Interviewing from both sides of the desk


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Interviewing from both sides of the desk

  1. 1. Interviewing From Both Sides of the Desk
  2. 2. Understand your role in the process.
  3. 3. Interviewer + candidate want the same thing.
  4. 4. Hiring manager's task • "Can this guy do the job?" • "Do I want this guy working for me?" • "Do I want this guy on my team?" • Convince candidate that yours is a company to work for.
  5. 5. Candidate's task • "Can I do the job?" • Convince the HM you can do the job. • Get a job offer, or move closer to it.
  6. 6. After the offer • "Do I want to work for this guy?" • "Do I want to work on this team?"
  7. 7. Conversation, not interrogation. Your interview is your first day on the job.
  8. 8. Preparing the day before.
  9. 9. Preparing the day before • Clear your schedule. • Prepare to get there. • Prepare what you're going to take with you.  Include a portfolio of work if you can. • Prepare your own questions.
  10. 10. Asking & answering questions.
  11. 11. Tell me about yourself • Did she do any research? • Is she prepared? • How does she speak? • Does she take pride in her work? • What else should I ask about?
  12. 12. Where do you want to be in five years?
  13. 13. Where do you want to be in five years? • Does he have any sort of plan? • Does he work on self-improvement? • Will I have a place for him?
  14. 14. What is your greatest weakness?
  15. 15. Why do you want to work for us? - and What do you know about our company?
  16. 16. Why do you want to work for us? • Has she done research? • Is this just another job for her? • What drives her?
  17. 17. Tell me about a project that didn't go well. - or Tell me about a teammate you've had trouble with.
  18. 18. Tell me about a project that didn't go well. • Is he a blamer/whiner? • Can he learn from mistakes? • How are his personal skills?
  19. 19. Candidate Questions • What's a day like? • What sorts of projects will I be working on? • What will the first day be like? First month? • Is this a new position, or are you replacing? What happened? • Tell me about the team I'll be joining. • Can I meet the team I'll be joining?
  20. 20. Show you can do the job.
  21. 21. Show you can do it. • Diagnose a dead dynamo. • Solve some K-Maps. • Assess circuit problems of Transmission Lines. • Participate in a 3-Phase Motor review. • Critique a Network diagram.
  22. 22. Always ask for the job.
  23. 23. Debrief after.
  24. 24. Debrief after. • Thoughts • Impressions • Stories • Follow-up
  25. 25. Recap • Your awesomeness is not self-evident. • Think like the hiring manager. • You and the hiring manager both want the same thing. • Speak in terms of time and money. • Interview is first day on the job.
  26. 26. Bazinga !! That’s all you need to bag yourself the job.