"Heard of a cool tech-bro-weeding interview technique the other day. A male and female engineer conduct the interview session together. If, when the female engineer asks the candidate a question, he directs his answer to the male engineer,then he's out.They said it happens a lot"
@jwildeboer this fails when the male interviewer is writing notes as the female posits questions as you'll always look at the writer when answering.
Thanks! I'm including this tool in my interview kit 😎
@prasoon Don't thank me, thank Will Murphy who posted it :) https://social.coop/@datatitian/102697937179636306
@jwildeboer I first read "bro-wedding" and that was a bit weird. Having properly read it, it works better (and it's cool).
@jwildeboer I'd also make sure the female is the one looking at the candidate while asking the question because if she's looking away it might confuse a socially awkward non-bro and goodness knows us coder types are socially awkward.
@besserwisser This is not limited to sexism. I dare say not even close. This observation points to behaviour that might be negative in the workplace. It simply checks if you address the person asking the question or direct your attention to someone else.
@besserwisser That's your assumption IMHO, that in a technical interview the team is unable to deal with such things.
@besserwisser I can only speak for teh company I work for, Red Hat. And I can tell you that we get training on these topics. "Socially awkward" can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. But respecting the person you interview with all his/her/their talents is key for us. And if we find something to be out of line, we will always try to discuss and give feedback on that. Listening isn't limited to words.
@jwildeboer this is genius!
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