What's your thought on design tasks for a job application?

5 years ago from Anmol Bahl, UX Designer - Feminist | Say hi@anmolbahl.com

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 5 years ago

    I agree, practical tests shouldn't be contributing to IP - though a good company would know better than that.

    At the same time I've had enough years of hiring people to know that pretty portfolios don't necessarily mean someone can complete a deliverable in a particular timeframe, or work to processes or directions. Hiring someone purely based on their portfolio - unless they have some killer references - is usually a recipe for disaster. (Of course there's always exceptions, but you know.)

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    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 5 years ago

      Right, but a lot of those things you point out are what an interview is for. Ask about their process in building their portfolio pieces. Ask about timeframes, their experience with different types of management, etc. None of those things really demand a test, and I think it serves the company to be more aware of the interviewer's time and to recognize that it's unlikely that this is the only company the applicant is interested in.

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