Testing programming skills online – simply

Testing programming skills online – simply

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It’s no secret that the internet, computers and software are developing rapidly. There are more and more IT companies, and more and more programmers are demanded. And this is true. For this reason, many young people choose this profession, as confidence in the future of employment. However, not everyone is doing well, and therefore, programmers of various levels grow from them – from beginners to professionals.

HR departments and recruiters are usually involved in the process of staff recruitment. It usually takes quite an impressive time, because it is not easy to find a suitable (by level and knowledge) person immediately. Recently special platforms began to appear, that will help in this matter, and today I tell you about one of these platforms.

The platform is called ‘Tests for Geeks‘. It allows to test developers online before inviting to an interview. How can it help? It is a kind of filter for potential employees. Preliminary testing to assess the knowledge of the future employee. This can save you a lot of time because you will not have to work directly with people who have not enough knowledge for your position. Thus you will cooperate only with the best, who will be most interesting for you.

Let’s look at how this works in detail

As a recruiter, in the beginning, you choose a category in which you would like to test. Here are a lot of categories to choose from. They cover most kinds of programmers.

Let’s say, we’d like to offer ‘PHP & MySQL Test‘. We choose this category, and then we can forward this test privately (for a single candidate) or we can make a permanent link (to be shared for public / multiple candidates) to be published on your website. A set of questions will be offered for candidates, they will have to answer the test questions within allowed time. After the test is finished, the result is sent to initiator.

Here is a sample question of the test:

What will the PHP script display?

$fst = array('one','two');
$snd = array('three','four','five');
$sum = $fst + $snd;
  1. Array ( [0] => one [1] => two [2] => three [3] => four [4] => five )
  2. Array ( [0] => three [1] => four [2] => five )
  3. Array ( [0] => one [1] => two [2] => five )
  4. Array ( [0] => one [1] => two [2] => three )
  5. Nothing

Later, the recruiter can review the candidate results and contact them any time.

Summary report can be obtained by clicking ‘Report’ button.

Another important feature is the possibility of testing directly on your site (on it’s URL). You will not need to upload or install any additional scripts on your website, everything is done through DNS adjusting. In this case, there will be no mention of the ‘Tests for Geeks’, it will look as if testing takes place on your own website.

Undoubtedly, time – money, and in order to take advantage of this platform, we need to get a subscription. The pricing model is flexible, it starts from $29.95, they also offer discounts. Even though you choose the cheapest pricing model, the links will have anonymous domain and no mention of “Tests for Geeks”. I believe that this platform deserves attention. Just try it and you will get exactly the results you want.