September 23, 2015 at 9:47 am #9460Only available when logged in
I think this is most relevant for the Learning to Test thread. I’m sure everyone here has done their fair share of interviews?
The tech industry is known for its non-traditional approach to recruitment. Is the testing world the same? I know that some testing interviews involve solving puzzles which is probably relevant to the job.
Do you have any experiences of interview processes where the recruitment process was a little outside the box? Where you asked any strange questions or asked to perform tasks you were not expecting? I’d love to hear about your experiences.September 23, 2015 at 11:28 pm #9470Only available when logged in
Ah well, I was asked once whether or not I was a Star Trek fan or a Star Wars fan.
Apparently my response would dictate which team I would work in should I get hired.September 30, 2015 at 9:52 am #9511September 30, 2015 at 8:04 pm #9527Only available when logged in
@ronan – <grin> – I don’t think there was any difference between the teams – just goofy preferences for the graphics they used in team names – and a fondness for debates on which was the better story…LOL.
Re: my response… Now if I told you my answer – I could possibly jinx future employment!!! HAOctober 1, 2015 at 3:15 pm #9539@mikeharris105Only available when logged in
I was once asked: “If you were an operating system, which one would you be?”October 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm #9540@hopvineOnly available when logged in
An organisation I knew asked people “how do you test a pogo stick”.
Challenge being 2-fold: to know what this was, and then to answer it…October 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm #9543Only available when logged in
UUU – yea the “Let’s make sure you’re a tester” questions!!!
I did get this one once:
“How many balloons does it take to fill this room?”
The challenge wasn’t to answer it empirically – but to know which questions to ask.October 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm #9575@cristi-predaOnly available when logged in
How do you test a keyboard and how do you test a glass of wine 🙂October 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm #9580Only available when logged in
These questions get better all the time.
@hopvine What happened if you didn’t know what a pogo stick was? Was that essential to the job? 😛
@mikeharris105 That’s a great question. What was your answer? I’m guessing not many said Vista!!
@cristi-preda How do you test a glass of wine?October 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm #9581@hopvineOnly available when logged in
@ronan A number of people did not know what this was. It was _meant_ that you could demo how you would test an object, properties to consider etc. And no, this was not needed for the role(s).October 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm #9582@mikeharris105Only available when logged in
I think that the point was just to see how I dealt with an awkward question, so long as I had a reasoned argument it was ok!October 7, 2015 at 7:28 am #9584October 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm #9608
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The first stage in a recruiting for a role I went for recently was an agency interview. I met the agent, shook hands, exchanged pleasantries and was directed upstairs to a meeting room.
When we sat down first thing she said was: “You’ve passed the most important part of the interview!” I looked back blankly.
She explained that “The most important thing I have to look for is a strong handshake and a sense of confidence.”
That was literally it. The rest of the time was spent explaining to me what might happen at the next stage.May 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm #16327Only available when logged in
One I was told recently:
Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?
It makes no sense to me.May 28, 2017 at 2:40 am #16348@archanaOnly available when logged in
I guess desk represents your work, room is your personal life and car is luxury. The recruiter may be looking how the candidate priorities these threeSeptember 21, 2017 at 10:06 am #17507Only available when logged in
One question that I seen mentioned on Twitter recently was:
“How would you test a nuclear bomb?”
Is there any right answer for this?September 21, 2017 at 10:16 am #17509April 22, 2018 at 11:20 pm #19234@darwinOnly available when logged in
I was once asked to explain the end to end process of a betting system, which includes 70 web scrappers, data warehouses, bookmaker system, traders system, customized UI (final product). I had to estimate the request/response calls on each system, required manual efforts on each system, where can I introduce automation, what type of automation and how!
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