Better Interview Questions

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Specific questions are better than generic ones.

Open ended and specific questions create a balance together

clarify

what to expect from a workplace?

Growth, responsibility, diversity, motion, autonomy, trust, excitement

A smart and kind team

no major negatives

past

What’s the highlight on your career ?

now

What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of the current team ?

future

What do you hope will be different in three years ?

What do you want to do differently in your new role ?

What is your definition of success for this role?

motivation

What motivates you in work and life ?

values

Why shouldn’t we hire you ?

which qualities do you admire in your current team ?

Who do you admire and why ?

what is important for you ?

what are your values ?

process

How do product or business decisions get made here ?

What’s the workflow from the planning to the finished task?

What kind of meetings happen every week?

good bad ugly

What would you change if you could?

challenges ?

goals ?

plan ?

responsibility ?

expectations ?

measurement ?

growth ?

technical

What’s the workflow from the planning to the finished task?

How do you test code ?

How do you track bugs ?

How do you integrate and deploy changes ?

open

What have I not asked that I should have ?

Do you have any concerns ?

December 3, 2019