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CheatSheet: Behavior Questions For Coder Interview

CheatSheet: Behavior Questions For Coder Interview


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  • Behavioral Interview is about you and your history, your resume, and your motivation.

1.1 Key Behavior Questions

Num Name
1 What is the candidate’s motivation? Why want to join us?
2 Tell me about a time when XXX
3 how is his/her teamwork? Collaborate with the peers
4 How do they resolve conflicts?
5 How big impact the candidate has/could drive?

1.2 Top Behavior Questions

Num Name Link
1 How do you handle missing a deadline or project delay?  
2 How do you deal with people who disagree with you?  
3 What’s the biggest mistake you have made? link
4 Tell me about the best leader or manager you ever had link

1.3 Grow Skills Of Behavior Questions In Daily Work

Num Summary
1 Any emails/messages you don’t know how to reply would be a good learning opportunities

1.5 Categories of Behavior Questions

Num Name Summary
1 Self-intro Background Check background, skillset, culture fit, etc
2 Self-intro Strength  
3 Self-intro Weakness  
4 Deal With Priority  
5 Collaboration/Ownership/Conflicts  
6 Communication/Team work  
7 Deal With Failure  
8 Leadership  
9 Value Customers  
10 Deal With Ambiguity  
11 Closing Interview  

1.6 Self-intro Background

Num Example
1 Walk me through your resume
2 Why you left your previous job?
3 What’s your career goal for the next 3 years?
4 Talk about your working projects
5 Why should we hire you?
6 Why you want to apply our company? And why current position?
7 Describe your process for XXX. Describe daily work
8 Tell me about the most challenging problem you have encountered recently.
9 Tell me about the most interesting project you have been working on.
10 What is your biggest challenge?

1.7 Self-intro Strength

Num Example
1 How will you impact the team if you join. What skills you can bring.
2 What is an accomplishment you’re proud of and why?
3 What will you do in your free time
4 Tell me about how you keep up with most updated technology.
5 What kinds of technologies are you most excited about?

1.8 Self-intro Weakness

Num Example
1 Self personality
2 Different focus of skills set and domain knowledge

1.9 Deal with Priority

Num Example
1 How to trade-off on various limitations
2 Work on a project with insufficient resource (time)
3 How to trade-off “Fast” and “Quality”
4 Work under pressure

1.10 Collaboration/Ownership/Conflicts

Num Example Link
1 Tell us about a time you were given feedback that made you change your strategy  
2 How do you handle conflicts at work?  
3 What if people take your credits ?  
4 If you happen to notice your colleagues made a mistake, what you will do?  
5 Tell me about a project that went beyond your scope of work.  
6 Customer vs share-holder  

Star Principle

1.11 Communication/Team work

Num Example
1 What if you will do, if you think your manager is not fair.
2 Describe your favorite manager/ team worker.
3 What if you don’t get along with your tech lead?
4 How do you like to give and receive feedback?

1.12 Deal With Failure

Num Example Link
1 How do you handle missing a deadline or project delay?  
2 Name time you messed up/ took at risk / failed / feel frustrated ?  
3 Talk about difficulties / failures / tough time in project.  
4 What’s the most difficult decision you’ve had to make recently, and why  
5 What’s the biggest mistake you have made? link
6 What would you change about your project if you did it all over again?  

1.13 Leadership

Num Example
1 Tell me about a time when …
2 Give an example of a time you managed a difficult employee, and how you overcame it.
3 How do you deal with people who disagree with you?
4 Walk me through a time you managed a complex team project. How you approach and delegate?
5 Tell me about the best leader or manager you ever had

Amazon 14 Leadership

1.14 Value Customers

Num Example
1 How do you plan to ensure that your focus is always on improving the customer experience
2 (?) Tell me about a time you had to think outside the box to complete a task.
3 Customer benefits vs Share-holder’s benefits

1.15 Deal With Ambiguity

Num Example
1 Tell me about a time you had to deal with ambiguity
2 Describe a situation where you had to make a decision without data.

1.16 Closing Interview

Num Example
1 Do you have some questions for me or our project?

1.18 More Resources

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