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Cracking The Engineering Management Interview: Part 4

Linkedin, a powerful and effective tool to use during your job hunt process.
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Introduction

Success has meaning only when we can tie it with a purpose. It’s rewarding to figure out what accomplishments give us a sense of satisfaction — those that deserve us as much as we deserve to work on them. Once we find the problems we are interested in solving, it’s time to put in the work. The importance of tools is paramount in this process. Here I talk about how I used Linkedin as an empowering tool in my job search and interview process.

The more proactive you can be in your job search the better the outcome will be, I speak from personal experience.

I hope you take these ideas, synthesize them into something that applies well to you, make them your own.


Your profile

Be your biggest advocate. Tell the story you want on your profile.

  1. Keep your profile updated. Pick the most significant skills that you think will apply the most in the next job you envision for yourself.
  2. Highlight growth through the list of past experiences. It’s great if you can show that you have been intentional about your career.
  3. Incorporate any talks, papers, blogs that can speak for you. It’s not easy to carve a niche for yourself beyond your role. Thus, it’s really helpful to see how your work connects to that of your community, especially as a leader.
  4. If there are colleagues who can write great things about you, request it via Linkedin. One great one > many good ones(because every accepted Linkedin recommendation is anyways “good”).

Your network

Build your network before you need it. Don’t approach networking with a utilitarian mindset. Go beyond, build a truly rich social circle. Brevity and specificity are your friends here.

  1. Engage with your Linkedin network — congratulate, empathize, communicate personably.
  2. Keep it authentic. There is no reason to fake amicability. Be there when people need you, do what you can. Build your credibility by letting your actions speak for you.
  3. The pedestal of networking is people. Celebrations and professional setbacks — both need people. Having “movers and shakers” in your network speaks about who you are and what kind of people you attract.

Linkedin Jobs

Learn how to navigate and find the jobs relevant to you. Be self-aware to pro-actively seek the right fit. Especially when seeking leadership roles, be mindful of your choices.

  1. Be clear about what you want. Make your job search as efficient as possible by using the right filters. Time is of the essence here.
  2. There comes a certain unique joy in working for a company whose values match yours, I urge you to seek it. Read the company’s core values, see if you think it translates to their products and if they align with you.
  3. Apply to jobs consistently. The dedication helps because there are variables in the equation you might be unaware of and have no control over. Repetition evens out inconsistencies.

Contacting Recruiters

Recruiters are there to help, it’s up to you on how much meaning you can see in these connections. Think longterm.

  1. Connect with the recruiters, be nice to them. They can be your best allies through and through. It’s in your best interest to build the right relationship with them and make them root for you.
  2. I used a template message when I contacted the recruiters and added some personalization touches(name of the recruiter, company) before I sent it out.
  3. I would proactively reach out to two to three recruiters in companies I wished to apply. Sometimes the job lists the recruiter who posted the job — even easier.

Studying The Company and Team

There is no excuse for being company-unaware. Please go through the products, core values, mission of the company before talking to the hiring manager. It just speaks so much about how passionate you are about the role.

  1. Visit their website. Glance through the products, investors, customers, partners, and founders. Check Glassdoor for company reviews.
  2. See if the core values appeal to you, if they indeed translate to their product strategy.
  3. If it’s a startup, visit Crunchbase. See who is funding the company. Try to do some rough math on how financially sound they might be. You will get lots of opportunities to ask good questions throughout your interview. Craft good ones that can teach you more about the future of the company.

Linkedin Premium

Getting Linkedin Premium was one of the best things I gave myself during the job change process. Here are a few reasons why you should consider it.

  1. I was able to send inMail messages to people I was not connected to — key influencers, managers — with messages not restricted by the length of the message.
  2. I used Linkedin Learning which helped me remarkably in honing my skills, broadening my perspectives, polishing my interview delivery styles with the usage of the right words.
  3. Getting access to who visited my profile was helpful sometimes, especially if they worked at a place I admired. It’s a good data point that can go all the way from boosting confidence to making key connections.
  4. Salary insights came handy when negotiating competing offers.

Linkedin Learning

I cannot speak enough about the quality of the material on Linkedin Learning. I have benefited directly from many leadership courses on the Learning platform, especially when I was starting as a manager. Here is how it helped my interviewing process to be precise.

  1. I started using the right words, for example, I used to use “action plan” or “implementation plan”. I started using words like execution, strategy, or tactic, or process. I sounded more professional.
  2. I acquired the subtler skills crucial for a good manager: negotiation skills, managing social capital, persuasion powers, thought leadership. I also expanded my perspective by learning about the mechanics of how to apply them.
  3. It helped me find great books, podcasts from my favorite speakers and coaches. For example, I found Dorie Clark’s courses on Linkedin Learning and connected with her content. That led me to learn more from her work.

#software-engineering #linkedin #linkedin-learning #engineering-leadership #engineering-mangement

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Cracking The Engineering Management Interview: Part 4
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Cracking The Engineering Management Interview: Part 4

Linkedin, a powerful and effective tool to use during your job hunt process.
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Photo by Greg Bulla on Unsplash

Introduction

Success has meaning only when we can tie it with a purpose. It’s rewarding to figure out what accomplishments give us a sense of satisfaction — those that deserve us as much as we deserve to work on them. Once we find the problems we are interested in solving, it’s time to put in the work. The importance of tools is paramount in this process. Here I talk about how I used Linkedin as an empowering tool in my job search and interview process.

The more proactive you can be in your job search the better the outcome will be, I speak from personal experience.

I hope you take these ideas, synthesize them into something that applies well to you, make them your own.


Your profile

Be your biggest advocate. Tell the story you want on your profile.

  1. Keep your profile updated. Pick the most significant skills that you think will apply the most in the next job you envision for yourself.
  2. Highlight growth through the list of past experiences. It’s great if you can show that you have been intentional about your career.
  3. Incorporate any talks, papers, blogs that can speak for you. It’s not easy to carve a niche for yourself beyond your role. Thus, it’s really helpful to see how your work connects to that of your community, especially as a leader.
  4. If there are colleagues who can write great things about you, request it via Linkedin. One great one > many good ones(because every accepted Linkedin recommendation is anyways “good”).

Your network

Build your network before you need it. Don’t approach networking with a utilitarian mindset. Go beyond, build a truly rich social circle. Brevity and specificity are your friends here.

  1. Engage with your Linkedin network — congratulate, empathize, communicate personably.
  2. Keep it authentic. There is no reason to fake amicability. Be there when people need you, do what you can. Build your credibility by letting your actions speak for you.
  3. The pedestal of networking is people. Celebrations and professional setbacks — both need people. Having “movers and shakers” in your network speaks about who you are and what kind of people you attract.

Linkedin Jobs

Learn how to navigate and find the jobs relevant to you. Be self-aware to pro-actively seek the right fit. Especially when seeking leadership roles, be mindful of your choices.

  1. Be clear about what you want. Make your job search as efficient as possible by using the right filters. Time is of the essence here.
  2. There comes a certain unique joy in working for a company whose values match yours, I urge you to seek it. Read the company’s core values, see if you think it translates to their products and if they align with you.
  3. Apply to jobs consistently. The dedication helps because there are variables in the equation you might be unaware of and have no control over. Repetition evens out inconsistencies.

Contacting Recruiters

Recruiters are there to help, it’s up to you on how much meaning you can see in these connections. Think longterm.

  1. Connect with the recruiters, be nice to them. They can be your best allies through and through. It’s in your best interest to build the right relationship with them and make them root for you.
  2. I used a template message when I contacted the recruiters and added some personalization touches(name of the recruiter, company) before I sent it out.
  3. I would proactively reach out to two to three recruiters in companies I wished to apply. Sometimes the job lists the recruiter who posted the job — even easier.

Studying The Company and Team

There is no excuse for being company-unaware. Please go through the products, core values, mission of the company before talking to the hiring manager. It just speaks so much about how passionate you are about the role.

  1. Visit their website. Glance through the products, investors, customers, partners, and founders. Check Glassdoor for company reviews.
  2. See if the core values appeal to you, if they indeed translate to their product strategy.
  3. If it’s a startup, visit Crunchbase. See who is funding the company. Try to do some rough math on how financially sound they might be. You will get lots of opportunities to ask good questions throughout your interview. Craft good ones that can teach you more about the future of the company.

Linkedin Premium

Getting Linkedin Premium was one of the best things I gave myself during the job change process. Here are a few reasons why you should consider it.

  1. I was able to send inMail messages to people I was not connected to — key influencers, managers — with messages not restricted by the length of the message.
  2. I used Linkedin Learning which helped me remarkably in honing my skills, broadening my perspectives, polishing my interview delivery styles with the usage of the right words.
  3. Getting access to who visited my profile was helpful sometimes, especially if they worked at a place I admired. It’s a good data point that can go all the way from boosting confidence to making key connections.
  4. Salary insights came handy when negotiating competing offers.

Linkedin Learning

I cannot speak enough about the quality of the material on Linkedin Learning. I have benefited directly from many leadership courses on the Learning platform, especially when I was starting as a manager. Here is how it helped my interviewing process to be precise.

  1. I started using the right words, for example, I used to use “action plan” or “implementation plan”. I started using words like execution, strategy, or tactic, or process. I sounded more professional.
  2. I acquired the subtler skills crucial for a good manager: negotiation skills, managing social capital, persuasion powers, thought leadership. I also expanded my perspective by learning about the mechanics of how to apply them.
  3. It helped me find great books, podcasts from my favorite speakers and coaches. For example, I found Dorie Clark’s courses on Linkedin Learning and connected with her content. That led me to learn more from her work.

#software-engineering #linkedin #linkedin-learning #engineering-leadership #engineering-mangement

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Android Interview Questions and Answers from Beginner to Advanced level

DataFlair is committed to provide you all the resources to make you an android professional. We started with android tutorials along with practicals, then we published Real-time android projects along with source code. Now, we come up with frequently asked android interview questions, which will help you in showing expertise in your next interview.

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Android Interview Questions – Get ready for your next interview

Android – one of the hottest technologies, which is having a bright future. Get ready to crack your next interview with the following android interview questions. These interview questions start with basic and cover deep concepts along with advanced topics.

Android Interview Questions for Freshers

1. What is Android?

Android is an open-source mobile operating system that is based on the modified versions of Linux kernel. Though it was mainly designed for smartphones, now it is being used for Tablets, Televisions, Smartwatches, and other Android wearables.

2. Who is the inventor of Android Technology?

The inventors of Android Technology are- Andry Rubin, Nick Sears, and Rich Miner.

3. What is the latest version of Android?

The latest version of Android is Android 10.0, known as Android Q. The upcoming major Android release is Android 11, which is the 18th version of Android. [Note: Keep checking the versions, it is as of June 2020.]

4. How many Android versions can you recall right now?

Till now, there are 17 versions of Android, which have their names in alphabetical order. The 18th version of Android is also going to come later this year. The versions of Android are here:

  • Android 1.0 – Its release is 23 September 2008.
  • Android 1.1 – Its release date is 9 February 2009.
  • Android 1.5 – Its name is Cupcake, Released on 27 April 2009.
  • Android 1.6 – Its name is Donut, Released on 15 September 2009.
  • Android 2.0 – Its name is Eclair, Released on 26 October 2009
  • Android 2.2 – Its name is Froyo, Released on 20 May 2010.
  • Android 2.3 – Its name is Gingerbread, Released on 06 December 2010.
  • Android 3.0 – Its name is Honeycomb, Released on 22 February 2011.
  • Android 4.0 – Its name is Ice Cream Sandwich, Released on 18 October 2011.
  • Android 4.1 – Its name is Jelly Bean, Released on 9 July 2012.
  • Android 4.4 – Its name is KitKat, Released on 31 October 2013.
  • Android 5.0 – Its name is Lollipop, Released on 12 November 2014.
  • Android 6.0 – Its name is Marshmallow, Released on 5 October 2015.
  • Android 7.0 – Its name is Nougat, Released on 22 August 2016.
  • Android 8.0 – Its name is Oreo, Released on 21 August 2017.
  • Android 9.0 – Its name is Pie, Released on 6 August 2018.
  • Android 10.0 – Its name is Android Q, Released on 3 September 2019.
  • Android 11.0 – As of now, it is Android 11.

5. Explain the Android Architecture with its components.

This is a popular android developer interview question

Android Architecture consists of 5 components that are-

a. Linux Kernel: It is the foundation of the Android Architecture that resides at the lowest level. It provides the level of abstraction for hardware devices and upper layer components. Linux Kernel also provides various important hardware drivers that act as software interfaces for hardwares like camera, bluetooth, etc.

b. Native Libraries: These are the libraries for Android that are written in C/C++. These libraries are useful to build many core services like ART and HAL. It provides support for core features.

c. Android Runtime: It is an Android Runtime Environment. Android Operating System uses it during the execution of the app. It performs the translation of the application bytecode into the native instructions. The runtime environment of the device then executes these native instructions.

d. Application Framework: Application Framework provides many java classes and interfaces for app development. And it also provides various high-level services. This complete Application framework makes use of Java.

e. Applications: This is the topmost layer of Android Architecture. It provides applications for the end-user, so they can use the android device and compute the tasks.

6. What are the services that the Application framework provides?

The Android application framework has the following key services-

a. Activity Manager: It uses testing and debugging methods.

b. Content provider: It provides the data from application to other layers.

c. Resource Manager: This provides users access to resources.

d. Notification Manager: This gives notification to the users regarding actions taking place in the background.

e. View System: It is the base class for widgets, and it is also responsible for event handling.

7. What are the important features of Linux Kernel?

The important features of the Linux Kernel are as follows:

a. Power Management: Linux Kernel does power management to enhance and improve the battery life of the device.

b. Memory Management: It is useful for the maximum utilization of the available memory of the device.

c. Device Management: It includes managing all the hardware device drivers. It maximizes the utilization of the available resources.

d. Security: It ensures that no application has any such permission that it affects any other application in order to maintain security.

e. Multi-tasking: Multi-tasking provides the users the ease of doing multiple tasks at the same time.

8. What are the building blocks of an Android Application?

This is a popular android interview question for freshers.

The main components of any Android application are- Activity, Services, Content Provider, and Broadcast Receiver. You can understand them as follows:

a. Activity- It is a class that acts as the entry point representing a single screen to the user. It is like a window to show the user interface.

b. Services- Services are the longest-running component that runs in the background.

c. Content Provider- The content provider is an essential component that allows apps to share data between themselves.

d. Broadcast receivers- Broadcast receiver is another most crucial application component. It helps the apps to receive and respond to broadcast messages from the system or some other application.

9. What are the important components of Android Application?

The Components of Android application are listed below:

  1. Widgets
  2. Intents
  3. Views
  4. Notification
  5. Fragments
  6. Layout XML files
  7. Resources

10. What are the widgets?

Widgets are the variations of Broadcast receivers. They are an important part of home screen customization. They often display some data and also allow users to perform actions on them. Mostly they display the app icon on the screen.

11. Can you name some types of widgets?

Mentioned below are the types of widgets-

a. Informative Widgets: These widgets show some important information. Like, the clock widget or a weather widget.

b. Collective Widgets: They are the collection of some types of elements. For example, a music widget that lets us change, skip, or forward the song.

c. Control Widgets: These widgets help us control the actions within the application through it. Like an email widget that helps check the recent mails.

d. Hybrid Widgets: Hybrid widgets are those that consist of at least two or more types of widgets.

12. What are Intents?

Intents are an important part of Android Applications. They enable communication between components of the same application as well as separate applications. The Intent signals the Android system about a certain event that has occurred.

13. Explain the types of intents briefly?

Intent is of three types that are-

a. Implicit Intents: Implicit intents are those in which there is no description of the component name but only the action.

b. Explicit Intents: In explicit intents, the target component is present by declaring the name of the component.

c. Pending Intents: These are those intents that act as a shield over the Intent objects. It covers the intent objects and grants permission to the external app components to access them.

14. What is a View?

A view is an important building block that helps in designing the user interface of the application. It can be a rectangular box or a circular shape, for example, Text View, Edit Text, Buttons, etc. Views occupy a certain area of the screen, and it is also responsible for event handling. A view is the superclass of all the graphical user interface components.

15. What do you understand by View Group?

It is the subclass of the ViewClass. It gives an invisible container to hold layouts or views. You can understand view groups as special views that are capable of holding other views, that are Child View.

16. What do you understand about Shared Preferences?

It is a simple mechanism for data storage in Android. In this, there is no need to create files, and using APIs, it stores the data in XML files. It stores the data in the pair of key-values. SharedPreferences class lets the user save the values and retrieve them when required. Using SharedPreferences we can save primitive data like- boolean, float, integer, string and long.

17. What is a Notification?

A notification is just like a message that shows up outside the Application UI to provide reminders to the users. They remind the user about a message received, or some other timely information from the app.

18. Give names of Notification types.

There are three types of notifications namely-

a. Toast Notification- This notification is the one that fades away sometime after it pops up.

b. Status Notification- This notification stays till the user takes some action on it.

c. Dialog Notification- This notification is the result of an Active Activity.

19. What are fragments?

A fragment is a part of the complete user interface. These are present in Activity, and an activity can have one or more fragments at the same time. We can reuse a fragment in multiple activities as well.

20. What are the types of fragments?

There are three types of fragments that are: Single Fragment, List Fragment, Fragment Transactions.

  1. Single Transactions can only show a single view for the user.
  2. List Fragments have a special list view feature that provides a list from which the user can select one.
  3. Fragment Transactions are helpful for the transition between one fragment to the other.

Frequently asked Android Interview Questions and Answers

21. What are Layout XML files?

Layout XML files contain the structure for the user interface of the application. The XML file also contains various different layouts and views, and they also specify various GUI components that are there in Activity or fragments.

22. What are Resources in Android Application?

The resources in Android Apps defines images, texts, strings, colors, etc. Everything in resources directory is referenced in the source code of the app so that we can use them.

23. Can you develop Android Apps with languages other than Java? If so, name some.

Yes, there are many languages that we can work with, for the development of Android Applications. To name some, I would say Java, Python, C, C++, Kotlin, C#, Corona/LUA.

24. What are the states of the Activity Lifecycle?

Activity lifecycle has the following four stages-

a. Running State: As soon as the activity starts, it is the first state.

b. Paused State: When some other activity starts without closing the previous one, the running activity turns into the Paused state.

c. Resume State: When the activity opens again after being in pause state, it comes into the Resume State.

d. Stopped State: When the user closes the application or stops using it, the activity goes to the Stopped state.

25. What are some methods of Activity?

The methods of Activity are as follows:

  • onCreate()
  • onStart()
  • onPause()
  • onRestart()
  • onResume()
  • onStop()
  • onDestroy()

26. How can you launch an activity in Android?

We launch an activity using Intents. For this we need to use intent as follows:

  1. ntent intent_name= new Intent(this, Activity_name.class);
  2. startActivity(intent_name);

27. What is the service lifecycle?

There are two states of a service that are-

a. Started State: This is when the service starts its execution. A Services come in start state only through the startService() method.

b. Bounded State: A service is in the bounded state when it calls the method bindService().

28. What are some methods of Services?

The methods of service are as follows-

  • onStartCommand()
  • onBind()
  • onCreate()
  • onUnbind()
  • onDestroy()
  • onRebind()

29. What are the types of Broadcast?

Broadcasts are of two types that are-

a. Ordered Broadcast: Ordered broadcasts are Synchronous and work in a proper order. It decides the order by using the priority assigned to the broadcasts.

b. Normal Broadcast: These are asynchronous and unordered. They are more efficient as they run unorderly and all at once. But, they lack full utilization of the results.

30. What are useful impotent folders in Android?

The impotent folders in an Android application are-

  1. build.xml- It is responsible for the build of Android applications.
  2. bin/ – The bin folder works as a staging area to wrap the files packages into the APK.
  3. src/ – The src is a folder where all the source files of the project are present.
  4. res/ – The res is the resource folder that stores values of the resources that are used in the application. These resources can be colors, styles, strings, dimensions, etc.
  5. assets/ – It provides a facility to include files like text, XML, fonts, music, and video in the Android application.

31. What are the important files for Android Application when working on Android Studio?

This is an important android studio interview question

There are following three files that we need to work on for an application to work-

a. The AndroidManifest.xml file: It has all the information about the application.

b. The MainActivity.java file: It is the app file that actually gets converted to the dalvik executable and runs the application. It is written in java.

c. The Activity_main.xml file: It is the layout file that is available in the res/layout directory. It is another mostly used file while developing the application.

32. Which database do you use for Android Application development?

The database that we use for Android Applications is SQLite. It is because SQLite is lightweight and specially developed for Android Apps. SQLite works the same way as SQL using the same commands.

33. Tell us some features of Android OS.

The best features of Android include-

  1. Multi-tasking
  2. Support for a great range of languages
  3. Support for split-screen
  4. High connectivity with 5G support
  5. Motion Control

34. Why did you learn Android development?

Learning Android Studio is a good idea because of the following-

  1. It has a low application development cost.
  2. It is an open-source platform.
  3. It has multi-platform support as well as Multi-carrier support.
  4. It is open for customizations.
  5. Android is a largely used operating system throughout the world.

35. What are the different ways of storage supported in Android?

The various storage ways supported in Android are as follows:

  1. Shared Preference
  2. Internal Storage
  3. External Storage
  4. SQLite Databases
  5. Network Connection

36. What are layouts?

Layout is nothing but arrangements of elements on the device screen. These elements can be images, tests, videos, anything. They basically define the structure of the Android user interface to make it user friendly.

37. How many layout types are there?

The type of layouts used in Android Apps are as follows:

  1. Linear Layout
  2. Relative Layout
  3. Constraint Layout
  4. Table Layout
  5. Frame Layout
  6. Absolute Layout
  7. Scrollview layout

38. What is an APK?

An APK stands for Android Package that is a file format of Android Applications. Android OS uses this package for the distribution and installation of the Android Application.

39. What is an Android Manifest file?

The manifest file describes all the essential information about the project application for build tools, Android operating system, and google play. This file is a must for every Android project that we develop, and it is present in the root of the project source set.

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Cracking The Engineering Management Interview

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Prepare and ace your management interview round. (Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash)

Introduction

In this article, I want to cover the most important questions that will come up in the management round of the onsite interview process for the Engineering Manager roles. I will share some highlights from how I usually answered those questions and some tips for you to take away.

Please note that these are just sample answers to provoke a thought process in you, I don’t believe you can or should use them as is. The key to leadership interviews is authenticity.


Before I share the specifics of the management round, let me quickly list the other most common rounds I saw in my onsite interviews.

Onsite Interview structure

Management round

Focuses on execution strategies, project management methodologies(agile), hiring, feedback, 1–1s, managing underperformance, mentorship, coaching.

Tip: I found Managing for Results to be helpful on Linkedin Learning.

Cross-Functional Interactions

Focuses on negotiation strategies, managing social capital, use of influence, managing priorities, conflict resolution in cross-functionals.

Tip: I found Managing a Cross-Functional Team to be helpful on Linkedin Learning.

Product Interactions

Focuses on the relationship with product management, PM-EM(Product and Engineering Manager) responsibilities, mapping product strategy to engineering strategy, goal setting.

Tip: I have benefited a lot in developing a product minded thinking by watching the Product School videos.

Tech Lead — EM Interactions

Focuses on managing senior, staff, principal engineers, managing high potentials, the role of culture in high performance, growth and retention strategies, rewards, recognition.

System Design, technical discussion

Focuses on the system design of popular product features like Twitter timeline, Twitter Search, Whatsapp, Instagram, TinyURL, etc. As an EM, you will be leading a technical team that builds complex solutions at scale. Make sure you are prepared for this round. Understand from the hiring manager or recruiter beforehand on role expectations.

Tip: The best resource to ace this is round is Educative.io. The second best thing that helped me was reading engineering blogs of world-class companies where they talk about how they solve specific problems, discuss their tech stack.


In this article, I will restrict myself to the management round questions. In itself, it’s a big topic. It will get monotonous to go over all questions, so I will pick a few most asked questions and share my perspectives on each. Hope this inspires some thought processes for you.

Tip: If you want a quick read on the list of questions, I refer you to Vidal Graupera’s latest book on Engineering Manager Interviews. While the book does not talk much about how to answer them, you will get an exhaustive list of questions to prepare.


Management round most asked interview questions

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Highlights of my answer

Strengths:

  1. Simplify complexity, simplify the basic human communication, map content to context. Leads to more careful decision making.
  2. Continuously edit the mindsets in the team to tune for the highest collective intelligence — people change all the time. Tune the collective intelligence of the team for targeted performance
  3. Listen deeply, act mindfully. Empathetic employee culture with sustained high performance.

Weaknesses/challenges/Hard things (keep in mind this also depends on what kind of support you have from the company in general)

  1. Managing my social capital when leading cross-functional projects.
  2. Providing air cover for my team during a time-sensitive execution, handling the uncertainty until the results come.
  3. Advocating self-awareness, opening people to seek more, be ambitious.

I would build my answer around these by giving specific nuanced examples. I would have an example ready for each of the items on my mental list and expand based on how detailed I was expected to be.

Here’s the truth, leadership interviews are a lot of talking, so you need to watch out for hints on when you need to go into detail and when to stop. Brief and specific always work.

I would also say, “I don’t necessarily see it as a weakness, but more as a challenge”, then start my answer if the interviewer used the word “weakness” in the question.

Things you should think about

Have many examples ready. It takes time to remember examples one each for the type of situation. Do it.

To build my examples, I sat down on a Saturday, noted down all interesting experiences — positive, negative.

After you have a big set of examples ready, select those that can build a diverse case for you. Synthesize your answers to succinctly narrate it to the interviewer. Ask this — What do you want your interviewer to take away from your example? Offer exactly that in your answer.

What according to you is effective delegation?

Highlights of my answer

  1. Trust is the building block for effective delegation. I need to first establish that trust with my team.
  2. I try to know both their strengths and areas to improve. The goal is to map their career aspirations to available tasks at hand.
  3. One way to delegate is that for a given task, find the person who has the strengths in that area who I can trust with quality+completion. Another way is to see if I can delegate the task at hand to someone who has this in his area of improvement thus helping him make progress with his career aspirations. Sometimes there isn’t the time for developing the abilities to complete the task, in which case I communicate that plus start coaching them for the next time.
  4. There is always more scope for delegation, I think I should do more of it. I used to under-delegate when I started because I was coming from being a fairly successful IC. I am working my way out of it.

Things you should think about

Are there leaders around you that make you want to work for them? Do you feel trusted, challenged, empowered when they delegate tasks to you? Do they keep in mind the growth of the team?

Do you feel micromanaged? Do you feel you are always being assigned tasks for your abilities than your aptitude?

As a manager, you will have a lot of tasks only you can do. Focus on those, delegate the others. The right delegation always benefits the team, not just you as a manager.

Check out Delegating Tasks on Linkedin by Dorie Clark.

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