If you haven't interviewed in quite some time, you might be surprised to see the ubiquity of online skill assessments, both on recruiting platforms and in hiring processes. But are they worth anything?
There are a lot of things that can be improved in how most interviews are conducted today, in particular, reference checks.
Tech interviewing is broken, and the main culprits are usually clearly identified, but one that might be perniciously so is take-home assignments.
The idea that there exists 10x software engineers regularly comes around, and is either supported or ridiculed with similar fervor. Instead of wasting time arguing and chasing the mythical 10x software engineer, create 10x environments!