Best interviewing experience?

over 3 years ago from Taylor Palmer, I do the UX

  • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, over 3 years ago

    All great points, and I like the preset questions idea.

    Your approach to exercises sounds very similar to my own. I explain to them, "This isn't a challenge, puzzle, or brain teaser. There isn't a right answer and you won't be expected to find one. Instead, let's work together to solve a problem. Show me how to you like to think and work, and I'll do my best to help design with you along the way."

    I then introduce the prompt to them, and give them a few minutes alone to cool off, gather their thoughts, and wrap their head about the prompt.

    It's the best I've been able to do so far.

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    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 3 years ago

      Thats a good point about giving them a few minutes. Its funny how often we ask interviewers to do this crazy marathon day, talking almost nonstop for 7 hours. Then have them also talk to us over lunch. I havn't done this yet, but I wonder if having a break where we leave them alone with snack and drinks and bathroom break in the middle somewhere would help as well.

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