Monday, January 10, 2011

Questions for a Non-Technical Interview

You can prepare for technical interviews, since they are... well, technical. But what about non-technical interviews? I don't know how to prepare for those... 

About one year ago I had a non-technical phone interview. For some reason, I kept track of the questions that I was asked. Since the event is well in the past, I thought of posting the questions to help those that may be wondering - as I was - what does a non-technical interview may look likes. 

These are the questions that I received:

  • Why did you pick CS as a major?
  • What is the one project you are proud about and why?
  • Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
  • What do you like to do as extracurricular activities?
  • What is your opinion about being a leader among technical women?
  • Tell me about some technical obstacles that you encountered and how you overcome them
  • What are your plans for your career?
  • What would you do to increase the enrollment of women in CS related fields?
  • What's your vision about the importance of technical women?
  • What is an interesting area in technology?
  • If you have endless monetary and technological possibilities, what project would you work on?
  • When did you fall in love with CS?

The funny thing about these questions is that I don't really know what they can tell about me... 

If you've had a non-technical interview, and you'd like to share sample of the questions you received, please add them in the comments.