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HanawinsΒ inΒ Β 
Software EngineerΒ 6 months ago

Impress your hiring manager with this tactic

I was reading an article a while back about the CHRO at IBM, Nickle LaMoreaux and one thing she said to help interviewees out during the process was to send sample work.


It seems obvious but the thing she highlighted was connecting your work sample to a project the company is currently working on or a specific goal the hiring manager mentioned during the call. That would then mean you need to ask poignant and relevant questions to tease out projects and thus, send relevant work.


What kinds of questions do you guys ask during interviews to get this intel? I imagine they wouldn't go in depth unless you were pretty far into the process so I'm curious when you would deploy this strategy.

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totallymeSoftware EngineerΒ 6 months ago
If you keep your answers to their questions short, you hopefully have more time to ask your questions. Things I've asked in the past like- what are you most excited about as a team in the next year? whats been the biggest challenge your team has faced since you joined? why do you think this role will move the needle?
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