When sending invites, what’s the difference between the assessment levels? (e.g., Senior SWE vs Junior SWE)
The actual interview questions are typically the same for all levels in a given domain, and the primary difference is how much signal must be present for a given skill for a candidate to score highly on that skill.
- For example, it would take a stronger performance from a Senior candidate to be rated as Strong than it would from a Junior candidate
How do I know which level is right for my Byteboard candidate?
As a general recommendation, we suggest the following best practices guidelines for which calibration to send based on a candidate’s level of experience:
What if my candidate is in between two Byteboard levels?
Byteboard’s general advice is to err on the side of giving a more junior assessment and to stay in touch with us if the signal is not strong enough, as switching to a more senior calibration level is one of several approaches we could take to provide richer signal.
- If a candidate receives a Leaning Strong or Needs Improvement rating for the Junior assessment, this may indicate they are not performing up to the standard required for the most junior roles for which you’re hiring. However, if a candidate receives a Leaning Strong or Needs Improvement recommendation for at the Senior level, they may be performing on the cusp of a senior role and may require further evaluation from your team to assess the best fit.