Withdrew yet another application for a job today when I was requested to complete a 2 hour test before a call or interview could be had.

Why should a developer spend 2 hours of time in order to get an audience with a prospective employer?

Stand up against these policies.

@arran Thank you for doing this.

I think it's also important to acknowledge not all of us can simply reject such processes.

Yes, companies are taking advantage of us, but how do we pay our bills in the meantime?

Classic example of none of us are free until all of us are.

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@celia Absolutely agree, really nice addition.

Fortunately, I am in a position where I can pick and choose.

I think everyone with this privilege should use the power to stand for what is fair and help improve the hiring process - Companies must see the human first, not a test score.

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