Self-evaluation time: How do you conduct technical interviews – Part 2

  In the first part, we discussed the basics rules of conducting a technical interview. Here are the takeaways of Self-evaluation time: How do you conduct technical interviews – Part 1 1. Read the candidate’s resume before the interview 2. Introduce yourself 3. Set a context 4. Take notes Let’s further discuss on how to effectively probe your candidates and make the best of a technical interview. Dear Sherlock, How do you probe your candidates?   To probe your candidate right, you should know his skills well (read: resume). Look out for skills your candidate can elaborate on or quantify. Get your candidate to answer a theoretical question based on a practical problem they faced and solved. If a candidate says he was part of a project, ask him to explain. Give him the necessary stationery to write code. Theoretical questions are not only a waste of your time, but they also swing between extremely difficult to explain and a no brainer. Instead, get your candidate to answer a theoretical question based on a practical problem they faced and solved. Sometimes, a candidate is only part of a big project that he really doesn’t know much about. But, if he had really played the part he claims that he did, then he’d be able to answer your questions however far you drill down.   Probe your candidate with – what, why, when, how, explain, show me etc.   Also, remember – drilling down is only to bring out the best in your candidates and not to corner them. Base your questions on the candidate’s experience and do not expect a subject...

Self-evaluation time: How do you conduct technical interviews – Part 1

Technical interviews are unnerving to candidates, no matter what their experience and expertise. Besides, much of the interview questions and answers are shaped by the interviewer leaving the candidate with little power over his interview. The technical interview questions you lay out for candidates can have a huge impact on their career paths, which is why the way you conduct an interview is crucial. Let’s take a quick look at the points you need to remember as an interviewer before you walk into the interviewing room. Quick reminder of the basics: 1. First things first – go through the candidate’s resume beforehand. A good interview is a lot of work; do not take up the responsibility unless you are completely ready. 2. Reading the resume before the interview: Prepares you better with respect to the questions you can ask the candidate Helps you know whether or not the candidate is really as good as his claims on the resume The point of the interview is for candidates to open up about oneself so they can show you their capabilities. Candidates wouldn’t want to discuss themselves, their skills and career aspirations with a complete stranger. Introduce yourself and set a context for the interview for the candidate’s clarity. 3.  Take notes during the interview for two reasons: Your candidate understands you are really into the interview and leaves feeling valued. To have a comprehensive idea of the candidate after the interview. Takeaways: 1. Read the candidate’s resume before the interview 2. Introduce yourself 3. Set a context 4. Take notes        ...

What is the Global Interviewers Network and how it helps your job search

  “I’m a techie, a DJ, a trekking enthusiast and a member of the Global Interviewers Network”   Meet the Global Interviewers Network – members of Monjin, the video interview software platform that is revolutionising the recruitment industry. Monjin has the world’s largest Global Interviewers Network and it is also the first of its kind. The members of the Global Interviewers Network are changing the way interviews are held around the world and are making the interview process an effortless process for both job seekers and employers.   What is the Global Interviewers Network? The Global Interviewers Network is a network of subject matter experts who interview job seekers for top MNCs registered with Monjin. Monjin interviewers are team leads and experienced professionals who’ve mastered their subject over time.  Who are the members of the Global Interviewers Network? Monjin’s Global Interviewers Network is spread across the world; our interviewers are spread across different industries. They are experts with over ten years’ experience in their fields and have vast professional knowledge.  Monjin interviewers are team leads and experienced professionals who’ve mastered their subject over time. How do they help propel your career forward? When a job seeker registers on Monjin for an online job interview, he/she enters their respective skills in our system. Monjin’s intelligent AI system runs the candidate’s skills against our Global Interviewer Network members’ directory and a match is made. An interview is then scheduled between the interviewer and the candidate. Get assessed by an expert During your Monjin interview, the Monjin interviewer rates and assesses you for your skills. The rating you receive is like a direct...