Need inputs on take home assignments in interviews

Hello,

Good Morning!

I'm preparing for interviews for the role of a full stack developer (only remote positions/grographically distributed companies). I've collected resources for Behavioral round, and starting to jot down my stories. Likewise, for tech round, brushing up my tech stack, and assessing my skills in a couple of ways.

When I read about the hiring process, I see this take home assignment as a round at most places. It'd really help if any of you who'd been there could share your inputs on these. I'm a bit lost as to what to expect as an assignment for a full stack developer. Will it be something like "Develop a feature in a hypothetical webapp", or "Design an app for some business case".

Any inputs, experiences would help me focus on the right direction.

Thanks for your help in advance! Have a great day! ✨

A small typo. I meant "geographically distributed companies" 😁
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Hi Leoma! I can speak from a People-professional (I work in recruiting) and it's 100% company dependent. (I worked in Tech Recruiting agencies for 4 years and am now working in house at Teachable)1. Ask questions: I would ask the recruiting team what to expect during this round (will it be done via paired-programming via Karat or a take home where you'll upload your code to a file/github)? What is their expectation of you (do they expect you to arrive to a solution that works or care more about your process of getting to a solution)? etc. 2. What type of full-stack role is it?: All full-stack roles at companies lean 1 way or the other, often they lean on the front end but definitely clarify because that'll help you best prepare what to focus on and prep for. Feel free to message me separately if you have any other questions but there's no one size fits all. I'm sure some of our engineering Elphas can speak more to the tech side of things. :) good luck!
This is so helpful. Thanks a lot @gabbysalmeronVery true, even I notice that full stack roles lean a lot towards front end. To be frank, Back end is my strength, though I can develop pretty decent front end code too. As you say, better to clarify so that I'll know where to focus.Sure thing, I'll DM you with a couple of more questions. Thanks a bunch 🥰