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Phone Screens

Doing a technical phone screen has always been a challenge for me. My preferred in person technical interview, especially for more junior engineers, is to take a relatively simple programming task, and dive deeply into it. The code will be simple enough to commit completely to a whiteboard, or a piece of paper, but I’ll lead the conversation to edge cases, performance, and how to test that code, for example. The coding task is really just the framework within which the interview happens.