It’s very common to have someone non-technical do the first interview.
It’s not appropriate to ask them stack questions because they often have no idea what you’re talking about — even in small companies.
They already have your CV, but they’ll expect an introduction — make sure you have a good and concise story to tell about your work history. Make sure you know the next step before you get off the phone with your screener.
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Here’s how the process of interviewing generally goes:
Here’s a few ideas on how to address this question in a thoughtful way:
Gettingto know a new person can be so tough without ever getting the chance to meet in person, so if I get the opportunity to get to know your staff, I plan to do my best to take every opportunity to share my perspective, my story and my experience. I hope this will allow me to introduce myself in a way that doesn't put too much of a burden on my future colleagues, especially while we're all navigating remote work.”
Many candidates going for an interview need to prepare for common questions that may be difficult or tricky, just to present themselves as an ideal person for the job.
It is good to know what is a strong, favourable response which the hiring managers and HR professionals might be expecting to hear.
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