re: 10 questions you should ask during technical interviews VIEW POST

re: This is just my personal opinion. Feel free to disagree (I would actually like to hear your thoughts). This might be difficult for someone who ha...

Thanks for taking time and providing your thoughts.

Here are mine:

  1. The answer to the question might be no I haven't had any recently. But at this point I usually challenge their answer slightly because they might have faced something which has provoked their reactions but haven't realised that since they have faced similar situations before, instinctively they have resolved the issue.

And if at the end they really said they haven't, then imaginary situations can be used.

  1. All of the questions can be delve more into if the candidate hasn't fully understood them.

  2. Really good point and we usually have different forms for rephrasing these.

  3. I'd argue about generalisation in this area. There are many people who know their limits and potentials really well. But even if they can't describe themselves, it's a really good starting point for provoking some thinking to see what is their evaluation about themselves. In another aspect, it's up to the interviewer's people reading skills to get the value out of this. But I wouldn't say the question is worthless.

  4. Failure's definition can vary for different people. It's up to the interviewer to create a safe environment and let them know they embrace failure and value people who learn from them. Everyone has failed at something even in their day to day job, the fact that how they react and recover from it is the core for this question. So let's agree to disagree in this one.

  5. This is really important for many companies including consultancies. As I mentioned before I don't just mean public speaking. Presentation in its simplest form can mean pitching your idea to your team. We're looking for skills in someone to simplify an idea and explain it to people concisely. Again we can agree to disagree.

  6. We're not after their personal life's details. Simply to understand whether they are able to unwind and have the ability to maintain balance. We don't want someone who is super active for a couple of months and then goes under the weather for the next couple.

Thanks for your comments again, they'r really valuable for readers 🙏🏼.

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