Interview Questions

What is the process?

Fill in any gaps in this with …

  • How many applications received versus selected?
  • How many people will get interviews?
  • What’s entailed in hiring process?
  • Length of hiring window?
  • 2 week notice allowed?
  • Follow up email of denial?
  • What was the past year of hiring like?
  • What team would I be on?
    • Size?
    • How many in Management / Leads / Senior positions?
    • Who is direct boss & their boss?
  • Hours / Remote – Work from home?
  • What sort of training / pairing exploration of company best practices or resources on accepted ‘house rules’ is available?
  • What created the opening?  New position or vacancy or promotion?
  • Before I take any tests – what’s the pay range?  Not what are you paying me, but what range do you have a budget for?  This becomes important as some companies are asking for week long applications to be built as part of their interview process.
  • May I contact you?

IT jobs

If you’re starting out a certificate for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) for just about anything OS related + 1 or 2 years of experience answering phones will get you in the door for basic helpdesk support at one of the small or midsized companies, no college required…

  • Atomic $14-16 – Link
  • Erickson $14-16 – Link
  • Driving version of helpdesk – $19-22 – Link
  • IT Retraining program for minneapolis – Link

Stretching it a bit is the big companies, they will want a year experience in something or equivalent college.

  • Honeywell – IT Support Tech support liaison – Link

A day in the life of an average American

Not mine, but fascinating … have left it running on 2nd screen for awhile now, it’s fun to tweak the speed …

Graphical representation of how life is spent … Link … the author has two articles leading up to it – which are interesting too …

  • Part 1 – Link
  • Part 2 – Link
  • Part 3 – Link – already linked above.