What are some good questions you received during your job interview? How did you answer them?

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Global CIO in Telecommunication, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
How to keep company innovative. It has to be part of culture and everyone should contribute.
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Related to SW DEV:

Different scenarios based on a specific project. Which development languages are better ( Or worse ) for scalability purposes.
Why do I prefer AWS vs Azure or Oracle.

Non-related IT questions:

What is my Uber rating and why is that I have that one?
Which animal I would be and why?
Senior Information Security Manager in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
I’ve found the best interviews are when you don’t go line by line off their resume. Rather you just talk about projects they have been on, technologies they have used, challenges/successes, etc. That way, you get a real and honest appraisal of their skills and capabilities.


I’ve found that canned questions really don’t work and don’t give you a good feel for the candidate.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Not what you asked but.....

If I were interviewing for a position I would ask if they think Dilbert is a funny comic, a stupid comic or a management handbook

I’d wouldn’t work for those who thought it was stupid

I might accept a role working at a place that thought it was a management handbook- for the experience and future stories I could tell

I’d keep working at a place that thinks it’s funny
Senior Director - Enterprise IT & Cloud Transformation in Services (non-Government), 10,001+ employees
Can you predict what will be trends in next 3-5 years in future

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Accountability - There's no system for accountability - we just rely on people keeping their word33%

Innovation - There's a structured process to contribute an idea and see the eventual outcome and decisions53%

People - Our company finds it difficult to do any of the above33%

People - Laggards hold things back but certain people and teams make it happen31%

General - We find it difficult to do any of the above15%

IT - We are held back from most of the above by legacy systems and a dependence on IT24%

Processes and Workflow - We've reached a point where email, chat and documentation have been replaced with accountable tasking and repeatable processes17%

Processes and Workflow - We publish processes or documentation and try to keep it up-to-date13%

Something else (comments below)1%


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