The two hurdles to finding a job are getting your foot in the door and doing well in the interview to land the job. Today, Alan talks with Aline Lerner who is the founder and CEO of Interviewing.io. She works with software engineers and other professionals, helping them practice interviews (especially technical), giving feedback, and providing mentorship. In this episode, they discuss the main biases of hiring and how to fight those biases. Tune in to learn about more resources for interview preparation.
In This Episode:
[01:41] Experiences of inefficiencies and unfairness in hiring
[06:12] The power of referrals
[20:52] Less spoken bias- technical interview practice gap
[24:21] How an individual can try to fight biases
[31:37] Resources for interview preparation
[42:02] Aline offers advice
2 issues that are unfair in hiring are that 1- resumes don’t tell the story and aren’t the best way to find a candidate and 2- it is incredibly difficult for a hiring manager and candidate to connect at the right time.
Biases in hiring often come from an initial resume profile or an unfair advantage in technical interview practice.
Interviewing.IO is a great resource to prepare for interviews, receive mentorship, and get feedback.
Aline Lerner is the founder and CEO of interviewing.io, an anonymous mock interview & recruiting platform that has helped tens of thousands of engineers practice technical interviewing and land their dream jobs. Before interviewing.io, Aline worked as an engineer, ran hiring at Udacity, and wrote a lot of angry stuff about hiring on the internet. Her data-driven posts about how typos matter more than pedigree, how resumes are a low-signal filtering tool, and how technical interview performance is non-deterministic have been read by millions of people, and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, NPR, and more.