The Successful Technical Interview for Interviewers

Potential job candidates aren't the only ones who need to be qualified when interviewing--the person on the other side of the desk needs to know what they're doing, too! This course will help you as an interviewer conduct better technical interviews.
Course info
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(55)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
1h 43m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Grasping High-level Interview Issues
Asking Technical Interview Questions
Asking Cultural Fit Questions
Assessing a Candidate's Resume
Avoiding Interview Problems
Preparing for the Interview
Description
Course info
Rating
(55)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 2, 2016
Duration
1h 43m
Description

Finding the right person for the job can be tough. But it certainly doesn't get easier if you don't know how to interview someone well and ask the right questions. In this course, The Successful Technical Interview for Interviewers, you'll discover many techniques to help you conduct smarter, more helpful and revealing interviews. First, you'll learn how to define the purpose of the questions for the job you're working to fill. Next, you'll learn how to use resumes as an interviewer and how to avoid problems with certain tricky questions. Finally, you'll learn how to optimize your time with each interviewee and how to find the best candidate for the job. By the end of this course, you will be able to use these techniques to quickly find the best candidates for any job opening.

About the author
About the author

Jason Alba is founder of JibberJobber.com, an online relationship manager for professionals to manage their career and job search. Jason is the author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? and coauthor of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? and specializes in helping professionals with career management, network, and personal branding.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone my name is Jason Alba. Welcome to my course, The Successful Technical Interview for Interviewers. As an IT manager and then owner of a software firm, I've interviewed more than a few people over the years. Interviewing has always been a somewhat confusing task. There's lots of advice on how to do it, but the advice seems disjointed and inconsistent. In this course, I want to help solve that. I talk to you about how you can conduct a much better interview. We go over interview basics and then, dig into different types of questions to really help you assess the candidates you interview. We'll talk about how to define the purpose of each question for the job you're working to fill. We'll also talk about using resumes as an interviewer, and how to avoid problems with certain questions. The end result of these tactics is that you will be in a position to optimize your time with each interviewee, and find the best candidate. By the end of this course, you should feel like you're ready for a full round of interviews. You'll have some how-to tactics and should understand the why behind what you're doing. After watching this course, continue your learning by diving into other professional development courses, like Working and Communicating with Different Personalities, and How to Be a Great Mentor, and of course, Leadership, Getting Started. I hope you'll join me on this journey of improving your career with the Successful Technical Interview for Interviewers course at Pluralsight.

Grasping High-level Interview Issues
Welcome to The Successful Technical Interview for Interviewers course on Pluralsight. My name is Jason Alba, I'm the CEO of jibberjobber. com, a website and mobile app for jobseekers. I've been working with jobseekers for over 10 years, and I've hired a number of technical employees. This course is to help you as an interviewer have a better technical interview. In the first module, we'll talk about high-level interview issues. Let's get started.

Asking Technical Interview Questions
In this module we're going to talk specifically about technical interview questions. There are many ways to approach technical interview questions. As an interviewer, you should approach each question in a way that can help you figure out who the best candidates really are. In the last module we talked about the purpose of each question you ask in an interview. It's critical that you understand what the purpose of each question is. As you come up with your questions, make sure you have an answer to why you're asking each question. If you can't answer why are you asking each question, consider striking that question from the interview.

Asking Cultural Fit Questions
In this module we'll talk about questions that have to do with candidates' cultural fits. The questions really come down to this, will they fit in with your team? In order to know whether they'll it in with your team, and understand what questions you should ask, you really need to understand what your culture is. We'll explore this at the beginning of this module, and then we'll go into cultural fit questions.

Assessing a Candidate's Resume
As an interviewer one of the tools you have to better understand the candidates is the resume. In this module, we're going to talk about how you, as an interviewer, can use the resume to help you prepare for the interview. This isn't a course on how to create a resume. If you're interested in that, search resume in the Pluralsight search box.

Avoiding Interview Problems
In this module we're going to talk about problems that you really want to avoid in an interview. Let's get started.

Preparing for the Interview
So far we've talked about a lot of things you can do to have a great interview. Let's finish up the course with specific tactical things that you could do to prepare for the interview. Let's frame it this way. Joan's done everything she could think of to have a great technical interview but she has this nagging question, what am I missing? I'm sure that walking into that room, I'm going to forget something. That's what this module is about. Let's get started.