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Ucf engineering slide deck

  1. 1. UCFEngineering Chris Logan
  2. 2. Real Interview QuestionWhy do software engineersalways confuse Halloween with Christmas?Because OCT 31 = DEC 25
  3. 3. Three Interview Behaviors• Preparation• Execution• Decision
  4. 4. Interview Question 1How can you cut a cake into8 equal size slices with threestraight cuts of a standardknife?
  5. 5. Preparation• Skills and experience qualification
  6. 6. Skills Matrix Job 1 Job 2 Class 1 Class 2 Project 1JavaC#OracleHTMLJavaScript
  7. 7. Skills Matrix Job 1 Job 2 Class 1 Class 2 Project 1Java   C#  Oracle  HTML   JavaScript
  8. 8. Skills Matrix Job 1 Job 2 Class 1 Class 2 Project 1Java   C#  Oracle  HTML   JavaScript Gap
  9. 9. Preparation• Skills and experience qualification• Interview landscape• Forgotten critical skills
  10. 10. Interview Skills Study Guide1. Algorithms 1. Search 2. Sort2. Java 1. Synchronization 1. Explain different ways of using a thread - A Java thread could be implemented by using Runnable interface or by extending the Thread class. The Runnable is more advantageous, when you are going for multiple inheritance.3. Tools 1. Build 2. Text Manipulation
  11. 11. Interview Question 2A man dies, and is buried onthe outskirts of the city, on ahill, under a tree facing west.Why?
  12. 12. Execution• Problem solving• Skills• Self-organization• Communications
  13. 13. Interview Question 3You are shrunk to the size ofdime and placed in ablender. You have oneminute until it turns on andcuts you to pieces. How willyou escape?
  14. 14. Decision• Develop a Decision Scorecard
  15. 15. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  16. 16. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 60,000 2 52,000 3 55,000 4 50,000 5 51,000 6 48,000 7 49,000 Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  17. 17. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 60,000 60 1,820 2 52,000 30 910 3 55,000 - - 4 50,000 - - 5 51,000 60 1,820 6 48,000 60 1,820 7 49,000 50 1,517 Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  18. 18. Calculations• Gas=(Daily Commute/MPG)*Cost of Gas * 260
  19. 19. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 60,000 60 1,820 - - 2 52,000 30 910 2 2,000 3 55,000 - - - - 4 50,000 - - 2 1,923 5 51,000 60 1,820 2 1,962 6 48,000 60 1,820 2 1,846 7 49,000 50 1,517 - - Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  20. 20. Calculations• Gas=(Daily Commute/MPG)*Cost of Gas * 260• Vacation Value = (Salary / 52)*Vacation Weeks
  21. 21. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 60,000 60 1,820 - - - - 2 52,000 30 910 2 2,000 1,200 - 3 55,000 - - - - 1,100 3,000 4 50,000 - - 2 1,923 1,500 - 5 51,000 60 1,820 2 1,962 900 - 6 48,000 60 1,820 2 1,846 950 - 7 49,000 50 1,517 - - 1,050 - Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  22. 22. Calculations• Gas=(Daily Commute/MPG)*Cost of Gas * 260• Vacation Value = (Salary / 52)*Vacation Weeks• Med OOP = Medical Plan Premiums + Estimated costs• Misc Exp = Any expenses expected to fulfill job
  23. 23. Decision ScorecardJob Salary Commute Gas Vac Wks Vac Value Med OOP Misc. Exp. Net Comp % Incr 1 60,000 60 1,820 - - - - 58,180 16% 2 52,000 30 910 2 2,000 1,200 - 51,890 4% 3 55,000 - - - - 1,100 3,000 50,900 2% 4 50,000 - - 2 1,923 1,500 - 50,423 1% 5 51,000 60 1,820 2 1,962 900 - 50,242 0% 6 48,000 60 1,820 2 1,846 950 - 47,076 -6% 7 49,000 50 1,517 - - 1,050 - 46,433 -7% Cost of Gasoline $3.50 Average Automobile MPG 30 Baseline Compensation $50,000
  24. 24. Calculations• Gas=(Daily Commute/MPG)*Cost of Gas * 260• Vacation Value = (Salary / 52)*Vacation Weeks• Med OOP = Medical Plan Premiums + Estimated costs• Misc Exp = Any expenses expected to fulfill job• Net Comp = Salary + Vacation Value –Gas – Med OOP – Misc. Exp.
  25. 25. Decision• Develop a Decision Scorecard• Extended scorecard - track job search status and next actions
  26. 26. Decision Scorecard (Extended)Company Position Type Last Update Next Action Travel Status WebSphere Interview likely w/oCompany 1 Developer CON 9/27 100% 10/1 EnterpriseCompany 2 Architect FT 9/1 50%Dead TechnicalCompany 3 Architect CON 9/27 9/28 0%Phone interview 9/28 Solution Verbal offer extended,Company 4 Architect FT 9/27 9/26 25% negotiating DeliveryCompany 5 Lead FT 9/24 0%Had initial discussion Sr. Systems Lead recruiterCompany 6 Architect FT 9/27 100% discussion SoftwareCompany 7 Engineer III FT 9/25 9/26 0%Dead
  27. 27. Decision• Develop a Decision Scorecard• Use an extended scorecard• Taking into account the non-empirical aspects
  28. 28. Answers to Interview Questions
  29. 29. Interview Question 1• How can you cut a cake into 8 equal size slices with three straight cuts of a standard knife?• Cut the cake vertically into quadrants, then one horizontal cut across the whole cake
  30. 30. Interview Question 2•A man dies, and is buried onthe outskirts of the city, on ahill, under a tree facing west.Why?•The cemetery is locatedhere
  31. 31. Interview Question 3•You are shrunk to the size ofdime and placed in ablender. You have oneminute until it turns on andcuts you to pieces. How willyou escape?•Think insects…
  32. 32. Thank you for your time and attention

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