Here are five of our favorite features (although it was hard to choose) about how you can review a candidate with Qualified:

Playback of Candidate’s Code

Playback is such a simple but significant feature. When reviewing code, it’s great to “see” how a candidate approaches a problem, makes mistakes, and figures out how to remedy them. You can also do it at the speed that best suits you. Also, the playback includes every output of a candidate attempts at a solution.

Playback and Code Review

Skip to Key Events

Sometimes you just want to check out certain moments of a candidates submission. We get it. Simply checking off a “Key Events” box gives you just that, where you can quickly skip to items like:

  • any code run or attempt
  • “large” external paste
  • code or test resets
  • changing of the language.


Compare Code to Other Candidates, Team Members, or Reference Solution

Leaving to another screen ruins a flow, and we never want to do that to you. By simply clicking the “Compare” tab you can view all the submissions for a specific question in order to compare to a candidate answers side by side while you are making your evaluation. You also have the ability to compare the answers to a team member or the reference solution by clicking the bottom left tabs.


Want to check the data? We have that for you.

Pass rate, average score, how they executed on timing, and a measure of the complexity of their code is all there for you to quickly see how a candidate stacks up against the rest. Again, all in one review screen so you have everything you need all in one place.


Lastly, it’s time for you to leave a review

You are able to leave your review for each challenge in an assessment. The review page is broken down in three sections: Overall rating, Qualities, and Feedback Notes. Overall rating and Qualities are ways to quickly score a challenge. Qualities range from rating items like “Easy to Read, Hard to Understand” to “Handles Edge Cases, Lacks Defensive Coding Skills.” Feedback Notes is where you can write your review or comments about the candidate’s submission for other teammates to read or to save for later. Overall rating is a quick option that allows you to note if the quality of the submitted challenge was Great, Average, or Poor. Once you are all done, you can go to the next question and have a fresh challenge and page to grade.


P.S. Although this is not in our review portal, we can’t help but want to shout out the ability to see the objective score of the candidate and the reviews of your team in one glance from your candidate portal. Don’t see a review? Then you know what you need to do 😉.