Is this spec work?

4 years ago from Robert Williams, Owner, Folyo

  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 4 years ago

    This is not spec work.

    It is a convoluted hiring process - I can't imagine why any designer with basic skills would submit to that kind of nonsense unless they're desperate.

    5 points
    • Account deleted 4 years ago

      I got one of the best jobs I've ever gotten through exactly that process. In Berlin I saw it happening often. And yeah, it is a convoluted hiring process.

      2 points
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 years ago

        On the flip side, I work with some incredibly talented engineers that would laugh at this and move on to the next job application. I would too - however I feel that I'm at a point in my career where a company should want to employ me instead of me having to grovel to them.

        2 points
        • Account deleted 4 years ago

          I don't see it as grovelling really. In my case I got hired from New Zealand to work in Germany and I guess they wanted to see that I could do what I said I could before they paid for work visas and recruiters.

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          • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 4 years ago

            I guess they wanted to see that I could do what I said I could before they paid for work visas and recruiters.

            I do understand that. However I feel that a coding interview is a standard practice, but building a spec project for the company is just insidious.

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