The tech interviews for developers have shifted a lot in the past 15-20 years.
In the early 2000, a big focus was on the education, figuring out one’s potential based on degrees. Although, technical tests and challenges have always been the case since we remember.
The difficulty and processes for the technical tests have shifted a lot and we could say, now is a good time to do interviews. Companies and interviewers are more sensible towards one’s experience, finding better ways to measure potential.
The requirements for diplomas and certificates have been less strict. In the past decade a growing interest has been showing in figuring out potential beyond certificates.
A common approach is to invest in the new employees, by figuring out the potential and fine tune skills within the company. This increases the chances of having someone loyal and more humble towards the company’s vision.
For developers specifically, some employers have removed the technical interview almost entirely. It is now common to have simple casual discussions with the candidate. Such simple discussions, if done right, can tell more about the candidate’s experience and potential than a technical interview.
In the end, it’s about the role and what the employer is interested in knowing before starting to work together. Interview processes have gone a long way.
They have matured and one thing is for sure, they are less stressful. In an interview process, it is important to engage in casual conversation and get to know each other, even at a technical level.