Which question types should I use for my own questions?

There are 5 types of custom questions you can use. This article explains when and how to use each type.

There are five custom question types available to you:

  1. Multiple-choice
  2. Essay
  3. Video
  4. File upload
  5. Coding

Below, we've listed summaries of the different question types, when it's best to use them, the time limit options for how long your candidate has to answer, and an example of its use.

Multiple-choice

A question with a limited set of answers (between 2 and 10) from which the candidate has to choose.

When to use Time limit options
For closed questions, when you want to limit the possible answers from your candidates. 30 seconds
45 seconds
60 seconds
2 minutes

Example of use


Essay

A question where the candidate can provide an open-ended answer with text.

When to use Time limit options
For open ended questions, when you don't want to limit the possible answers. 60 seconds
2 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes
30 minutes

Example of use


Video

A question where the candidate answers with a video recording of their response.

When to use Time limit options
For open ended questions, when you want to see how a candidate would respond in a live interview. 30 seconds
60 seconds
2 minutes

Example of use


File upload

A question where you ask the candidate to upload a file.

When to use Time limit options
When you'd like to see examples of past work or other relevant documents. None

Example of use


Coding question

A coding challenge created by your own developers.

When to use Languages available
Time limit options
If your developers have their own coding challenges to test candidates. Python
Javascript
Php
Sql
Java
C
C++
C#
10 minutes
30 minutes

Example of use

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