Let's start a movement - Interview process changes
Ever since the WeWork fiasco, I have had to begin interviewing again. I was appalled to see how ridiculous the process has become since even 1 year ago. It can be as bad as a series of a 30 minute recruiter call, manager screen, technical phone screen with an engineer, take home coding challenge, and then an onsite.
Over the years I've read about how the interview process for software engineers is broken. We ask pointless LC questions that often have nothing to do with the daily job, all because Google thought this is the best way to determine a potentially good engineer. Triplebyte sought out to solve this problem, but all they really did was become another Hired platform and never addressed the root issue of BS interview questions.
We might not be able to change FAANG or any huge corporation for that matter, but I'd like for us to start making an effort to have a conversation with every interviewer that asks a pointless algo question which ultimately ends with us rejecting their process on the spot. With time, they will be forced to change how they interview. Obviously, I understand not everyone has the luxury to do this, however, I can see companies eventually being like "Wow, we've had an alarming amount of candidates who have rejected us for our process." Only way to win this game is to stop playing it.
Thoughts in the comments section.