Triplebyte-certified engineers (those who score in the top 10% of quiz takers) have the option to set their preference to skip tech screens. Companies want to know how they can stand out to top talent, so sharing your preferences is one way to help them know how to stand out to you. They are already familiar with this concept; they can already choose to waive tech screens for any engineer on the network from their end. Setting your preference to skip tech screens is a good way to move quickly during an active job search or keep passive recruiter outreach more manageable.
Besides scoring well on Triplebyte assessments, is there anything else I need to do before setting this preference?
Just one thing: your profile visibility must be set to "ON." If you try to set your preference to skip tech screens and your current visibility is “OFF" (aka hidden), a pop-up window will ask you to confirm that your visibility will be automatically changed to “ON” and your profile will become visible on Triplebyte. You may want to double-check your company blocklist before setting your tech screens preference and making your profile visible.
Will expressing my preference reduce company reachout?
This is a new feature so we can’t say for certain. However, we don’t think so for several reasons:
- We explain to companies that your preference is just that — a preference, not a requirement.
- This is a somewhat common practice, though it's not often talked about. Many companies allow top engineers to skip steps of their tech screening process, and this preference option is only available to Triplebyte-certified engineers.
- We provide companies with extensive education around Triplebyte scoring, reliability, and why top engineers prefer to skip tech screens (and why companies should let them, if they want to hire top talent).
We think these factors should reduce the risk of fewer requests. That being said, it’s still realistically more of a risk on a company’s part to let engineers skip part of their hiring process.
So we suggest giving them as much information as possible to support why they don’t need to see a tech screen from you. Your profile should be completely filled out, and you should display as many of your assessment scores as possible. Our partner companies rely on Triplebyte scores as a proxy for skill. If your scores are hidden or you’ve listed technology/language experience with no projects or employment to explain where you got it, it’s hard for a company to justify why they should skip part of their hiring process.
In short, give them a reason to say “yes.”