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Culture Fit Questions and Behavioral Interview Hints

Mina Tafreshi
Software Engineer
・3 min read

Here are bunches of culture fit questions that are helpful for Software engineers who are working in software development fields. Also, four flags explain the value of them for interviewees. Additionally, these flags describe the interviewers' goals.

Teamwork Time management skills Communication skills motivation and values
1 so tell me a bit about your self? 0 0 0 0
2 why do you want to work here? 0 0 0 1
3 why are you leaving your current job? 0 0 0 0
4 why should we hire you? 0 0 0 1
5 where do you see your self in five years? 0 0 0 1
6 what do you do outside of work? 0 0 0 0
7 what are your stregnths and weaknesses? 0 0 0 0
8 Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours. 1 0 1 0
9 Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that? 1 0 1 0
10 Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that? 1 0 1 0
11 We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. 1 0 1 0
12 Tell me about a time you needed to get information from someone who wasn’t very responsive. What did you do? 1 0 1 0
13 Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities. 0 1 0 0
14 Describe a long-term project that you managed. How did you keep everything moving along in a timely manner? 0 1 0 0
15 Sometimes it’s just not possible to get everything on your to-do list done. Tell me about a time your responsibilities got a little overwhelming. What did you do? 0 1 0 1
16 Tell me about a time you set a goal for yourself. How did you go about ensuring that you would meet your objective? 0 1 0 1
17 Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. 1 0 1 0
18 Describe a time when you were the resident technical expert. What did you do to make sure everyone was able to understand you? 1 0 1 0
19 Tell me about a time when you had to rely on written communication to get your ideas across to your team. 1 0 1 1
20 Give me an example of a time when you had to explain something fairly complex to a frustrated client. How did you handle this delicate situation? 1 0 1 0
21 Tell me about a successful presentation you gave and why you think it was a hit. 0 0 1 1
22 Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment. 0 0 1 1
23 Describe a time when you saw some problem and took the initiative to correct it rather than waiting for someone else to do it. 0 0 1 1
24 Tell me about a time when you worked under close supervision or extremely loose supervision. How did you handle that? 1 1 1 1
25 Give me an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? 0 0 0 1
26 Tell me about a time you were dissatisfied in your work. What could have been done to make it better? 0 1 0 1
27 Tell me about your biggest screw up. 0 0 0 0
28 How do you approach technical debates ? 1 1 1 0
29 Tell me about the technologies that excite you the most 0 0 0 1
30 What do you think of technology X ? 0 0 1 1
31 Are you biased ? 1 0 1 0
32 How do you deal with biased people ? 1 0 1 0

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