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Discussion on: What's your ideal interview process?

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Djamaile

Just by having a conversation and talk about what you have done and show off some personal projects. I just had a FAANG interview scheduled and it was really intense. First a phone interview and then the onsite which was 5 back to back 45 min interviews. You will probably feel very drained at the end of the day.

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Sophia Li Author

Yeah, I really like the idea of showing off personal projects. What kind of questions would you want an interviewer to ask you about the project?

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Djamaile

Basically ask for reasons why I chose for technology X and not Y? They will be able to see how you communicate and if you actually know what you are talking about. Also, probably some questions from the business side of the project you are presenting.

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Sophia Li Author

Yes, understanding and being able to communicate trade offs is important. Thanks for sharing!

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Nicholas Stimpson • Edited on

Above all. why? What did you hope to achieve with each, and did you succeed? But I'd really like that to be a starting point and for the interviewer to be engaged. To listen to the answers and react to them, probing deeper in those areas where the interviewee shows enthusiasm for what they did, or plan to do next, rather than stick to a rigid set of questions.

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Sophia Li Author

Asking open ending questions, especially for personal projects, does seem to be a good starting point to go off of. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your ideal interview process!