Ask HN: How are you interviewing front end engineers

Ask HN: How are you interviewing front end engineers
2 points by vss 15 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite
I work at a small company and we’ve been struggling to hire frontend engineers. We use a React based coding problem that requires candidates to fix a few bugs in an app, clean up the design a bit and then if this goes well they come on-site for interviews. At the on-site interview we’ve been using general problem solving and coding questions that don’t test frontend skills specifically. And a lot of frontend candidates end up not doing well on these. One of them gave me feedback that the interview didn’t give them a chance to showcase their skills at all. I’ve always suspected we are not interviewing frontend candidates the right way and this feedback only made that suspicion stronger. So how do most companies interview frontend candidates?


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