire engineering team remotely and have always considered the remote experience when building our developer assessment platform. This post provides straightforward guidance on how you can take your old on-site hiring process and adapt it for the remote first world.
The Science Behind Making Software Engineering Interviews Truly Predictive of Job Performance
There is a plethora of data and research available that outlines exactly how companies can build a hiring process for software engineers that's truly predictive of their future, on-the-job performance. Yet, the tech industry at large has all but ignored these practices opting instead for antiquated hiring processes with low preditive validity.
Developers Can Now Complete Qualified Assessments In Their Own IDE
If we were interviewing for a job we’d want to complete coding assessments or projects using our own integrated development environment (IDE). Time to put our money where our mouth is… that’s why we’re so excited to announce our newest feature.
Dear VP of Engineering (An Open Letter From HR)
It’s me again… your Director of Talent Acquisition. Our conversations lately have been a bit tense, so I wanted to reach out and extend the proverbial olive branch. I think we can both agree that we’re not overflowing with qualified candidates for our open development positions.
Introducing Project Code Challenges
Our latest product update is our biggest strike yet in our war against synthetic coding challenges that test only algorithmic skills.
Learn how Project Code Challenges can help your company better assess front-end development skills as well as candidates for mid to senior level engineering roles.
Andela Is Building Africa’s Tech Ecosystem—And Companies Like Microsoft Are Following Suit
Andela is working to build technology ecosystems throughout Africa—a challenge that starts with processing over 130,000 applications from aspiring software engineers. When it comes to assessing the programming ability of a continent, Andela has turned to Qualfied's developer assessment platform.
Why Some Developers Hate Coding Skills Tests (And What Hiring Managers Can Do To Change That)
Not all software engineers appreciate coding skills tests—and with good reason. But if wielded intelligently coding assessments actually represent an opportunity to build your employer brand, build credibility, and give candidates a flavor of the culture they'll encounter within your engineering team.
A Small Trick to Assess a Developer’s Prior Knowledge: Timed Quiz Questions & Quizzes
How do you assess the prior knowledge of a candidate? You know, the type of knowledge they should have without researching the answer. We typically resort to creating general quizzes, but when the submissions roll in, sometimes we can’t help but think — “Did they research this?”
Create coding assessments in multiple languages with the push of a button
Unit test-driven code challenges are powerful and effective, although they need to be translated across programming languages. Now you can create custom challenges and generate multi-language support automatically — introducing the Language Generator.