Tech Sector Job Interviews Assess Anxiety, Not Software Skills

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A joint study by Microsoft and North Carolina State University came to to the conclusion that a common interviewing process (i.e. using a whiteboard) tests for "stage fright" more than "technical competence." This underscores how important the candidate experience is at reducing anxiety to allow candidate's potential to really shine ☀️. The Register also highlights the paper's conclusion that whiteboard testing also adds inherent bias to the process.


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