50 tech interview Questions (part 2)

  •  What was the most difficult decision for you made?

 

Pick the right challenge

Discuss how you weighed your options

Tell the interviewers what choice you made

  •  Are you willing to make sacrifices for this company?

 

Make it clear that you would and provide a relevant example.

Companies want people that would go far and beyond for them

  •  What are the qualities do you look for in a boss?

 

Try to Strike a Balance. You’ll want to emphasize your ability to work independently as well as your comfort with taking direction from a boss. You don’t want to come across as needing too much or too little supervision. Think about the job you’re interviewing for before you answer, and try to estimate how much management the employer will expect that you’ll require. Use this to guide your answer.

Emphasize Your Adaptability. Share how you’ve thrived with a variety of supervisory styles in your past. Be prepared to give examples of how you’ve been productive with different types of bosses… but not too many. You don’t want to come off like a job-hopper with a mind-boggling, long list of previous jobs.

Take the Fence. One good strategy is to play it safe and mention something good about both sides of the equation, working independently vs. with a very hands-on supervisor.

Don’t Get Too Carried Away With Your Answer. Less is more—and less can go wrong—when you keep your responses short and sweet, so refrain from getting too wordy. Don’t imply that you have unrealistic expectations for some superhuman manager or that you’ll be too needy as an employee. The less you say, the less likely it is that you’ll trip yourself up. By the same token, one-word responses won’t do.

 

  •  How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?

 

Because your employer may waver over your lack of experience, you can counterattack by displaying your skills and talents that are relevant to the job. Focus on positive achievements and views. Use examples from your previous job, internships, activities or team involvements

Exude Confidence

Do your research

  •  What do you like least about your current job?

 

Discuss the positive aspect of your previous role

Talk about tasks and situations when highlighting your dislikes

Acknowledge the current status of your job situation

Discuss your potential and skills that show your qualifications for the job

Describe new opportunities that you can get with this role

  •  What suggestion/s have you made in your previous employment that was implemented?

 

Be as Specific as Possible. Remember that the interviewer is likely most interested in the results of your suggestion. It can tricky, but the best answers will have concrete, quantifiable evidence of the change that was made

Always Have an Answer. Not everyone has the opportunity to make a suggestion that saves a company thousands or completely revolutionizes the way the organization functions. However, even without these kinds of contributions, you can always find some way you made an improvement. Simply saying that you have not made such a suggestion will only hurt your chances of being hired. It is acceptable if your contribution was small, but you should describe the actual change it made. Small improvements in efficiency can still make a big difference over time.

 

  •  Why do you want to leave your current job?

 

Focus on the positives a move will bring, Talk about what you want to achieve, Talk about what you want to learn, Talk about ways you want to grow, about things you want to accomplish; explain how a move will be great for you, and your new company, and in no circumstance should you bad mouth your old employer.

 

  • What can you tell us about our company

 

At this stage of the interview, you must have read much more information about the company and not just the company’s headline. You should be able to give them a brief detail on the current updates of the company, understand what the company does. Sources to check: Website, Social media, News, Blogs etc

 

  • What is your experience in this technical role: 

 

Use simple, active statements. It’s best to use clear statements with strong verbs to effectively outline your skills and abilities

Provide only necessary details.

Quantify your experience.

Illustrate the connections.

End with a goal statement

 

  •   What was your specific role and responsibilities on the most recent project you worked on?

 

Make sure you choose the right project and a recent one. Explain your role clearly, mistakes you should avoid. Avoid talking about unsuccessful projects.

 

  •   What is the project you are most proud of, and how did you contribute to it?

 

Describe the practical skills that enabled you to succeed

Explain the strategies used to meet the objective obstacles you overcame.

 

  •  Do you prefer to work alone or in a team?

 

There is no right or wrong answer to this, just ensure that you can justify your reason for either.

Talk about your experience either working in a

 

  •  What are your technical certifications?

 

No matter how insignificant you might think a certification is, always be prepared to talk about it. It shows your willingness to learn.

Never say you do not have any certifications, always put yourself out there as someone ready to learn and get the certification.

 

  • What challenges do you think you might expect in this job if you were hired?

 

Focus on the job description, Highlight solvable challenges, and show how you will surmount the challenges. Try as much as possible to be honest and specific

 

  • What did you do to ensure quality in your deliverables?

 

 Try to give a checklist of things you did while working on a particular project that was successfully completed.

 

  • From the description of this position, what do you think you will be doing on a day-to-day basis?

 

Talk about the company’s work culture and how you could fit into it working in the position you are applying for.

 

  • What would you do to ensure consistency across the unit, quality, and production environments?

 

When answering this question, talk about imbibing the companies work culture and putting it to practice.

 

  •  What would you do to ensure you provided accurate project estimates?

 

 Talk about how diligent you are, and how this has resulted in the result of other successful projects

 

  •  What languages have you programmed in?

 

 Talk about the language(s) you have more experience in and the ones you are trying to learn.

 

  •  What technical websites do you follow?

 

 This question is asked to see how you keep yourself updated and skilled. Make sure you have websites or blogs you follow that keeps you updated on your technical skills

 

  •  What percentage of your time do you spend unit testing?

 

This is asked to ensure that you make sure your codes are working and effective.

The interviewer is trying to make sure that you spend quality time testing your code as you spend writing.

 

  • What development tools have you used?

 

Give examples of tools you have used in the past for projects, making sure you are familiar with one of the tools the company uses and the tools required for the job.

 

  •  Which do you prefer; service-oriented or batch-oriented solutions?

 

When asked this question, talk about the solution that will most likely give the best result for the organization

 

  • What elements are necessary for a successful team and why?

 

Give examples of qualities that make a good team and why they are important to you.

 

  • How important is it to work directly with your business users?

 

Explain how important it is for you to work directly with the users and how they help you improve, understand their requirements and preferences.

 

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