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Interview Questions for Enterprise Architect Candidates

Published: 06 June 2016

ID: G00308454

Analyst(s): Jack Santos


Selecting an experienced enterprise architect is always a challenge. This document focuses on interview questions and behaviors that will help EA hiring managers identify competencies, beyond key technical skills, that will result in them hiring a valued team member.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a Behavioral-Event-Based Interview Approach
    • Begin With the Warm-Up Questions
  • Recognize Effective Versus Less Effective Questions for Interviewing
    • Effective Questions
    • Less Effective Questions
    • Avoid the Gotcha Questions
  • Listen for Candidate Questions
  • Be Clear on What You Are Looking for When Assessing Responses

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