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I have sat on interviews and noticed a big disparity between individuals of similar competency at answering questions on a whiteboard during an interview. Generally being able to clearly explain … decisions, and work with others to construct software. Demonstrating communication skills in an interview is a huge plus. Interviews can make you nervous, but so can looming deadlines and the pressure of the …
answered Aug 5 '11 by Thomas Owens
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I would favor the person who was able to reason through the problem, come up with a good solution, and then explain their solution to me. Even if their logic wasn't 100%, if they were on the right tra …
answered Sep 8 '11 by Thomas Owens
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They weren't asking you the questions because you aren't a native English speaker. Questions like this are typical in an interview. The technical questions are asked to learn about your skills and …
answered Dec 20 '11 by Thomas Owens
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I would rather someone admits that they don't know then try to make up an answer. One of the greatest skills that a person can have is to know what they know and know what they don't know. It's also a …
answered Nov 30 '11 by Thomas Owens
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in an interview. You can't not answer questions about things that you have done, as your potential future employer needs to have some way to evaluate your ability to work and solve problems based on …
answered Jun 7 '11 by Thomas Owens
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I would take a look at this list of 100 Interview Questions for Software Developers. They cover a lot of ground, and only rarely have I been asked questions from the breadth of this list, even though … I feel that I can answer most of them in sufficient detail for an interview. I'm not exactly sure what the work of a sales engineer entails, but it sounds like it has a customer focus, so I would …
answered Sep 6 '11 by Thomas Owens
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Any interviewer who dismissed a candidate simply because they didn't provide the expected answer is a poor interviewer. If a company encourages this and I get that feeling in an interview, that's a … . Regardless of how you run the interview, it's going to be subjective. Every interviewer, as a person, will have biases. As an interviewee, you can just do the best you can, be thorough (but not overly verbose) when answering questions, and explain your answers and how you got there. That'll take you a long way. …
answered Oct 12 '11 by Thomas Owens
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I've frequently had to use phases such as "I can't go into any more detail due to {security/confidentiality/NDA}" at an interview. For every project that I'm working on, I know exactly what is …
answered Dec 5 '11 by Thomas Owens
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I would look through this list of 100 questions and tailor it as needed for the specific job requirements of the position. I would suggest trying to hit every area once, especially if you are looking …
answered Sep 16 '11 by Thomas Owens
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of how the work gets done probably won't change dramatically between the interview and your potential start date (unless your start date is several months out), and asking about desired improvements …
answered Jan 30 '12 by Thomas Owens
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I'm not sure if it matters, especially if you don't deal with this person on a regular basis. Do your job well and gain the respect of the people that you work with regularly and it won't matter - the …
answered Jul 8 '11 by Thomas Owens
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Bring up the most relevant experiences that you have that address the question. If you've never worked on a development team before, don't make things up. Look at other organizations, teams, and group …
answered Jan 11 '12 by Thomas Owens
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Everyone else put in very good advice, but here's a little personal note. I went to school for software engineering. I spent 5 years studying the design and implementation of software systems, with a …
answered Jun 2 '11 by Thomas Owens
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Can I write about design patterns in my resume? If you write it on your resume, be prepared to discuss it. If you aren't ready to have a technical discussion on the subject, don't put it on your …
answered Jul 29 '11 by Thomas Owens
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even go so far as to say that it's not possible to evaluate all candidates using the same questions. You need to tailor your interview questions to assess the skills that you are looking for in the …
answered Jan 11 '12 by Thomas Owens