Like many, I’ve counseled developers that their public code repositories like GitHub/BitBucket are most certainly ripe for examination by potential employers. Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation between a recruiter and a colleague about the potential dangers behind this, both from the perspective of the employer and developer.
So apparently my employer, ThoughtWorks, has been anointed the toughest recruitment process of any technical company according to http://www.businessinsider.com.au/hardest-tech-company-job-interviews-2012-8. Now this is clearly unverifiable bollocks in terms of any connection to an objective reality. That said, it’s fair to say our recruitment process intends to be thorough and is time consuming. The overall process might seem daunting to candidates on the starting line and staring ahead at each of the interviews as another hurdle to be cleared.