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40 Tableau interview questions to hire skilled data analysts and developers

40 Tableau interview questions to hire skilled data analysts and developers

Most companies today rely on data to make decisions – and Tableau can be a very handy tool when analyzing and visualizing your data.  But to make the most of it, you need to have the right talent on board, including skilled Tableau experts who can turn seas of data into neatly presented insights and information.  We all know that those professionals are absolute gold (but also, hard to find!). If you miss the mark, you might end up with less-than-stellar data stories and insights.  To help you e

Top 45 Spark interview questions to find the best data engineers

Apache Spark is a powerful tool for processing and analyzing big data, making Spark skills and experience a hot commodity. If you rely on Spark for your big data projects, finding the right talent who’s proficient with it is as important as it is tricky.  Without the right experts on board, your projects might not live up to their potential, resulting in less impactful (or sometimes even plainly wrong) insights. To help you spot the best Apache Spark talent, we've put together a list of 45 Apach

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How to hire an outreach manager: Key strategies and tips

An outreach manager can help you expand your network and bolster your brand presence. Their role is to build and maintain awesome relationships with partners, influencers, and the broader community outside your organization. But let's be real: Finding the right candidate can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Make the wrong move, and you might diminish your network, weaken your brand, and miss out on great partnerships. With TestGorilla, you can avoid these troubles. Our expert-writ

Hirevue Alternatives

Top 8 HireVue alternatives to interview and hire top talent

HireVue is a video interviewing platform that uses AI to assess candidates’ performance.  The company has been around since 2004, making it one of the pioneers of video interviews – and has started using AI to assess candidates’ answers since 2013, which is also one of its key features. This way, according to HireVue, you can predict applicants’ job performance and rate them before you spend time actually interviewing them on a live video call (or in person).  However, not every candidate might

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How to hire a shift coordinator: Your essential guide

Breaking a sweat just thinking about hiring a shift coordinator?  We get the feeling. It’s a specialized role with niche skills, and the pressure to pick the perfect candidate is high. The wrong choice can throw off your operation, frustrating staff and customers. But the right choice? They know their stuff – from industry insights to how to dodge unexpected curveballs and more. Thankfully, you’ve come to the perfect place. Our guide explains the skills to look for in shift coordinators, where t

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12 essential front end developer skills and how to assess them

The right front end developers shape the look and feel of your websites and applications. They bridge the gap between design and functionality, ensuring seamless user interfaces across devices.  Front end development skills include expertise in web technologies such as HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS), and JavaScript, as well as skills like problem-solving and communication. Candidates can write these abilities in their resumes, but you can’t verify them without data-driven talent assessments.

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The tech skills gap: What it is, why it exists, and how to close it in 2024

Nothing keeps employers up at night like the tech skills gap. Technology is evolving rapidly, but tech talent is hard to find, recruitment is competitive, and even non-tech roles are increasingly requiring digital skills – which workers are sometimes reluctant to learn.   This gap has persisted for years, and knowing what the future of work holds is hard. But waiting on the sidelines for a solution to appear isn’t an option.  In this guide, we explain why 2024 is a golden year to bridge the gap

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Most accurate 16 personalities tests for assessing candidates

With so many tests churning out personality type results, you might wonder if it’s all just pseudo-science.  Well, some of it might be. But there are science-backed tests out there, too.   The 16 Personalities test is a popular choice that tells you what factors drive your candidates’ decisions and behaviors and what shapes their preferences and communication styles at work. So, which platform provides the most accurate 16 Personalities test? In this guide, we list our top five contenders, along

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7 hiring trends for 2024

Hiring is on the cusp of a total makeover – whether you’re ready for it or not. Traditional recruitment practices don’t lend to remote hiring, fair selection, evolving skills, and other future of work needs – making companies reconsider how they discover new talent.   Sticking to old ways can cause you to miss out on top candidates and fall behind the competition. But with everything moving so quickly, knowing which trends are simply fads and which are here to stay is tough. Imagine putting all

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Personal development goals: Top examples of personal growth for work

Setting personal development goals is a great way to boost your self-confidence and your career potential. After all, having more skills and knowledge makes you more appealing to employers. What if you’re keen to grow in your industry but are unsure of the best goals to set? On the other hand, as an HR manager, how can you support people’s growth goals for the better? Below, we explore nine personal growth goals for work examples to support career development, confidence, and self-fulfillment. 

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7 inspiring organizational culture change examples

Culture change in the workplace is the process of shifting your organization’s actions to better align with new values, such as increasing fair hiring efforts to support diversity and inclusion. Changing organizational culture is often necessary to transform the work environment for the better. It inspires employees, enhances their performance, and increases productivity. This article discusses how a positive company culture transformation is a powerful way to improve an organization by reviewin

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Cognitive thinking definitions and how to test for cognitive thinking skills

Traditional hiring approaches fall short when you’re searching for candidates with unique skill sets to drive your company’s success. One such skill is cognitive thinking, which HR recruiters often struggle to assess effectively. You can overcome this hurdle with cognitive ability tests, which help you redefine talent acquisition and find the best talent. In this article, we explore nine different cognitive thinking definitions, discuss how to test candidates or current employees for mental abil

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