Mock Interviews

This is going to be a little different from our regular episodes. Instead of following an outline or interviewing a guest Will is going to put BJ through two mock interviews.

“Once you know how to do something it’s hard to do it wrong.”

Normally an interview will take anywhere from an hour to several but to avoid repeating ourselves and in consideration of time each of these will be about 10 – 15 minutes long asking 15 questions each. We’ve broken the questions into three major areas of an interview Technical or skills questions, Educational or how you learn, and Interpersonal or how well will you get along with the team.

“It was a manly giggle.”

In the first interview BJ will demonstrate what a poor interview will be like. In the second one he will demonstrate a good interview. After each one we will discuss the interview and in the first what BJ does wrong and how he could have done better and in the second why what he did was correct.

Episodes in the series

Questions Asked

Technical

How expert would you say you are with SQL?

Describe your experience with C#?

How would you explain dependency injection and inversion of control?

What JavaScript libraries or frameworks have you worked with?

Explain what iife is in JavaScript.

Educational

Where do you look when you don’t know something?

How do you keep up with changes in the field?

What resources do you use for learning?

How do you handle problems you can’t solve?

What do you do when asked to do something new or different that you haven’t done before?

Interpersonal

What hobbies do you have?

What do you do after work?

What about on the weekends?

What would you say is your greatest weakness?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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IoTease: News

Drone Takes Out Munitions Depot

The Ukrainian SBU now believes that the destruction of arms depot at Balakliya in March that did a billion dollars in damage was carried out by a small drone armed with a thermite grenade. That’s an ROI (Return on Investment) of $500,000 for every $1 invested (not bad relative to earlier comparatives).

Tricks of the Trade

When asking for something or for help with something state what you want or need clearly. Being vague only leads to confusion for all involved. If you state what you want in a clear and precise manner it allows the other party to evaluate whether or not they can provide it.

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