The Team Behind Coding Interview Startup Refdash Is Joining Facebook

They will likely work on the social network’s jobs offering

A sample interview via Refdash - Credit by Refdash
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Facebook turned to the team behind Refdash, a platform that enables people to practice interviewing for coding positions, to help enhance its own jobs offering.

Refdash announced in a blog post that its team would be joining the social network, adding that its existing products and services would continue to operate independently, but its live interviewing services would be suspended.

Its services enabled people who were interested in coding jobs to anonymously practice interviews with engineers from companies such as Facebook and Google and receive feedback on those interviews, and the company also anonymously shared candidates’ interview performances with potential employers.

Refdash said in its blog post, “Over the past several months, we’ve been exploring ways to expand our reach beyond engineering jobs. As a result of that exploration, today we have decided to take on a new opportunity and become a part of a larger, fast-growing team, where we will be able to make a much bigger impact and further our mission. We will have the opportunity to leverage our domain and technology expertise, as well as new resources, to impact a wider community across different industries and job verticals. We’re convinced that we will continue to build products that will fundamentally change the way hiring and job search happens in the years to come.”

The startup continued, “As our team transitions, Refdash interviewing products and services will continue to operate independently under Refdash. Having said that, we will have to take time to figure out how to execute on it while keeping the quality of interviews at the highest possible level. We will be making those decisions at a later time. Until then, we will, unfortunately, be suspending our interviewing services.” David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.