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Growing Software by Louis Testa

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Interview Traits

Start by thinking about what makes a good development engineer. Using this information, your interview team can evaluate the candidates for these traits during the interview by assigning different interviewers to different traits. For each of the areas, create a list of sample questions that you will provide to members of the interview team. If you evaluate candidates in all of the following areas, you can get a broader picture of the candidate and his or her potential:

  

Technical skills

Communication skills

Success history

Personality

Cultural fit

Enthusiasm

Work habits and preferences

Problem-solving ability

Industry experience

Sense of humor

People skills

 

Each of the traits requires an evaluation method. Direct questions work well for ...

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