With a very aggressive job market for Software Engineers, it is easy for a candidate to confuse interviews, companies, jobs, etc. Here’s a series of questions that we ask our candidates after they complete interviews from us that we hope you find it a useful tool.
Immediate questions to answer after the interview
1) First impression of the interview, how did the interview go?
2) How did you do in the interview?
3) How long were you there?
4) Who did you meet? (Names and Title)
5) What did you talk with those people about? What questions did they ask you?
6) How did you handle the questions?
7) How did they describe the job to you?
8) What questions did you ask them?
9) What technical questions did they ask you specifically and who asked you those questions?
10) How did you leave things off when you left?
11) What do you think of the job, people, company, technology?
12) If they are interested in bringing you back for another interview, would you be interested in going back for another interview?
13) What questions do you still have about the job, the company, the team, the technology, the future?
14) Do you want the job? What did you like specially about the position
Activity: Keep a List/Spreadsheet. Activity can mean interviews, places you’ve sent your resume to, friends who you’ve given your resume to, etc.
Past, Present, Future (Not yet schedules, but companies that you are interested in and have received some level of response)
What other positions have you interview for past and present? What are the interviews do you have scheduled? What other companies are you waiting to hear back from?
Rank: What’s your #1 Job and why? What’s your #2 and why? Etc.
1) How do the new jobs compare to your current role or the prospect of staying on the Market?
2) Compare: $, Location, Technology, Growth path, Team, Company, Role
1) How many interviews have you had with each company?
2) What needs to happen to schedule another interview?
3) What needs to happen to make an offer?
4) Do you have your references?
5) Will you pass a background check, drug test, pre-employment test?
6) Have you spoken to your significant other about your new job opportunities? How would a new job affect your life? (Benefits, Working Hours, Commute Time and Cost)
Offer: More is always better, but:
1) What is your ideal offer?
2) How are you going to negotiate with the client to get to that number?
3) What is acceptable?
4) What will you definitely turn down?
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