What CodersFirst actually do?
Why shouldn’t I just apply to companies directly?
What type of programmers are you looking for?
At the moment we work with Full-stack, Back-end and General Software Engineers of all kinds who want to work full-time, on-site and remote positions.
How much does it cost?
0 (zero). It is and will always be free for Software Engineers. At any time you can take the test, even just to check your capabilities.
What things are you looking for in software engineers?
We work with software engineers from all different backgrounds. We don't care where you went to school - or if you went at all. We work with practical programmers who know how to get a job done. We also work with hard-core CS theorists - and everything in between.
Is any data from my quiz or interview shared with companies without my knowledge?
No. We will not share any information about you without your consent. We will also ask you to point us the companies we should hide your data from in case your current or past employers are working with us.
How does CodersFirst process look like?
Our recruitment process consist of 2 steps: quiz and technical interview.
What can I expect in the quiz?
Our multiple choice quiz is adaptive and covers software engineering topics (ex. system architecture, debugging, data structures). You can find there mostly questions with lines of code. The adaptive approach means that questions are updating in real-time based on yours previous answer and selecting by taking into account your current skill level.
What if I don’t find any company I’d like to work at?
That’s ok! We would love to help you search for the opportunity you like the most or we can freeze the process of matching you with the companies for a while - as you prefer.
Do I need a work visa?
You need to have active work permit in Europe (especially in Germany) if you want to work with us.
Do you work with specific types of companies?
We work with tech companies. We don't represent any specific company. We're working for good Software Engineers and we find companies they will love to working at. If you don't know in which company you would like to work - it's fine. We're here to help.
Do I need to speak German to go through CodersFirst?
The whole process is in English. This is the main language used in tech industry, so that's why we're using this one. At the moment we do not support other languages.
Can I restart the quiz once I've opened it?
Once you've started the test, you can leave and come back where you left off. You can repeat this test 3 times. We know that our format is new so let's try and find out!
But I only know X language - why is the quiz in different languages?
The quiz is in different languages because we are looking at a lot of different skill sets. The questions use logic that is similar from one language to another, and also give us a chance to see how you work in a slightly unfamiliar environment.
Where do you place engineers?
Do you have remote opportunities?
What is the process for signing up?
What can I expect in the online interview?
You and our trained Senior Software Engineer will meet on Google Hangouts and jump right into technical questions. The interview has always structured format and applied multidimensional scoring. During the session we are verifying your ability to write clean and correct code, checking your knowledge from the entire cross-section of software engineering understanding
How are your interviews better than the industry standard?
What happens if I fail the interview? Does it mean I can apply to companies on my own?
Do I still have to do interviews with companies I get introduced to?
What about salary/equity?
Fast-track to your next job
At CodersFirst, we are creating a new process that removes all typical recruitment steps that don't work, focuses on your strengths, and gets you offers that best match your skills and needs.
STEP 1: Discover your engineering strengths
STEP 2: Get offers that match your strengths and preferences