Frequently Asked Questions

What if I take longer to complete a task than recommended?
All of our tasks have a recommended time to complete a given task. If a certain task is taking a lot of time, you can move on to the next section, but remember, you might not be able to go back once you leave the page. If it isn’t possible to go back, you will be presented with a pop-up asking you whether you are sure you would like to proceed. Always contact the recruiter if you feel you didn’t have enough time.

What happens if I don't finish the test, can I do it again?
Please contact your recruiter as they decide whether they would like to send you another invite or not.

Am I allowed to use Google/the internet to help me?
Yes, we pride ourselves at Devskiller in letting you use the tools you would on a daily basis. It gives that real work feeling, so you can jump in on the first day and know what to expect.

When doing pair programming live, what can the recruiter see?
The recruiter will only be able to see the TalentScore app, anything else will not be visible.

What happens if I accidentally exit the browser?
If you exit the browser, click the link in your email invite again and you will be taken back to where you left off. However, remember that the time will continue to count down if you close the test tab.

Is the pair programming session recorded?
It is up to the discretion of the recruiter whether a session is recorded or not.

Will I get my score/ When will I get my score?
It is at the discretion of the recruiter whether or not you will receive the results of your assessment.

How is the test evaluated?
The tasks are first evaluated automatically. Depending on each employer's policy, the recruiter has the opportunity to review and adjust the score. The exception to this is the essay and code review tasks, which are assessed by the recruiter/technical reviewer on your recruiter’s side.

What happens if I want to go back and edit my answers?
This is at the discretion of the recruiter whether or not you can move back and forth between steps. If it isn’t possible, you will see a pop-up message informing you that you cannot go back. Read the warnings carefully before leaving the page.

Will TalentScore work in every browser?
TalentScore works in every modern browser.

Can I see an example test before taking mine?
Yes, you can check this video recording of the sample test.

What advantage do I have when downloading or cloning a task?
If not disabled by the recruiter, downloading or cloning a programming task will let you use your favorite tools to answer the question. Please remember to install the necessary technologies (listed on the Welcome screen) before starting the test, as you will have a limited amount of time to complete the test.

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