Asking candidates to work on Take Home assignments is both unfair and inefficient. Thankfully, alternative methods exist.

Finding the perfect data scientist or analyst for your team is a hard task. You will likely receive hundreds of applications of candidates who all list the same keywords. Screening them is not easy and, to this purpose, (too) many companies assign a take-home data science tasks to some of their top candidates in order to emulate a work situation and evaluate a candidate’s worth.

Candidates are generally sent a data set similar to the ones the company usually works on (or an actual one) and should send back a report or notebook showing how they analysed it and what did they find.

If you are doing this, please stop. 🙏

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Please stop giving Take-Home Assignments to Data Science Candidates
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