A technical job interview ascertains a candidate's technical skills, qualifications, certification and specific experience as mentioned in the candidate's job application. Technical interviews are also an opportunity for an employer to get to know the on the job strengths of the candidate as they relate to the strengths and skills of their current workforce.
Some technical job interview questions focus on the candidate's ability to put technical skills in the service of business goals. Some questions with this in mind may include:
- Tell me about a time that you worked on a project with other departments.
- Tell me about an IT project that you worked on that significantly affected your company's business practices.
- What experience do you have making presentations to management, coworkers and investors?
- Tell me about a time that you innovated or implemented a solution which your manager did not specifically direct you to do.