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Getting Started – Interviewers
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Written by Munir Usman
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CodeInterview is a cloud-based live programming tool for code interviews. CodeInterview empowers both candidates and interviewers to solve coding problems in real-time with an online code editor and compilers.

This guide is for hiring managers and recruiters looking to conduct their next technical interview easier and faster. This document has detailed instructions on how to run interviews on CodeInterview.

1. Create an Account

If you’re new to CodeInterview and have not used it already, you should sign up for an account. You can sign up with your email address to get started.

2. Setting up an Interview

Once you register, you will be able to start an interview. If your recruiter has set up an interview for you, the interview link will be given to you or included in a calendar invite. Otherwise, you can create an interview by selecting New Interview on the left hand side.

Once you click on Start New Interview you will be taken to the interview session. The visible left pane is the code editor, whereas the right pane gives the terminal-style output. CodeInterview supports multiple languages and helps you evaluate different types of developers on a single platform.

3. Add a template

You can add a template by selecting Templates from the top left of the interview screen. Templates are the boilerplates which help you get started with real work without setting up code for every interview. You can start new interviews from your templates directly or import them into an existing interview. Templates are available in multiple languages.

4. Invite a Candidate

Once you have started the interview, you can invite your team or the interviewee. Pair program with your candidate or teammate by sharing the interview link with them. You can share the interview via link or an email. Once the partner has joined the session, there’s an option to Start a Call in case you and your partner would like to talk using video/audio.

5. More Important Features

  • A programming language can be selected using the Language dropdown.

  • The code written in the left pane can be executed using the Run button – available at the bottom left. The result will be displayed in the right pane. The output can be cleared using the Clear button.

  • Use the Templates button to load already saved code snippets. If not, you may also create templates and load them into the code from here.

  • The settings button helps you access the editor and customize key bindings, tab spaces, size as well as toggle the theme. It lets you change the property of auto-complete.

  • The Make Call button launches a video call with your candidate, within the same window.

  • The End Interview button closes the interview and saves it for review.

6. End the Interview

Once the interview is done, click on End Interview. The established interviews are all saved once the interview is completed. The session gets closed for the candidate for further editing. The interviewer can replay the code and share the original URL with other partners. If you need to delete an interview, you can do that here – but keep in mind that once it’s gone, you can’t retrieve it.

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