Do you think an Assessment = a Dream Job?

If your answer is No, read on and think again. If it is Yes, this post will tell you how to ace the assessments.

In today’s competitive job space where it might not be so difficult to get ‘A Job’ but is definitely very difficult to get a ‘Good Job’, assessments are playing an important role. More and more companies are investing time, effort and energy to use right kind of assessments to hire right candidates. There are companies that specialize in assessments to help employers hire better talent and for candidates to shine out in the crowd. [ HackerTrail is one of them 🙂 .]

Interestingly, the more senior the role, more likely an employer is to use an assessment. The tools vary from aptitude and personality tests to coding challenges to business scenario cases. Some assessments are in the form of challenges / games to make them fun.

Here is a very interesting article from ‘Harvard Business Review’ on how to Ace the Assessments and use them as an opportunity to shine.

Do let us know if you liked reading it and leave all your questions in the comments.

JavaScript Framework Comparison

Looking for a comparison between JavaScript frameworks? All you need is a simple Google search and the results throw pretty good list, isn’t it?

However, if you want to dig a little deeper and understand how choosing right framework can have a huge impact on your ability to deliver on time and ability to maintain the code in future, or on the other hand, if you want to know origin of those frameworks, the overall features they provide and how they compete for different use cases, it becomes slightly tricky.

This post will give you a few points to start. This is a list of some best write ups that answer such coding challenges, you will need to spend some time to read these blogs but we assure you it will be worth!

  1. An in-depth comparison of AngularJS vs. Backbone vs. Ember by Airpair . It will help you choose the right one for your need so that you can deliver on time and at the same time keep your options open on the forever evolving web. In this blog article Uri Shaked starts with a little background and history of the frameworks and then dives deeper to compare them.
  2. The next one is by Developer Economics, it focuses on comparing key features from some of the leading JavaScript MV* frameworks. If you like this you can go ahead and read the part 2 of the same article that gives insights on market related qualities.
  3. If you are looking for some actual examples, Todo MVC is the place.
  4. Lastly, here is a piece that gives you an overview on which javascript libraries to watch for, in 2015. It gives some direction on where to start and what to keep an eye on.

It is one thing to learn a language but is a continuous process to keep that acquired skill updated so that you can bring it to practical use.

Do let us know if you found this useful to update you skill and what else would you like to hear about? Or if you have any question for us, shoot them through the comments.