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Code for Beer 2.0 - DoSelect's Annual Hackathon in Bangalore

DoSelect's annual hackathon in Bangalore, Code for Beer - created to celebrate the confluence of fine beer with brilliant brains - celebrated its second edition this January. In partnership with the good folks at Hasura, DoSelect's headquarters saw a lot of merriment on Jan 20th, 2018. We're writing to celebrate these 12 hours of interactions, brainstorming, beer appreciation in ...

A Definitive Playbook For Recruitment Excellence

As a fledgling startup besotted with playbooks, there is a constant gripe amongst us about the lack of one in a crucial growth lever – recruiting. Witnessing the internet being littered with established playbooks on sales, marketing, customer success and everything in between, the absence of a Recruitment “Holy Grail” was a gaping void.The good folks at SquadRun (we are ...

Asynchronous processing with remote callbacks using WebSockets

This post is about processing a task asynchronously and update the client with live feedback. For instance, a build is triggered from the client which runs multiple tasks in the backend and updates the client as soon as every task is processed. Could be any task triggered from the client with is compute heavy or runs in non-deterministic time.Let ...

Mere performance scores are misleading. Here’s why.

At DoSelect, we have been focused on rethinking technical assessments. We realized that the traditional “coding tests” approach was ignoring the most crucial aspect associated with a codebase -The inability to gauge how a candidate’s skill-sets align with the requirements of a job role.Today’s candidates rank interview experience as one of the large motivators for them to ...

Make your tech interviews more humane

The interview process can invariably be perceived as a science of sorts - entailing discovery and requiring understanding at each step. From discovering a candidate’s technical proficiencies, striking up conversations that explore their breadth of knowledge and work, and unearthing their primary and secondary technology inclinations, it requires one to observe sharply, and experiment a lot along the way. One ...

Shayon is now a DoNut

‘Tis the season to be jolly! We’re stoked to welcome our newest DoNut - Shayon Dasverma. Shayon is here to take our ship full steam ahead as the Head of Digital Marketing at DoSelect. An absolute petrol-head, all of Shayon’s waking moments are commanded by the dream of owning a supercar. He believes that long drives coupled with complementing ...

Sidhant is now a DoNut

Another maverick joins the bunch! Our engineering team just added gobs of awesomeness with Sidhant Rajan, our newest front-end hacker intern who’s quite literally helping us change the face of DoSelect.  Hailing from NIT Jamshedpur, Sidhant finds his passions in his explorations within Web Development, in the unexplored places across the globe, and in the universally undeniable source of ...

Death to the Résumé

If you believe certain urban legends, Leonardo da Vinci was the first person in recorded human history to have crafted a professional résumé. Of course, he didn’t call it a résumé at the time. He just wanted to convey his usefulness to the Duke of Milan during the critical times of war and peace. Little did he know that ...

Employee Value Proposition - A Strategy Model

This is part II of our series on helping recruitment teams get the microscopic fill of the mechanics behind building an EVP. If you missed part I, have your fill here.In the “Vocation of Man”, Fichte said that “you could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby …changing something throughout all parts of the ...

5 Unconventional tech recruitment tactics that fared spectacularly well

Hasn't there been at least one instance with an open role where your sourcing chops have stared at you, blank? You follow the prescribed norm - dive into your ATS, drop InMails, sponsor that LinkedIn post and email active candidates on job boards - only to hit a wall with all the outreach that you trigger.For moments like these, DoSelect ...

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