Your ability to write code is not the only important skill you need to show off in an interview. A savvy interviewer will want to understand how a candidate would respond when facing a problem that they don’t know how to solve. We want to understand how the person thinks about solving a problem and what their range of experience is for solving it. In particular, it’s beneficial to show your willingness to ask questions and probe the goals of the exercise, your willingness to listen carefully, and then finally whether you’re open to coaching. Interviewers will often provide feedback and see how the candidate responds to that feedback.
Contributors: Marielle Smith from GoodHire