Top Non Technical Questions for Job Interview
Last post, I listed some technical questions I have been asked by my past job interviews. This times, I wish to list out some non technical questions (HR questions):
1. Can you briefly describe your last role?
2. Which areas do you think you need to improve?(i.e talking about your weakness)
3. What is your strongest strength?
4. Have you experienced some conflicts in past? How did you resolve that?
5. How do you prioritize your tasks?
6. How do you handle your deadline?
Moreover, I suggest you also think about whether you have any hobbies. Some managers like to talk about somethings besides your job.
Happy Job Hunting!
Technical Interview Questions
During these years, I have been a number of job interviews. I found there are some frequent answer questions in these interviews, I wish to share with you:
1. What is design pattern, please give me some examples?
2. What is polymorphism?
3. What kinds of testing you carried on your previous position?
4. How to do multi classes inheritance in c#?
5. How do you keep your technical skills up to day?
6. What kinds of software development methodologies you used?
7. What kinds of ORM you have used?
8. Have you used any automated testing frameworks? if that is the case, please give me some examples.
9. What the different between interface and abstract class in C#?
10. What the different between server.transfer and response.redirect in C#?
I wish these ten questions can provide some hints for your job interview!
When I was in university, the best way to some problems was going to library and hopping to find a reference book. Nowadays is Web 2.0. The people are well connected via Internet and the content are created by users contribution I suggest if you face a problem, you go to a product forum or user group forum and post your question. Maybe, in somewhere, someone faced the same problem before.
In this case, that is very common in Open source communities. Most of open source projects have not any huge financial support. The peer users supporting is playing a important role! All support functions are from Forum or email list. So, I suggest if you are new to I.T. industry, you have to get used for using forum.
Please don't assume that will work
I remember the first things I learnt in the workplace, never assume my codes will work. I have to test it first. Anythings is not tested, please assume that will not work. Moreover, I should always assume my plan will not work, then we need to think about the backup plan!
The most productive time
I found an interesting point. During few years, I meet a number of programmers in Australia and Hong Kong. The most of them have told the most productive time for them is around 9pm to midnight. The normal office hours are not very suit for them! That is interesting! What do you think about this?