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Session Details2019-01-07T06:21:08-05:00

Better Interviews, Better Work

Presented by: John Lange

Being an interviewer for technical jobs is hard. Checking for technical competency can feel impossible. Asking questions that start with "tell me about a time when" can feel like it has no value. And for many people giving interviews, there is no training; you're left to figure it out on your own.

There are better ways. There are better ways to find out if someone is technical than asking them to invert a binary tree. There are better ways to ask for "a time when" that can give you better insight into the person you're interviewing. There are better ways to create interviews than making one based on the person you know best: you. Because interviews tailored to a single person end up only hiring people just like that person.

In this talk, you will not only gain new ways to be a better interviewer, you will learn why you should ask some questions and not others. You will learn how to ask better technical questions. And you will learn which skills you can train on the job and which ones you must interview for.

Tags: Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionLevel: Intermediate