I’ve participated in quite a few interviews and I do enjoy the process of meeting people and evaluating them for fit. When assessing a potential designer, developer or other position, I try to orient candidates into a collaborative rather than an adversarial process. In other words, rather than urging candidates to convince me to hire them, I invite them to join in me helping to determine if they will be successful and ultimately happy in their designated work environment.
- What specific tools and resources do you use to stay on top of new technologies, developments and trends?
- What personality types do you find it most challenging to work with? When they are unavoidable, what do you do to manage the working relationship?
- What did you do at your last, or current position that you would like to do more of? What about less of?
- Tell us one thing we can do better based on your limited experience with our organization.
- What are some of the most common, or critical mistakes that people in your specialty make?
- Tell me about projects you work on for fun on your own time.
- Describe a way you have innovated in the past.