As a best practice, ensure that you prepare for your upcoming interviews ahead of time.
This article will help you:
- Join the interview as the interviewer
- Select interview tasks
- Join video call
- Finish the interview session
- Record interview feedback
Work with your team to identify which tasks should be used with candidates during interviews. Once identified, you can search for the tasks in your task library and Favorite them for easy access during your interview sessions.
At the time of your interview, follow these steps to begin, conduct and finish your interview:
Step 1. Access the live interview session by one of the following routes:
Click on your interview URL in your calendar invitation. You will then be prompted to sign in as the interviewer by clicking I'M THE INTERVIEWER. On the next page, you will sign in via your company's preferred method. If your company uses SSO, always remember to sign in via SSO when logging into CodeSignal.
Alternatively, if you are already logged into CodeSignal, click on the INTERVIEW tab and search for your candidate on the Interview dashboard.
Pro tip: Filter by Interviewer to see your candidate pool in a filtered view. Click on the candidate's name to access the interview.
Step 2. You’re almost ready to go! Wait for all participants to enter the interview session before selecting a task or open Whiteboard / Jupyter notebook.
[OPTIONAL] Step 3. Click the Video icon to start an audio/video conference call with the interview participants. Otherwise, feel free to use your organization's preferred conferencing method in conjunction with CodeSignal interview.
Step 4. Once the candidate is ready to tackle a programming question, click the TASKS button. If you want to ask a free-form question or one that is not in the CodeSignal Task Library, click on Quickstart and select the task type you want.
To see your task library click Select Task. By default, we will show you all tasks. From here you can filter tasks by “Type”, “Sort by”, “Created by” and “Labels”. Also, you can filter tasks you have previously Favorited by toggling on “My Favorites”.
All kinds of front-end tasks (including front-end Filesystem tasks) have a live preview that automatically refreshes when the code changes. The live preview is on by default and can be toggled off.
Previews can be opened in a new tab so that you can explore the webpage more fully.
If you are using both automated assessments and live interviews in CodeSignal, you can pull up a candidate’s code for their automated assessment during their live interview session from the TESTS tab.
Here you can see the list of recently completed tests, which can be searched or sorted. LAUNCH a test to view the candidate’s code for each task of their assessment
Depending on the type of role you are interviewing for, you have the option to launch Whiteboard or Jupyter notebook directly from the live interview session.
Step 5. After the interview is over, click FINISH INTERVIEW to close the interview session.
[OPTIONAL] Step 6. Depending on your company's recruiting process, you may have the ability to leave interview feedback in CodeSignal. Rate the candidate and save your interview feedback in the Feedback tab. We find that it's best to do this right away, while your memory is still fresh!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.