[Career Talk] What do you think of whiteboard interviews?


Hi everyone :slight_smile:

Just wondering what the Codecademy team thought about the practice of whiteboard interviewing, i.e. candidates having to recite algorithms, bug-free on a whiteboard?



Not a member of the Codecademy team, but Bill Sourour had an interesting (and seemingly increasingly unpopular) opinion on whiteboard interviews:

He seems to use them differently than you're thinking of however. He doesn't have applicants recite algorithms perfectly, but uses the whiteboard to see the applicant think, which I think is the most it should be used for in interviews :slight_smile:


That's such a good, insightful article :slight_smile:

Thanks so much Zeke (@zystvan)!